Removing what? My eye!

By samiks82 Latest Reply 2012-12-07 15:21:56 -0600
Started 2012-10-08 20:20:43 -0500

I went to the eye dr and the pressure was low and since my injection a week ago more eye pain. He told me that its comming down to the wire now and i need to prepair my self and those close to me for removal of my very sick eye. This new has broken my heart and i know its all bc of me not doing what i shouldve when i was younger. All i need really is positive words. I still need to call my family and let them know. Idk how they will handel it.

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samiks82 2012-12-07 15:21:56 -0600 Report

Wow u have seen alot of medical advances with t1d. I admire u for having lost ur legs and still doing things u normally do with the fakes on.its been a huge challange with loosing my eye but i refuse to wear a patch. Well i have some things to do but feel free to email me @ small any time ill b here

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forsakes alive 2012-10-25 21:35:47 -0500 Report

My question to you, have you ever gone to get a second opinion from a different doc?

samiks82 2012-10-25 22:30:14 -0500 Report

I have had several drs tell me the same thing. If i want tobe pain free then i should have it removed. I miss not haning any pain in my eyes. I hope and pray that this will help my diabetes and pain alot. Ty

samiks82 2012-10-16 20:40:28 -0500 Report

Well i picked my removal date for my very sick eye today. October 31st 2012, also 30 years ago on that day my parents had me baptized. So to me its a significant day. I hope and pray everything goes good.

Lizardfan 2012-10-14 16:12:41 -0500 Report

So sorry to hear about your news. I have a dear friend that recently had to have her right eye removed because of cancer. She has the replacement eye now and you can't tell that she had the surgery if you didn't know it. She had textbook post surgery and is cancer free. Good luck.

doggier 2012-10-11 23:15:37 -0500 Report

I am thinking about you. Everyday i think about what diabetes could do to me if I don't take of myself. Sometimes I am very good at doing what I am suppose to do and sometimes i am not. I am going to try to do better. Thank you for telling us what is going on in your life. You will get through this!

samiks82 2012-10-12 10:11:17 -0500 Report

Im happy to hear that my miss fortuine is making an inpact on others. Its giving me stringth to accept what is going on. I will get through this even when i doubt my self. Ty so much.

tabby9146 2012-10-11 12:27:03 -0500 Report

I am so very sorry. I still hope that somehow, something can be done, and you won't have to have this. My heart breaks for you. I will say some prayers.

samiks82 2012-10-11 14:38:28 -0500 Report

I have an appt with a specialist at my state univercity on Tuesday. I made my decision to go a head and have it removed and replaced. I broke my, drs, and familys hearts when I decided. I can't deal with the pain any longer. I hope when people take from it that they may need to make changes in their own lives. Ty to everyones words and thoughts and prayers. More up dates will come as they happen.

locarbarbie 2012-10-10 10:04:15 -0500 Report

I am so very sorry that you have to endure this. If it is any consolation to you, you have just helped one diabetic on this board, myself. As I read your post, I was eating a McDonalds pancake and sausage breakfast that I picked up on my way into work. I have allowed myself to get so far off track (laziness, depression, etc.) and reading your post was like a (well needed) smack in the head. I have thrown my 1/2 eaten breakfast in the garbage and intend to get myself back on track before it is too late.

I will be praying for you, may God bless you.

samiks82 2012-10-10 16:34:04 -0500 Report

When i read what u wrote i smiled and cryed.

samiks82 2012-10-10 16:38:43 -0500 Report

It does stink that its my missfortuine but im so happy that its brought someone something good to theirs. Please keep in contact. Also thank you very much. Huggs!

locarbarbie 2012-10-10 18:52:17 -0500 Report

From what I have been reading…low eye pressure is generally due to some type of trauma (maybe during one of your surgeries??). Please do not beat yourself up over thinking that it is something you brought upon yourself. Is there any type of alternative medicine physician that may have some answer on hows to increase pressure? I will continue to pray for you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to ease what you are going through.

samiks82 2012-10-10 19:07:09 -0500 Report

It started out as a hemmorage covering the macula in january. A week after my first surgery my bs shot up to over 1700. Yes it almost killed me. My pressure was high for a few months and now ive been through 6 total. Ive had injections of lucentes and avasten. This next month i will have more shots. Ive spent 2days now resting trying so hard to deal with the pain and its so hard to not want to give up. I really want to give up.iim crying as im writing this and idk what todo. Im calling the dr in the morning so maybe have some pain control or something. I cant lay in bed allday n not do something.

locarbarbie 2012-10-10 20:11:30 -0500 Report

If you are in that much pain maybe you should go to the ER tonight. I can't believe that they would just leave you hanging like this. I can not even comprehend how you lived thru blood sugars of over 1700. My heart just breaks for you and all you are having to endure. Is there someone there with you tonight so that at least you are not alone?

samiks82 2012-10-10 21:40:50 -0500 Report

I have someone here with me. I am calling the drs as soon as its open. Then im forsure able to see my dr. Its breaking my heart going through this stuff. Alot of my health issues are genetic but still no excuse for my actions when i was younger. Im also on facebook and if u are please add me. Its alot easyer to talk there sometimes. Huggs and goodnight!

IronOre 2012-10-09 12:09:40 -0500 Report

Don't hesitate to go for a second opinion.
The doctor that you may need could be many miles away, but it probably will be worth it.

samiks82 2012-10-09 12:23:28 -0500 Report

I actually have 3 drs for my eye and ive asked all 3 for options. They all say the same thing. So im going to see how the next few shots go then if it dosent get better or it gets more painful then ill get it removed. Ty

GabbyPA 2012-10-09 10:54:40 -0500 Report

It is better to cut out the sick than to let it continue to and maybe make other things worse. I know that doesn't make it easier, but at least it is only one. Have you considered a second opinion? Or is it just resigned to be so?

samiks82 2012-10-09 11:30:07 -0500 Report

ive been having injections. I already went through lazer and cateract surgery. I will be going through a month of injections and i hope and pray that this works. If my eye is removed i will have a fake 1 put in its place. Ty

Nana_anna 2012-10-09 09:51:57 -0500 Report

I don't know what to say. Loosing a precious thing such as that. We take allot for granted. Your family will only want to be there for you. They will support you in this. I am sorry you have to go through this to. I agree, better the eye than your life, better a limb, then your life. Best wishes to you.

samiks82 2012-10-09 09:57:22 -0500 Report

Ty. So far ive told my boyfriend, my bestie, and my mom. Theyr all huge supports for me. Its been close to a year since i lost sight in it and its still tough to ajust and adapt. But i am still learning. Ty

pontufex 2012-10-09 09:43:38 -0500 Report

I hate to give this post a thumbs up cause this is awful news, so I won't. From personal experience I know how devastating the loss of an appendage can be. My ex-wife's father lost both is legs above the knee thanks to diabetic complications, and later lost his life for the same reasons. It is good news to see that you are now taking steps to control you diabetes though.
The best words I can give to you is, it's better to lose an eye than your life…you have two eyes but only one you.

samiks82 2012-10-09 09:52:36 -0500 Report

Hindesight is 20/20. So far this is the only major complication i have. I also hope its my last. Ive lost 3 grandparents to diabetes and an 2ed cousin to it also. Ty

pontufex 2012-10-09 10:43:53 -0500 Report

I'm sorry, but I had to chuckle a bit when I read your reply…"Hindsight is 20/20"…considering the discussion we're having.

One thing I will always remember about my dad is what he use to tell when I had doubts or fears…never hope, never believe, know. You are now in a stage of your life where you know what to do, and have the tools at hand to do it.

I trust that no matter the outcome of your next appointment you'll be okay. Everyday as you know is a battle with this disease, sometimes we lose battle after battle, being driven further behind our own lines, but then there are the victories when our foe is running for his life and we're dancing across the field of aggression celebrating a new day.

I look forward to your update…keep up the good fight, and don't give the enemy an inch.

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