Have you ever postponed an appointment?

By frustated Latest Reply 2011-09-02 16:06:57 -0500
Started 2011-06-06 13:49:59 -0500

Today i went to the eye doctor and i put it off three years. I know I am suppose to do it every year. The doctor said my vision hasn't changed and that I am doing good but got a lecture from my kids. Mom you know better,why did you take so long? I just replied i can still see good through the ones I have so I didn't think anything about it.The doctor said since my sugars were doing good and I can control them it hasn't affected my vision and he said I didn't have glucoma so yay.

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stilllearning 2011-09-02 16:06:57 -0500 Report

Put off Eye exam for about 5 yrs. Went from single vision script to triple vision. Dialation showed no diabetic problems but got a very stern talking to by eye Doc. My aunt lost her vision several yrs ago due to diabetes and has been on my butt ever since finding out A1C came back at 9.3 last yr.

Te Ja
Te Ja 2011-06-08 08:18:00 -0500 Report

This is my opinion nobody should ever postpone an eye appointment or any other dr. and especially being a diabetic. I understand that the lack of insurance or finainces can play a key role for not going. I worked for a Ophthalmologist for a while, saw so many of the patients that waited to long and the damage could not be repaired. When if they had only came in sooner it could have been prevented or at least prolonged.
On the other side of this I have been blind in 1 eye all of my life and when first found I was diabetic is when my vision become very blurry in my good eye. It's been over a month now and still do not have all of my vision back yet. I value my vision love seening the sun set, a blue sky, grandchildren playing.
So what ever means it takes please do not put off any appointments.
God bless you that your vision is o.k.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-06-07 03:11:33 -0500 Report

I kept postponing seeing the Dr for a colonoscopy for several years desite my Dad having colon cancer. Luckily they only found precancerous colon polyps.

dietcherry 2011-06-06 22:14:47 -0500 Report

Glad you got a clean bill of health from your eye Doc! Im bad about postponing appointments save for my Endo. I actually look forward to seeing him cause he always says to keep up the good work and I also love when good numbers come back!

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-06-06 17:28:37 -0500 Report

Well you do know that your kids were right, yes? I hadn't been to the eye doctor for several years. I felt sure my eyes were much worse but the last time I got new gjasses they were so expensive (due to strong prescription). I finally had the money to get new glasses so I went to the doctor. Turns out I have glaucoma in both eyes. He said this shouldn't have been a problem for at least 10 to 12 years but happened sooner because of diabetes. So tomorrow I get the left I done and next Tuesday I get the right done. He tells me I will be seeing as well as I did at 20. I wore gjasses at 20 (im 58) but my rye sight was soooooo much better. This is going to be great!!!!!!!

realsis77 2011-06-06 15:43:46 -0500 Report

Good news, but you really need to see your doc. I'm going once a month to mine and yes I'm guilty of postponment also. But not for a year! Its important to see how your doing and check for other problems. Remember if they catch things early its usually the best way. Good luck and God bless

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-06-06 21:50:28 -0500 Report

I was putting off going to my eye doctor. I see my regular doctor on a very regular basis.

realsis77 2011-06-07 06:30:19 -0500 Report

That's good! I'm glad your visit came out well! Yes I also put off my eye doctors appointments! I finnaly went and saw him a few months back but I don't have vision coverage and it gets expensive!

jayabee52 2011-06-06 14:33:21 -0500 Report

Hooray for your good news about your eyes!

But your children are right. You should go have a retinal exam every year.

They love you and want you to take the best care of yourself you can.

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