Thursday, September 4, 2008


Well, I got a little shocker this morning at the eye doctor's office. I wasn't very worried about seeing her because the last eye doctor I saw said that although I have high eye pressure in my left eye, he didn't think I had glaucoma. This eye doctor is a glaucoma specialist and the other doctor just wanted to cover all the bases (as he put it).

So she looked in my eyes with a really bright light and then began talking about what glaucoma is and how they treat it and I said in what I know was a dumbfounded voice, "Are you telling me that I have glaucoma?". She said, "Yes, I'm telling you that you have glaucoma." She wasn't very happy with me because I said "I don't know anyone who has glaucoma. How did I get glaucoma?" She responded with "How does anybody get anything? I'm a specialist. I don't know how you got it but I know you have it." I'm not a real quick witted woman. I was in shock, I think. After looking at me for a second she said "You didn't expect to hear this, did you?".

She may know about glaucoma but she's a little behind on reading her patients.


Susan said...

I do not know anything about glucoma. I think I always thought of it as something the elderly develop...not someone our age!

Thinking about you this morning!

thouartloosed said...

That's what I thought, too. Neither of my parents, who are 70 and 77, have it. Lucky me.

Jill said...

I don't know anything about it either. Hang in there, praying for you and thinking about you.

PJ said...

Yikes. Glaucoma. I know nothing about it. Praying for you. Hope it's not as bad as the word sounds. Sounds like your eye doctor need to go to bedside manner school!!

He Knows My Name said...

sorry to hear you have it. so now you have to be diligent to put your drops in every day! you can do it! sorry about the dr. too bad you didn't swing that eye checker thing her way and knock her off her stool!! opps, my bad dr. :)