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Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #30 on: 09 December 2018, 07:11:19 PM »
The op was scheduled for the week before Christmas but was offered a cancellation for Thursday. I accepted as it gives me ten clear days before Christmas. I am going to try and find somewhere to stay nearby so I don't have to get up around 4.00 am. Now crossing fingers, toes and everything else!
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Re: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #31 on: 09 December 2018, 11:20:16 PM »
Thinking of you.  See if there’s a cheap Premier Inn room, or use Lastminute.com

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: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #32 on: 10 December 2018, 03:03:22 AM »
Hope everything goes well and best of luck from me.
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HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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Re: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #33 on: 10 December 2018, 03:57:43 AM »
I wish you well and a speedy recovery.
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Re: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #34 on: 11 December 2018, 03:22:34 AM »
Yay - get it over with asap.  Best of luck!
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: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #35 on: 11 December 2018, 10:33:09 AM »
sending my everything crossed for you !!
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 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) 04/18 46 (6.4)
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
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Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #36 on: 11 December 2018, 01:23:47 PM »
Thinking of you.  See if there’s a cheap Premier Inn room, or use Lastminute.com

Took a little effort to find somewhere as busy in run up to Christmas but managed to get two nights in Limehouse only a couple of miles away.
T1 for over 50 years.  MDI on Porcine insulin.  Lisinopril and Atorvastatin.

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Re: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #37 on: 12 December 2018, 01:18:13 PM »
Good luck for Thursday & speedy healing.
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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
Sept 2018 47/6.4% Chol 4.8
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Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #38 on: 17 December 2018, 09:33:01 PM »
I meant to post yesterday but then found out I was going Christmas shopping. To my mind it is more tiring than cardio rehab! :)

Anyway Thursday morning up at 5:00 am, showered and had a light breakfast. Not feeling hungry, and only having had my isophane I had one Shredded Wheat with milk and a cup of tea. I was in the hospital before 7:00 and at 7:00 I had numerous drops put in (both eyes). Quarter of an hour later my surgeon had another peer in both eyes, declared he could not see through all the blood and put across above the eye. Then the long wait began with drops being administered to both eyes at regular intervals. My BG crept up from the morning reading of 6.3 to 9.2 before I went to theater. A quick chat with the surgeon, something to relax me and I was coming around feeling like Mike Tyson had smacked me in the eye. A dose of oromorph dealt with the discomfort quickly. After that the only painkillers I had were paracetamol as yet again I had a bad headache and badly blurred vision in my good eye. I had my obs taken at regular intervals as I had to wait till I could go for a pee before leaving (apparently post a general anesthesic some people can have problems). By this time my partner had turned up.

Next morning the headache had gone but my vision was still very blurry. I had a very large, and naughty, breakfast from the buffet as I was ravenous. I had only had a sandwich before leaving the hospital the night before. There wasn't much of a wait back at the hospital and the dressing was taken off. My vision was less than I had hoped but it was explained much of the vitreous humour was now medical gas and that which remained had small gas bubbles in it. Two sets of drops and we were heading home

The vision is now improving through the vitreous. From seeing nothing I can make out items of furniture and the dog although the edges and colours are a bit indistinct. This should improve over the next few weeks as the gas disappates. I have a follow up appointment early in the new year but any worries I have a number to call for advice.

After a rather traumatic year it looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel!
T1 for over 50 years.  MDI on Porcine insulin.  Lisinopril and Atorvastatin.

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #39 on: 18 December 2018, 10:22:57 AM »
That all sounds very positive!  Hopefully your "Anno Horribilis" is over and 2019 will be better for you!
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: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #40 on: 18 December 2018, 09:27:25 PM »
Brill Dr D !
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: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #41 on: 18 December 2018, 10:39:01 PM »
awwww ... just hugs and great news Dr D !!!!!!!!!!!
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 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) 04/18 46 (6.4)
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

Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #42 on: 31 December 2018, 05:31:40 PM »
Over Christmas the line between vitreous humor and gas flipped to become a circular bubble of gas. This shrunk over the week and was gone when I woke up this morning. Visual acuity is not what it should be but I was told this would be the case. Actually looking forward to the check up at the end of the week
T1 for over 50 years.  MDI on Porcine insulin.  Lisinopril and Atorvastatin.

Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: Retinal Bleed - Here We Go Again
« Reply #43 on: 15 January 2019, 07:16:10 PM »
I went for my check up about ten days ago. It was the usual procedure; read the eye test chart, pressure test and drops. My visual acuity is only one line worse than my good eye but improving. Then a wait and more dilating drops. My surgeon only checked the eye that had suffered the bleed and like on the morning after surgery found no issues needing treatment. He also said I was fine to drive again. I didn't drive till the following Sunday as my vision remained blurred into the next day with a dull headache. Driving after all this time felt unusual for the first few journeys but felt fully normal after a couple of days. I have a cardiology review in six weeks. Hopefully it will be equally positive.
T1 for over 50 years.  MDI on Porcine insulin.  Lisinopril and Atorvastatin.