Thursday, 6 March 2008

Good news

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Good news - I think. Some people already know that 15 months ago I had a retinal vein occlusion in my right eye that at the time was very scary indeed as I suddenly had problems seeing things.

In effect, this was like a tiny stroke at the back of my eye and in retrospect, I feel extremely lucky it occurred, since it threw up the fact that I had developed high blood pressure. If I hadn't found out - and done something about it straight away - I might have had a more serious stroke in one of the more important blood vessels in my body.

However, I had my last retinal eye appointment today and as I now have 6/5 vision in that eye, I've been discharged. The sight isn't perfect and never will be, but it's so much more liveable with than what I feared at one point might be the case.

So yes, good news.

10 comments:

Kate Hardy said...

Glad you've been discharged, Jan, and that some of the worry has been lifted.

Sending you a hug (which you'll get in person at Chichester).

liz fenwick said...

So releived for you. ((()))s

Jan Jones said...

Thanks, Kate and Liz. I've been really lucky.

Kate Walker said...

I know what eye worries can be like, Jan so I'm so pleased that your news was so good. Such a relief for you and those who care about you - like me
Love

Kate

Julie Cohen said...

I'm glad it's relatively good news and that you're getting the underlying cause treated. (((hugs)))

Jan Jones said...

Thanks, Kate. Thanks, Julie. I could get used to all these hugs.

Only trouble is, I can't now use the excuse of not being able to focus on the screen when I haven't written anything all day...

Phillipa said...

Jan - justheard about this and I'm glad that you are recovering so well.

Px

Nicola Slade said...

That's good news, Jan. At the same time as your eye trouble I was to-ing and fro-ing to the eye hospital with my husband and HIS retinal problems, now also sorted out, thank goodness.

Jan Jones said...

Thanks Phillipa and Nicky. It's not perfect, but it's SOOO much better than I feared at one time.

Glad your husband's eye probs are sorted, Nicky. Now that was scary!

Nicola Slade said...

It's Bad Eye week around here again, Jan! I had a flashing floater the other day (sounds a bit pervy but you know what I mean) but extensive tests showed no damage and it's on the way out. The cat (Dylan, aged 15) has a cataract and tends to walk into walls and miss when he jumps on things, and elder son-in-law has severe iritis and is trundling back and forth to the Eye dept. It's a bit like a Pirates' Convention sometimes! But all on the mend - well, apart from the cat and he doesn't seem too bothered.