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Jul 8, 2018 · Slow degradation of my vision. Seeing a retina specialist in Eye Conditions

Hi .. I have early stage Macular Degeneration but the only treatment so far was injections for 'floaters' and one injection for the MD. I take Preservison 2 vitamins upon my retina specialist's recommendation. Recently I had cataract surgery in both eyes. Have a followup appointment with the retina specialist tomrrow. Hoping there's no bad news.

Wishing you the best in your search for a clinical research opening. Take care. Bonnie.

Feb 13, 2018 · Slow degradation of my vision. Seeing a retina specialist in Eye Conditions

@hopeful33250, Thanks Teresa. No one gave me instructions except to rest and not to lift anything, but that was before the concussion symptoms occurred. No specific care instructions for the concussion. I’m not that energetic right now so I’m not too active. Will get info from my dr on thurs. Will update. Thanks again. Bonnie.

Feb 13, 2018 · Slow degradation of my vision. Seeing a retina specialist in Eye Conditions

@rosemarya The surgeon was kind when I was there yesterday and reminded me to call should I feel worse or if I’m not getting better soon. Finally got the call from the Admin person who releases records. Will pick up a copy tomorrow. He asked how I was feeling and told him my ears were still ringing and I sometimes felt wobbly when getting up from a sitting position. He seemed concerned. told him I’d be seeing my primary care dr Thursday. Thanks for the link to Mayo. Will take a look there. Thanks for checking on me and will update when there’s a change or Thursday. Hope you’re having a good day. Bonnie.

Feb 12, 2018 · Slow degradation of my vision. Seeing a retina specialist in Eye Conditions

@rosemarya, @hopeful33250 Thanks for your concern for my surgery which was Jan 30, and which went well with the exception of being bumped on my left eyebrow with the head halo that’s used to keep the head still during the procedure. Not sure which team member was the culprit as I was already mildly sedated. I was aware that something had happened and was in pain. There was no ice pack applied or anything. The surgeon wasn’t in the surgery bay at the time. After the procedure, someone told me they would annotate my record. At any rate, all seemed well for about 3 days and then I began to have weird sensations… ringing in my ears, headache, bruising at the corner of my eye, erratic blood pressure and unsteadiness on my feet. Went to the ER where a CT and labs were done. Those seemed normal but the dr there told me I most likely had a mild concussion and to follow up with my primary care doctor. Did that on Tuesday and she too thought I had all the symptoms of a concussion. I had a follow up with surgeon today. The cornea is clear and eye pressure is lowering. Went upstairs to the surgery center and signed a request for a copy of my records, but the administrator who is in charge of such wasn’t in today and will call me tomorrow. Signed a release so they could get a copy of the CT scan report from the ER. Not having had a concussion before, have no real info except what I found via google and some reputable medical sites. All the symptoms could clear in as little as a few days, a few months or even a year. The older one is, the longer healing takes. I’m upset and have some mild depression. At least my vision is improving and hoping the other symptoms heal sooner than a few months or a year. 🙂 Will keep you updated and thanks again for your concern.

Jan 29, 2018 · Slow degradation of my vision. Seeing a retina specialist in Eye Conditions

@rosemarya Thanks Rosemary. Unfortunately the cataract surgery was rescheduled until tomorrow, 1/30. Was disappointed but will be glad when this one’s over. Hope all is well with you. I noticed you and I have many similar issues. I, too, have a mild heart murmur but no one’s concerned at this point. Have a good day. Will update sometime after tomorrow. 🙂

Jan 5, 2018 · Slow degradation of my vision. Seeing a retina specialist in Eye Conditions

Thanks Teresa, I’ll be in touch as soon as I can get glasses adjusted or ?? 🙂

Jan 5, 2018 · Slow degradation of my vision. Seeing a retina specialist in Eye Conditions

Hi Rosemary @rosemarya Glad you have a caring opthamologist who is monitoring you. I also hope you don’t need more of the injections. I keep hoping I can avoid those in the future. Will let you know how the cataract surgery goes. Most people I’ve spoken with about this procedure are very positive. I know I’ll be there a while but the procedure itself doesn’t take long. Have a good New Year! Bonnie.

Jan 4, 2018 · Slow degradation of my vision. Seeing a retina specialist in Eye Conditions

Hi Teresa @hopeful33250 Good to hear from you. Yes, things have been busy and consists mostly of dr visits and labs, etc. Began Stelara but after several months, discontinued as it didn’t seem to be effective.
Thanks for remembering my brother’s passing. That was a difficult time and then the holidays without him. During Hurricane Irma I almost called him to let him know I was okay.

Ma having cataract surgery on my left eye next week. Not sure how long it will be before the right eye is done. Then will have reading glasses made. Always something but glad I’m as well as I am. Worst problem now is the impact of having had gallbladder removed at the time of the last resection.
How are things going with you? I should have kept in touch more frequently. Thanks again! Bonnie.