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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #15 on: 22 November 2017, 12:31:02 PM »
I do hope so for your sake Sedge.  Must be really offputting being able to see in one eye and not the other!
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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #16 on: 23 November 2017, 05:42:33 PM »
Just something the same but different - retinopathy photos this morning so still mega blurred - 3 or 4 goes to get the left one cos the cataract was in the way! Said they both looked OK anyway which is excellent except its too early for the recent high BGs to be showing I suppose, will have to wait and see - BUT surely gotta help em decide to sort it SOON ?
is that the orange sun type retinopathy photos you are referring to ?? ( where your eye looks like a setting sun )

I haven't had those done in years -- I always just seem to get the digi-whatamacallit ones that turn your eye different colours on a spectrograph ( still shaped like your eye though )
the more blue and green the better - the more orange or red the worse.
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #17 on: 23 November 2017, 11:41:27 PM »
Never had pretty coloured ones Paul - however mine are a dirty grey background with a map of A roads meandering through it - although judging by the way they twist and wind, how the hell they can be main routes I have no idea.  Think they're more like single track country lanes myself.  So - should surely be shown as brown on a map !

Oh - and the physio is ruddy painful - where the left 'quad' muscle passes over the top and bottom of the kneecap in particular.  I'm expected to go from a max. 10 degree bend up to 60 degrees.  And hold it up to 10 seconds ......  Got 3 weeks to persevere.  There's also straight leg raising and holding it, and 'flexing' the knee (leg flat, try to press the back of the knee into the flat surface under it, and holding it.  5 - 10 reps of each, 5 - 10 times a day. 

The flat ones aren't sooo bad but Computer inside my  head says NO! to the bending LOL
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #18 on: 24 November 2017, 12:39:49 PM »
Sympathies on the physio Sedge!

I get the standard NHS B/W ones too.  The opthalmologist told me once that all those wiggly veins are caused by blood pressure.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #19 on: 24 November 2017, 02:32:25 PM »
I've always called them physioterrorists  ;)
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 with fasting BG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9%
Jan 2018 51/6.8% Chol 5.9
Metformin SR 2000mg, Doxazosin 4mg, Lansoprazole 30mg, Fexofenadine 180mg Co-Codamol 30/500g when needed. Amitriptyline 20mg
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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #20 on: 24 November 2017, 08:11:38 PM »
here is a pic of my eyes taken with an OCT scan -- about 3 years ago -- doc sent me a copy
top pic is left eye with a small "lump of maculopathy at 290 microns
right eye is "normal at 67 microns

T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #21 on: 24 November 2017, 10:03:22 PM »
Today's Xrays revealed that my kneecap is now healing 'well'
Excellent!!!
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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #22 on: 25 November 2017, 12:04:23 AM »
Good grief Paul! - never seen anything like that!
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #23 on: 25 November 2017, 09:16:30 AM »
Ah... I've had one of those done, at the opticians, but I had to pay £30 for it.  I was having some problems with a retina that had threatened to detach at the time.  The result was reassuring.
Patti


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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #24 on: 05 December 2017, 12:34:43 AM »
Well well well - I am on the 'list' since this morning BUT I also apparently have conjunctivitis in both eyes.  Issued with drops, must see Dr in a week to see if it's gone, and get some more drops if not.  No pre-bookable one until next Wed at 08.30 with someone who at least has an English name - having said that the consultant was from the Indian sub continent and I have nowt against that - just it's so nice to get one whose name I can pronounce without having to concentrate LOL (if I wanted one Monday or even Tues I'd have to start ringing from when the phones get turned on.  I have done that constantly on odd days but by the time it's not engaged (10-ish) they're all gone.  Mostly gone by 8.30.

Cross examination as to why I haven't noticed it - am I not getting at least 'goo' if not eyes completely stuck together and 'crusty' of a morning?  Nope - neither do my eyes seem 'extra pink' - both of which seem to afflict folk I've known with conjunctivitis.  Then I said Oooh, hang on - could it make your eyes 'blurry' ?  Yes apparently.  Oh dear said I - I've had that ages, doc.  Thought the right one was simply objecting to the cataract in the left one and though the left one's blurry I wrongly assumed it was the cataract all along.

Dire warnings not to turn up 'on the day' with it - won't operate and you have to start completely again and get re-referred.

Ooopsie!  But if you have no tangible symptoms why would you 'waste' NHS time?  Never imagined it COULD be that!
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #25 on: 05 December 2017, 09:14:33 AM »
Oh what a flipping palaver!  So will this appointment on Weds next mean you run out of drops for a couple of days?  When is the appointment for the operation?  I hope that you will be cured by whenever it is.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #26 on: 05 December 2017, 02:26:28 PM »
Yes it will mean I will run out if there are only exactly 7 days worth in the bottle, I have no idea how many individual drops it contains though!  Or, whether the amount of conjunctivitis I have is even something visible with a normal opthalmascope!

Op should be at the end of Feb - currently 18 weeks from the date the hospital dept actually received the referral.
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #27 on: 25 January 2018, 12:14:56 AM »
Op is not at the end of Feb - it's on Feb 14th at 2.30!  Lovely way to celebrate Valentine's Day I'm sure, not that we usually do though, so will make a change to do something 'special' !

Now ....... do I make a GP appointment 10 days before to see if I have conjunctivitis again, or Wot?
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #28 on: 25 January 2018, 09:05:21 AM »
Did you see the GP after the 7 day’s of drops were finished.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Reply #29 on: 25 January 2018, 11:31:01 AM »
Yes, she said no sign of it, however my eyes are still exactly the same - both blurred, and watering each night when I lie down in bed, whenever I cough etc.  My eyes have never been red, or itchy.  Sometimes there's a bit of dried up whatever along the eyelashes in a morning, but you wouldn't say there was a crust, nor are my lids stuck together.  Hence why I was gobsmacked when he said I had C.

I have no idea why my eyes are so blurry, they are blurred now and so they were when I got out of bed, but there again first thing that's hardly unusual.  I would expect them to clear once I've got to the loo and woken up a bit, but now- for at least 6 months - they don't clear all day usually.
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4