Monday, June 05, 2017

Medical Update

I don't post a lot of personal stuff here, but I thought I'd mention my latest adventure.  About 11:00 P. M. on Friday night, a blood vessel burst in my right eye.  A big black blotch soon covered the center of my eyeball. I didn't know what had happened, but I figured it was either that or a detached retina.  There wasn't anything I could do at the time, but the next morning I started calling eye doctors.  I managed to get squeezed in with an on-call doctor who took a lot of pictures of my eye and diagnosed the problem.  Today I'll be seeing the retina specialist, but the on-call doctor told me that the problem would most likely be treated by a series of injections in my eyeball.  Just what I wanted to hear.  I  know people who've been treated for this same thing with eye drops, but whenever things  happen to me, the easy way never seems to work out.  

So that's the latest.  Cross your fingers, say a prayer, send me some good thoughts, or whatever tickles your fancy.

16 comments:

Jerry House said...

Eww! I'm phobic about my eyes, have been since I cut my eyeball as a kid and lost some of the fluid. Despite feeling all squirmy now, sending good thoughts and prayers to you, along with a fifth of blended whiskey (I just hope the postman doesn't keep it for himself).

George said...

Hope the doctors treat your burst blood vessel and you get some relief fast!

Tom Johnson said...

Oh, man, old age isn't for sissies, Bill. Look what we have to go through! Our prayers are with you, my friend. God Bless.

Richard Krauss said...

So sorry to hear this. Best wishes it's dealt with swiftly and successfully. And what Tom sez about old age too.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

My father had to have eye shots for macular degeneration.

It just goes to show, it's always something.

Fingers crossed as always.

SteveHL said...

I hate having my fancy tickled.

Please get well quickly.

Steph said...

Criminy!
Sending you best wishes for drops instead of shots. I do know that there are wonderful numbing drops (you probably know about these) if it must be shots.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Best of luck, Bill!

Fred Blosser said...

Bill, best wishes as usual. You clearly have a big support group out here.

Gerard said...

Best of luck, One Eye.

Mike Stamm said...

Fingers crossed and all good wishes, Bill.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Man.....this is what happens when you look at porn too much. Let this be a warning to us all and stick with feral hogs and alligators.

Rick Robinson said...

BUMMER. We all said if you got that Red Ryder BB gun you'd shoot your eye out. This sounds absolutely horrible. Get better soon and have 100% of your eyesight back, pronto.

Howard said...

Hoping for the best results for you.

Kathy said...

Bill, be sure to let your oncologist know about this in case it's related to your treatment. Wishing you a pain-free, speedy recovery. Sending positive vibes your way, as always.

Cap'n Bob said...

Linda has to get shots in her eye every now and then but it's not as icky as this sounds. Best wishes for success.