Ladies and Gentlemen, come one, come all!
Let us take you on the road to avoid!
Let us introduce you to another kind of pure frustration!
It's bad enough to end up here, but wait until we give you your bill!
We hope to drain you financially and send you home groaning.
Just check out our extravagant prices.
We promise that this will be presented to you only after
injection. We feel these prices are fair and reasonable. You only pay what your insurance will not. Stop sulking for you have only had 5 injections so far and 4 laser treatments.
So come one, come all! We look forward to giving you every available test, whether you need it or not.
We are pleased to empty your pockets so retirement is purely a
We are looking forward to seeing you return in 6-8 weeks so we can take this ride all over again.
Thank you SO much for coming.
Enough of the sarcasm. We know ending up here and in this mood, has been of our own demise. None the less, it has been important for treatments to keep what sight is left. Retinal surgery is as expensive as any other medical care, and we are grateful it is still available.
For those of you who have offered your best and prayers for Bill with all of these treatments, we thank you sincerely for your love and concern.
His appointment yesterday, was actually a very promising one. He hates to get his hopes too high. The last round saw considerable loss of sight in his ' shootin'eye,' so he didn't want to continue treatments.
This time, however, the same eye went from 80% loss to 60%. That's huge! He told them he does not see an improvement. They reminded him that his good eye is compensating for his losses and improvements, so it's understandable. He knows he will never regain all of his sight, but at least he gained enough to get his drivers license signed by the Dr. as a go! He was happy about that~
The greatest news was that he now is 20/20 in his good eye, so the laser helped the last time.
He is getting used to the 3 1/2 hr. waits in-between the tech visit, dilation, tests, Dr. visit, decisions, prep, surgeries, and rests.
It sure makes for a long day, especially when he gets up at 4 a.m. to get an 8 hr. work day in before driving an hour and a half to the clinic. Then we wait and wait and wait. It's all part of retinal repair. All total, our day starts at 4 in the morning, ending at 7 in the evening before we get home. We had company when we got home last night, so of course, we played cards too. It was a good ' down time,' even tho I lost again.
I hope I haven't put you to sleep yet, but it was important to me to thank you for hanging in there with us. I usually do not post much about our health issues, but this is an important one for anyone with vision issues as the result of diabetes.
Now that the damage is done, there is only promise of stabilizing improvement. It's a slow process but we are still hopeful.
Have a wonderful day. My grandson and I are spending it in the pool and a picnic. We finally found a replacement pump and filter system, so the rest of this hot weather will be fought off with fun in the sun.
Thanks for stopping and riding along with us for a bit.
Have a great day and