Monday, February 16, 2009

Discharged (PTMI)

I had an appointment with Mr S (my eye specialist) today (Monday).

I think he wanted to avoid a repeat of what happened when they tried to check my vision last visit, because Mr S went and grabbed my file and told me to come in to his room before the nurse had a chance to try and call me in for that. LOL!

Anyway...

The appointment went really well. He took a lookk and asked me if I'd had any problems. I told him I hadn't. Then he said, "I think at this point it might be time for me to say goodbye." There's not really anything more he can do, after all. So I agreed, and he told me to contact his secretary if I have any problems with either eye.

In the meantime, I've only got to go to the people who make the artificial eyes. Which - as I thought - has been confirmed as just a six monthly appointment once the new eyes are made, with an extra appointment or so every "about three years or so" for replacement eyes to be made. But I don't mind that, because I spend most of those appointments sitting in a chair - often with something to eat and/or drink - while they take the eye and polish it. Apart from when they're making new eyes they're only fussing with me for as long as it takes to get the eye in or out, which is only a few seconds. Plus, we often don't even have to wait at all to go in for our appointment, and when we do it's only for five minutes or so, so it's quick and hastle free... There's more time and hastle involved in something like going for a haircut than in those appointments! (I could use a haircut, actually).

So, this is really exciting news for me! After more than 24 years of going regularly to that hospital to be pulled about by various eye specialists, have drops put in my eyes, and so on, I'm finally free! No more eye specialists poking and prodding my eyes, no more stupid nurses saying they need to check my vision when all they really want is a good look, and - best of all - NO MORE DROPS!!! :)

Tori

P.S. I put a "PTMI" warning on this post for anyone squeemish about eye related topics.

15 comments:

ChicagoLady said...

Yay! Congratulations on your graduation from the eye specialist!

Celticspirit said...

Pheww! That sure must be a relief to be done with it all. So how are all your projects going? Are you still knitting? Ok, so I'm nosy. Well not really, I just love crafts.

Tori_z said...

Thanks both of you. :)

Barb:
Yes, I'm still knitting. Will do a projects update post later in the week.

The Wife O Riley said...

Congrats for being at the end of that journey! It must be quite a relief to be free of those stupid nurses.

AliceKay said...

That's great news, Tori. *hugs*

LadyStyx said...

Hurray Hurray!

Jess said...

"anyone squeemish about eye related topics."
Uh huh. You got me.
I think I'm beginning to see those PTMIs as a challenge though, so I can't be dissuaded.
Well, I don't love reading about the detail, but I'm really glad this is all working out!

MarmiteToasty said...

Great news........ such a relief it must be to be done and sussed with them....

Can you ask for different sets of eyes? lol ya know, a set of crossed eyed eyes, ones of different colour, some that look like tiger eyes.... oh my the list is endless :)....

Just dont take ya eye out and place it in the middle of ya curry like me matie did LOL...

(((((Tori)))) hugs...

x

MarmiteToasty said...

sussed is obviously suppose to read 'dusted' LOL

x

Tori_z said...

Thanks all! :)

Toasty:
I don't know if I can have more than one set, but I know I can have whatever colour I want. My first one was done to match my real eye colour though, and I like the colour (and lots of other people seem to too) so I asked them to match the colour to that.

MarmiteToasty said...

You should ask if you can have those spinning hypnotic ones lmfao

x

Punkn said...

That is WONODERFUL! news, Tori. You have been through so much - you deserve to be left alone for a change.

Tori_z said...

Toasty:
It's OK, I think I'll just stick to the one ordinary set. LOL!

Punkn:
Thanks. :)

whimsical brainpan said...

Congratulations Tori!

Tori_z said...

Thanks Whim! :)