Skip to comments.Your boy Laz needs your prayers.
Posted on 03/08/2020 3:08:15 PM PDT by Lazamataz
As you may or may not know, I only really started taking care of the diabetes in 2017, though I was diagnosed in 2010. Even then, my control has been kinda bad. I sometimes see a blood sugar near 300, but I am getting better.
Some of my neglect has caught up with me.
Friday morning, I noticed I was seeing double when driving. I went to the doctor for a previous appointment, unrelated to this. I didnt bother to mention this issue because it came and went, and I figured it was just eye strain or something.
Well, it got worse Saturday. My optometrist is open on Saturday, at 11AM, but I ended up calling the on-call doctor (they say to call if it is an ocular emergency. I figured this was close enough to an emergency.
So I got in touch with him, and he told me to come in right at 11AM, and that he would bump his previous persons appointment, because this is serious. I came in, he looked me over (retinas, eye movement, prescription change). When he got done he told me what has likely happened is that one or two of the 6 major nerves, or a blood vessel feeding one of the eye muscles had either a stenosis (narrowing) or aneurysm (swelling). He would be concerned if is is an aneurysm, so wed want me to get to my normal doctor)first thing on Monday in an emergency basis, and at his recommendation, to order a scan (CT or MRI) using angiogram / radioactive fluids so they can see whats going on it there. So I will need to do these things to maybe get my eyes back to normal function.
There is a bit of good news the optomologist said the prognosis for a recovery in weeks or months is pretty good, because my pupil function was perfectly okay. He told me the body will come up with new blood vessels to feed the nerve and the muscle that is in a state of palsy, and that if there is nerve damage, even that can be repaired. If it does not work out, that there are surgeries possible to repair things. Not sure that is a great option, I dont see how they could correct that.
The level of double vision is extreme when I am driving, but near-in looking at a computer screen seems to be okay. If that deteriorates, I should be able to keep going by wearing an eye patch and using one eye.
Needless to say, I am terrified. The one thing I do not want to lose is my sight.
Prayers up Laz.
I hope things go well for you, but do we really need Pirate Laz?
Hoping you have a fast recovery buddy.
Prayers up, old buddy.
Prayers for you
Laz, best wishes for you to get a handle on it.
I don’t know your age or weight, or other issues (and I’m not a doctor), but I’ve known of a few successfully managed and even regressed cases of diabetes among acquaintances. Listen to the docs, at least for a while, and my best.
We’ll pray for you, Laz ...
Prayers for you, my friend. Please let us know how things go tomorrow.
Bigtime prayers, Laz!
Oh, Laz. Hunker down today and tonight. Rest. Sleep, if you can. It was wise of you to get it checked. You know we are all pulling for you, and want you to be okay!
Hell of a time to need to go to a hospital, with all this coronavirus nonsense going on.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Do get this taken care of. Hard to render verdicts on hitability without being able to see.
One question. How will you know to hit it if you cant see it? So this is indeed serious.
You got this, Laz. Prayers just in case.
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