Ya know I never thought the combination of stress and diabeties would cause so much damage, I tried to get my sugar under control and I really focused on that issue and then out of the blue I had planned a trip to see my son in another state. I thought I had it all together just had to pick up a few things for the trip the next morning and I was fine when I woke up. I got in the car with my husband and we started our errands. I mentioned all of a sudden I felt wierd in my jaw on the right side, I thought oh it must be nothing but as the day progressed it moved up hugher in the face toward the eye and back toward the neck in the jaw area, I told my husband I think I better see the eye doctor before we go just in case so we drove over to his office and by the time I got there my eye felt like it was pulling down my cheek, they examined me but didn't have the right equipment so he put a call in to a specialist and they did a perriferial scan and a few other test and dialated the eyes— he said I don't think it is too bad but I want you to make another appointment when you get back from your trip in three days and we will examine it again. I waited thinking it was nothing even though in the back of my mind I am thinking stroke, well I was right between the stress in my life and the diabeties I had a mild stroke in the eye and lost some upper vision and I had to go back in a month for another scan and if it was better—not so blackened in the upper part of the eye then I would be fine, a month later it was better not completely but much better. He schedualed a 3 month visit for another scan and I went to that the other day—in the mean time my sons moved back in with us for 3 months with 3 cats and a dog— we are a pet free home, the stress of helping your sons and the animals which I am highly allergic to took a toll on my breathing and my patience. I went for my scan and found because of the stress high blood pressure and diabeties I could barely read the second line on the eye chart so they took some tests and shot dye in the veins and took pictures of the eyes and now the left eye has two blood clots and two blockages and in between them the vessel is dead whic in turn will cause bleeding in the eye so I have to be careful of that.
I feel like I get one thing fixed and another takes over, thank goodness for prayer or I would really loose it. I also have fibromyalia and neuropathy so the pain is so awful do you wonder why the stress is so high. I am 64 who saidthese were the Golden Years, WHAT ????
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