It may not seem like much, but I played an hour of pickup hockey last night. It was my first since March two years ago.
So why has it been so long?
Aug 2006 Eye Hemmhorrage
Oct 2006 Vitrectomy
Fall 2007 Minor bleeder/laser
Winter 2007-08 Two bleeders
May 2008 Bleeder that left me 20/60 in left eye
June 2008 Laser for bleeder.
The thing about eye problems is you can’t do much physical activity at all while you are bleeding. I don’t want any more vitrectomies, so I have been a good little boy and have been taking it easy per doctor’s orders. During all this I’ve kept my A1C’s close to 6.0: 6.4, 6.3, 6.1, 6.0, 6.0. I expect my next due any day to be under 6! Perhaps these lower numbers caused this bleeding to happen. down from 7.3, but it would probably happen later anyway. My current prognosis is excellent. My optho can see no damage at all. He said go ahead and do your normal activities, including hockey!