May 2020 Update
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Good morning everyone. Just a quick update on my life the past month or so.
I'm still working (Thank God) I have not missed a day. And I got the cutest cat face mask.
I have a very sick cat right now. Mr. Nibbler has been diagnosed with a liver disease. I know his time is short. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
And most recently for me...I started having trouble with my left eye 2 weeks ago. A few days a go I went to the ophthalmologist. He diagnosed me with wet muscular degeneration.
Wet macular degeneration is a chronic eye disorder that causes blurred vision or a blind spot in your visual field. It's generally caused by abnormal blood vessels that leak fluid or blood into the macula (MAK-u-luh). The macula is in the part of the retina responsible for central vision. Here's a little view of what I'm seeing when I look through my left eye.
I'm waiting on the specialist to call me with an apt. They will do an injection in my eye after it is numbed. The shot stops the bleeding and shrinks the blood vessels. There is no guarantee that my eye site will get any better. Right now it's terrible. I feel like I'm going blind. Everything I currently do depends on my eyes at work. It's been a real headache. Driving isn't so pleasant either since it makes me see double and blurred when I do drive. At least I drive during the day and work only 2 miles from my house.
I was also placed on a new medication for diabetes. I was concerned that my sugars were going up and down so much in the past six months. I started on Rybelsus on 4/30/20. This morning my sugar was......
As you can see it's bringing it down.
That's about it for now. Not much but just a short update. I also talked to the doctor about depression. I informed him that Mike had passed away and how hard it has been for me. He actually wanted me to give it at least another month before calling him back and speaking to him about depression meds. He felt (kinda like me) that this is secondary to him passing and that it will get better. He gave me different perspectives to think about which I have been doing. It is none-the-less still tough, but it's getting better. It's hard not to miss someone that you were with for 10 years.
Have a blessed day everyone.