My Specialist Ophthalmologist Appointment

I have two ophthalmologists, my regular one in Cañon City and one who is specifically for my macular degeneration in Pueblo. For these appointments, Donna comes along as my designated driver to get home.

This one was the best yet: no Flourescein Angiogram; no eye treatment. So I was soon good to go with “eyes wide open”! I was very dilated so Donna still had to drive.

As I waited for her to go potty, a series of emergency vehicles went screaming by: an ambulance followed closely by a police car went past the end of our street then turned onto the perimeter road to go behind the two medical buildings to the east. Soon a fire truck joined them with two police cars. As we left the parking lot, another police car came down the street but non-emergent. This was a total of six responding units. They all disappeared behind the two big buildings, neither of which have any kind of medical care facility, just offices and labs.

Donna didn’t wanna go see! And there was nothing in the news about this run.

Then we went to Hobby Lobby for Donna to shop.


My Retina Test

Donna and I went down the river to Pueblo today for me to get a retina scan at Retina Specialists. Expecting the worst, I took an Ibuprofen before I went in. Good thing.

I knew my left eye had worse vision than 6 weeks before. An eye test confirmed it. When the doctor came in, he said, “Since your vision is worse, I don’t think you need an angiogram and we should go ahead and give you an injection. Is that all right?”

What is one to say when a doctor says that? I muttered “yeah”.

So the process for getting a treatment began and soon it was over. sigh.

I asked how many of these I could get and he said some of his patients have gotten them every 6 weeks for a year! joy.