Hi, fellow WOYWWers. (catch the rest here)
As some of you have seen over the last few days posts, I've had a bit of a time of it with my eyes and so there is nothing on my workspace today. I am writing this Tuesday evening (as usual) this time after a long and exhausting day - the second in a row - spent at a hospital.
If you've seen the first two instalments, I will spare you again. Tuesday saw me go for the MRI scan which was a saga in itself as it took some time for them to find who knew I was expected.... and then my 10am slot was taken by an emergency (which is good, I suppose that I wasn't one) so I had to hang around till about 1.30.... the MRI was clear (hurrah) but then I had to go and wait in the eye clinic again to see the opthalmologist (if that is right) let's say eye doctor - which meant more hours in waiting rooms. (I got home at 7 having gone out at 7!) I didn't take to him much, I think becuase it was so late in the day (gone 5) he was tired too - he seemed to be quite rushed and off hand. Everyone else I've seen has been fantastic.
I was so exhausted by then I didn't ask all the questions I should have - they have given me a diagnosis but I can't find the piece of paper -hang on "posterior non arteritic ischaemic optic neuropathy" which means the blood isn't fully getting to the eye - but needs a referral to a neuro clinic - and I don't know what the treatment (if any) or timescale is.("It's not the one that kills you", he says! I think the Dr in the MRI unit said he thought this interupted blood flow was the problem and that it may be that I just have to live with it) I am reluctant to google it in case I get more bad news!! On the plus side my blood pressure was normal (how surprised was I at that after the last 2 days). Please don't all tell me how stupid I am not to ask what this means - I know that!!!
Hope you will understand if I don't visit you all today! Am off for an early night (tuesday). At least I can go to work today (Wednesday)