Friday, July 19, 2013
Got up at 6 am to get myself ready to go over to Kaiser for my appointment with my retinal specialist. Jean picked me up at 7:30 am expecting more rush hour traffic, but there was not much traffic at all so we got to Kaiser around 8:10 am. I checked in at 8:30 and they called me in right away. They gave me a quick eye test and checked my eye pressure and then dilated my eyes and took photos of the inside of my eyes. Waited about 10 more minutes before the doctor came in. He said that my right eye (the one with the problem) had improved some but he could still see a little swelling in the eye. He said it had improved about 45% from the last time I was there. He said that it had not gotten any worse and he doesn't think it will. He gave me two choices. The first one was to give me steroid injections in the eye which has the risk of causing cataracts and also the risk of retinal detachment, or....wait another 4 months and see if it improves on its own, which he says is possible. I chose to wait 4 months to which he said that would be his recommendation but he said he had to give me both choices and let me decide. So I'll go see him in 4 months and if there is no improvement, we will start the injections. After my appointment, Jean and I headed back over to Santa Clarita and we did a little shopping. We went to Bed, Bath & Beyond and then Kohl's and then Target. I bought a couple of t-shirts at Target. Also got some dog cookies for Hiker and I bought one of those As-Seen-On-TV Olde Brooklyn LED Lanterns so if the power ever goes out. After shopping we went over to Chili's for lunch. Jean had never ate at Chili's and she really liked it. When I got home, Hiker was so excited to see me. She was jumping all over me and kissing me.