I’m more of a realist. I’m an optimistic realist, but I think, as a disease, diabetes is really profitable. Most of the effort and research is on treating us not curing us. Why? They’re making a ton of money.
Anyway, the likelihood of blindness is pretty low with this procedure. That’s why they’re probably going to do it because the risk of me getting a torn retina is now too high now that they see scar tissue forming along with a macular hole, and they want to make sure that it doens’t get worse. I’m glad they waited it out, but I was starting to get impatient because I looked learned that a vitrectomy was a possibility when this first started happening.
There are risks, but I’d rather take that risk than not get treated. I’m old enough to remember not having insurance, and I know how terrifying that can be.
I’m glad I’ve done a fair amount of research and that my team is top-notch, or I’d be freaking the heck out right now. I want to share so that others going through it know they’re not alone.
But, OMG, saying that is just alarming. I’m already freaked out enough. Keep in mind that what we’re sharing isn’t only physical but effects us mentally too.