An eye for an eye

My doctor saw me 20 minutes later than I had scheduled (and I should have been the third one that day, too!) but he took down all the info I had to give on my vision problem. He referred me to an eye doctor on the short term as the issue was to specific for him consult on.

Within two hours I got a call from the assistant letting me know the appointment had been made for 3:10pm. Awesome. This doctor is located in the hospital only a 12 minute ride away. I got there with time to spare and got into a preliminary test where all my info was taken down. I realized I’m overdue for new glasses (sadly not affordable at this time) and was given unpleasant eye drops that dilated my pupils.

It was a weird experience. I was directed to another waiting room where the doctor finally saw me. She blinded me with a light while she peered into my eyeballs quite literally. If I don’t go blind from diabetes, that will do the trick!

She explained to me that she saw a tiny burst blood vessel in my right eye, the same kind that the technician found last year. Nothing to worry over though! She couldn’t explain the spot I saw as it was on the wrong side of my vision for it to be caused by the burst vessel.

I’m scheduled for a retina scan end of September to dive deeper. As long the spot doesn’t get bigger, I have nothing to worry about for the time being. 🙂


Winding down

It’s around 10:30pm and I’m in bed winding down and resting my back. Today was a very active day. As usual I biked to group, spent 3 hours there and rode back home. Except I didn’t stop at home, I kept on going to the drugstore in Germany.

As it’s 28C out today,and we’re having a heatwave over the next couple of days, I got some ice cream. I biked back (while eating the ice cream like a pro), stopped by the supermarket for groceries and finally went home.

All in all it was a 1 hour ride.

This route is thankfully rather flat but still worth 500 calories. Woop woop!

Earlier tonight I went out to play Pokemon GO! as well. Wifi hotspots are very frequent in my area so I was able to play with almost no interruptions. Caught about 7 Pokemon in 20 minutes time. My leg hurt too much, otherwise I would have walked around a lot more.

A bit worrisome is the blind spot in my vision today. It’s just a small one, but very noticeable all the same time. I worry this might be a symptom of retinopathy and that it makes my anxiety act up horribly. I will see how it is tomorrow and call the doctor for an appointment if necessary. I’m due for an eye checkup in October as it is.