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Old 11-09-11, 03:12 PM   #21
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Well, I have an appointment, tomorrow to go see my endocrinologist. I have to be honest here, more than a little concerned. My eye, on the left side, is starting to protrude more and my vision is not getting better. I truly don't need to have this "issue" with all the other things going on right now. I will, however, deal with it, as I have to and need my sight. I know, long-term, it may not be good and I may go blind. That thought alone scares me. I always have valued my vision and just try to think how I would "react" if I would completely lose it. I don't know if anybody else has suffered from this, but IF you have and did have "corrective" surgery, would you please tell me if it was helpful?
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Old 11-12-11, 11:25 PM   #22
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I've seen my endocrinologist. He says that my Grave's Disease is starting to progress and get worse. Part of it is my fault. He asked IF I was using glasses to take some of the strain(s) of my eyes. I informed him, I haven't used them in 2 years and that, honestly, I don't have the money to get a new script. He strongly suggested I get it. He said that he wants to now do the surgery, asap. I told him, I'm honestly terrified, since the last surgery did not only, almost kill me, but I have server memory issues because I was so sick when they did decided to operate. I told him, there's serious gaps in my memory. I explained to him, I can't and wont go through that again. I'm scared to death of having any kind of surgery done and I just don't want things, to go wrong, that I'm unable to control. He informed me, that this is and will only get worse. That isn't exactly what I wanted to hear from him. He said that the Grave's is starting to progressively get worse. I'm personally, making it worse, in some ways, by NOT waring glasses. It's causing my eyes to be more strained, than they should be. He explained the surgery and told me HE would be the one doing it. NO other doctor will be doing this particular surgery. While I trust him, I just can't bring myself to endure another (serious-the way I feel) surgery and NOT truly know the outcome or how I will be/feel afterwards. He said that Grave's is a degenerative disease and it will not get better; but worse IF I choose not to do anything about it. He was very compassionet about how he was treating and speaking to me, but I still didn't find any comfort in doing a surgery again. He said, that it's seems that my sight seems to be more strained at night time. I told him, during the day light hours, my eyes hurt, IF the sun's too bright, but the night time, is the worse for me. He told me, get the script on the glasses changed to help my vision. He said it may help at night, but with anything, there's truly no guarantee on that either. Not having glasses to try and take some of the strain(s) off my eyes, is doing more damage. I asked him the ultimate question. Will I go blind from this? He said, it's very possible, but that I need to preserve what I have now and try to "extent" it as much as possible. He told me that this is disease is actually putting pressure on my muscles in my eye sockets. Some people, it can just be ok and then it pops the eyeball out of the socket. Some, it just forces (with all the pressure, behind the socket) the eyeball to protrude (severly) out of the socket and never complete pops out. He said every case is different, so he is unable to give me a "guarantee" that I'm one, that it will just protrude and nothing else will/could happen. He said that I do have a more server case of it, so only time can/will tell, what's going to happen. He's always been very honest and open with me, that's why I can trust him. I just can't bring myself to trust him, "fixing" my problem with surgery. I'm just too terrified to do another surgery again. It's sad, truly. I'm only hurting myself and my vision, in the long run.
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Aries I just read your whole post and can I say I truly hope you will be ok.
I have only ever had one surgery in my life and that wasn't serious, it was just some extra skin on my knee that needed removing...anyway I can only think what your going through and feeling and I wish I could be more of help.
I have never heard of this before and I have learned something new.All I can say for people looking at you is that they are really disrespectful and rude.
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I told him, I'm honestly terrified, since the last surgery did not only, almost kill me, but I have server memory issues because I was so sick when they did decided to operate. I told him, there's serious gaps in my memory. I explained to him, I can't and wont go through that again. I'm scared to death of having any kind of surgery done and I just don't want things, to go wrong, that I'm unable to control.
sounds terrible, is it like some kind of post-traumatic-stress-disorder kind of thing from almost dying? ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((huge hugs aries)))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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Aries I just read your whole post and can I say I truly hope you will be ok.
I have only ever had one surgery in my life and that wasn't serious, it was just some extra skin on my knee that needed removing...anyway I can only think what your going through and feeling and I wish I could be more of help.
I have never heard of this before and I have learned something new.All I can say for people looking at you is that they are really disrespectful and rude.
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sounds terrible, is it like some kind of post-traumatic-stress-disorder kind of thing from almost dying? ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((huge hugs aries)))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Blue Girl - I had this long before I had surgery. It was worse, before I had surgery. It's an autoimmune disease. I posted it one of my other postings on here. If you're intrested, I'm reposting it, so you can view it. Thank you so much, for all the hugs!

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Had no idea you were also dealing with this Aries......I truly hope and pray you will be ok and do not lose your eyesight. Will you go through with the surgery? I do not want anything to happen to you. (((((((((((Aries)))))))))))
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dax - Thank you. I've opted, at least for now, not to have this surgery. Dispite what endocrinologist has said. I do need the surgery, but I just can't see going through it. Maybe, in time, I may change my mind. For now, until I can get over my fears of surgery and what happened the last time I had a "simple" surgery.
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Blue Girl - I had this long before I had surgery. It was worse, before I had surgery. It's an autoimmune disease. I posted it one of my other postings on here. If you're intrested, I'm reposting it, so you can view it. Thank you so much, for all the hugs!
i think you misunderstood. i was refering to the post-traumatic thing in reference to your surgery, not the Grave's disease. i hope that makes sense.

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Oh, my mistake! Just one of those days....
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