Hi guys. Puns a plenty. On saturday the hospital staff in emergency kept telling me "you see the eye doctor soon". I thought cool, my sight will return soon!
Oh boy, the eye doctor was a 20 something US educated Chinese babe. She had a nice gentle manner and a cool chino-US accent. She spent 2 hours looking in my eyes with all sorts of gadgets, saying look lower left, look ground, look lower right, look at me etc. Yup, I will look at you any day baby, even when bright lights are in my face. Hmmm. She made me feel all gooey, if you know what I mean? Nice big lips too.
I'm ok guys, my right eye is today a bit of vision. The blood vessels to my retina are blocked, but may self clear over time. I have a special eye ball massage to do hourly.
Great to hear it. time is of the essence when something like that happens. I think the deadline is around 3 hours for strokes and heart attacks from the initial event before the damage is permanent....which is why i just shake my head when people tell me they started having chest pain 6 hours ago.....
Hi guys, just a quick update following todays appointment.
My vision is improving in leaps and bounds, approx 80% in the right eye now. They suspect the cause is not with a clot in the eye, but in the visual cortex. I have many scans booked for next week. I also have an Ophthalmologist appointment for Tuesday to rule out actual eye issues.
If this turns out to be brain related then I may be facing surgery very soon. The risk of a secondary event is approximately 50% in the first 2 months following the first. I have been prescribed Asprin to thin my blood and should a blockage in the eye be ruled out then other medication will then follow to further reduce risk. Other blood thinners are not yet prescribed as they could lead to bleeding in the eye which will make it worse, assuming the blockage is in the eye that is. I have been instructed to take it easy and not to over-exercise.