Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A few Months of Injuries.....Sigh

Well, I've probably lost a whole bunch of readers, but then, never mind.... It ceratinly has been a few months of illness and weird eye things for me...

It all started out with the "apprentice" have mini viral attacks that had her miss 2-3 days of school on a weekly basis since mid July. Then I had some horrific (what i thought were migraines) head aches that turned out to be glaucoma attacks! Yuck! Turns out I have closed angle glaucoma.Here is a little bit about Glaucoma:
Glaucoma (the sneak thief of sight) refers to a group of eye diseases that affect the optic nerve and may cause vision loss. Optic nerve damage in glaucoma is primarily due to elevated intra-ocular pressure (IOP) within the eye. Glaucoma is classified either as open-angle (the more common chronic condition which is usually painless) or angle-closure glaucoma (the more unusual type which often occurs suddenly [acutely] and is associated with pain and redness of the eye).  There are no symptoms in the early stages, and by the time the patient notices vision changes, visual loss due to glaucoma can only be halted, not reversed. Glaucoma is usually treated with eyedrops, although lasers and surgery can also be used. Most cases can be controlled well with these treatments, thereby preventing further loss of vision. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to preserving sight in people with glaucoma.

So then I get my eyes lasered (I think that's called an iridotomy). After which things were fine until I get a hematoma in the right eye. I got a bit scared, but thank goodness, it was not a serious thing...

The next thing that has been happening is that my left hip has been hurting while I sleep at night. Had an xray. The result was that I will eventually need hip surgery...Sigh to that! Tomorrow I finally get to see the specialist. So I will write about that tomorrow.

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