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Big Eyes

February 24, 2012

On Wednesday, my mother drove me down to Boston for my annual “big eyes” appointment.  We grumbled at the traffic, but still arrived early.  I was not looking forward to the first lady who would check the pressure and put all the drops in.  I never knew that the crazy instrument shoved in my face was to check the pressure, so Blondie, thank you for explaining this to me!  And now I know that checking the pressure allows them to check for glaucoma.  Why did I used to not ask questions?!  After all that was done, I sat in the dilation waiting area trying to ignore the man talking excessively loud on his cell phone, even though there are signs everywhere asking you not to.  I guess his dilation drops worked REALLY well. (diabetic humor?) Someone else called my name nearly immediately and I got nervous because she isn’t my doctor.  When my original D-nurse suggested an eye doctor, I wasn’t able to use him/her because of scheduling conflicts. So when bright flower lady called me in I was scared that this was the original doctor.  If she was, that’s okay, but I really like my eye doctor.  She’s personable and nice and comforting, especially when I ask questions. Bright Flower Lady left the room and fantastic doctor walked in.  She looked at my eyes for a few minutes (longer than normal because I was having issues keeping my eyes open for that bright-a$$ light).  She rolled back over to the desk and said, “okay, you’re fine and we’ll see you again in a year.” WOOOOOOOOOOOOO 😀



As I tell my mother that I’m writing about my eyes, she looks closely at my face and says “They’re there.”  So no matter what happens in the future re: diabetes, I’ll always have something to be proud of. 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2012 10:23 AM

    lol, I hate the diated eye people waiting room at the joslin too! waiting around with a bunch of strangers whos eyes look like they’ve been doing Ecstasy all night long = not fun.

  2. February 25, 2012 1:18 PM

    Having saucers for eyes is a pain, but good job having normal eyes!

  3. February 25, 2012 8:49 PM

    Yay! Good eye appointments 😉

    I need to schedule mine soon. My benefits year ends at the end of March and I didn’t pay for a year of eye insurance to let it go to waste!

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