Speaker-to-Customers (speakr2customrs) wrote,
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I once was blind but now I see

I hadn't realised how long ago it had been since I mentioned the glaucoma. 29th and 30th June last year. I had a follow-up appointment about 8 weeks later but I don't seem to have mentioned that in any posts. So my cryptic reference to the "opthalmic consultant" in yesterday's post will have only meant anything to perhaps half a dozen of you. Even theohara, who I had thought would have been one of my Friends at the time, in fact only dates back to 9th August 2004.

So, to clarify. Last summer my optician became worried about my optic nerves being enlarged and suspected Normal Pressure Glaucoma. curiouswombat helpfully brought me leaflets from the Glaucoma Society, which scared me rigid. I went to the opthalmic consultant on 30th June in a state of abject terror, but he said he believed I was okay. However I would have to have follow-up tests. One was a couple of months after the first test, and I was still fine, the second was 14th March. With that test looming I began to worry again. The thought of possibly being told to stop using Display Screen Equipment is terrifying to me. I work in front of a computer screen, I spend 90% of my leisure time in front of a computer. I would lose my livelihood and my hobby in one fell swoop.

However I was worrying about nothing. There has been no change at all since the last examination, my Visual Field Test was satisfactory, and he says I don't need to come back for any further checks unless the optician notices any changes in the future.

So that is why I had lost touch with my funny side, and why I'm feeling better now. Still not sure how soon I'm going to be returning to "Savage Beauty", I'm afraid. I do want to get back to the other stories.
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