Sunday, June 03, 2007

Take That Diabetes!

About 4 months ago I told you all about my Eye Exam experience.

Well, this week I had my follow up appointment to check on a "concern" my ophthalmologist had with my right eye. Apparently a bleeding blood vessel was a little too close to the middle of my retina and she wanted to keep an eye on it.

So here I am. I walk in and once again, I see EMG (Eye Make-up Girl), the Pepto colored walls, and a waiting room full of people.

This time I at least got a good seat. Nice.

When the doc came into the room and gave me the drops (that stung like hell once again) I told her, "Please do not make me watch a video."

She laughed.

I didn't.

She looked at my chart.

"Mr. Simons, (Simmons! SIMMONS!) I see you are ready for an eye exam. Let's just do that now."

In my head I am thinking. "She wants to check my eyesight after she put in the drops? I will be considered legally blind!"

Surprisingly, it was fine and my prescription has stayed the same. I swear I heard a cheer from my pocketbook.

She left the room for a while as I sat there staring at the back of my lids.

Anyhow, most of you know what the exam is like. If not, remember back to when you were a kid frying ants with a magnifying glass. Now imagine that beam of light shining directly into your eye but get this, you just paid a gal with WAY too much eyeliner to have this done. There has to be a better way.

The doctor finishes and says, "Well, we will see you back in 6 months. The spot I was worried about has gotten better. Just keep your blood sugar stable (right) and things will hopefull get better."

Wow! I felt great! I was really freaked out the last time I was here and now things are much better! I feel like a Diabetic Ninja! or should I say....



Penny said...

Woo hoo, Gearge!!!

Ninjabetic indeed!!!!

Hannah said...

It's too bad your blog already has a good title, or I'd suggest renaming it Ninjabetic.

Scott K. Johnson said...

"NinjaBetic" - that rocks man...

Anonymous said...

And Ninjabetic gives diabetes another quick chop and it falls to the mat defeated!

caramaena said...

ninjabetic - love it!!