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retinal spot update... and on the way to see oncologist

Posted by kat__wa (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 13, 12 at 12:14

I saw the eye specialist on the 26th of November. There were no changes in size or looks of the thing on my retina.

This is a regular visit with my oncologist. 3 months since the last one. But I'm nervous. I have had a headache for well over a week and it won't go away. I was watching the morning news one day and on this laptop (of course! lol) and I lost the vison in the upper third of my left eye. It was black with ragged edges, then I got a pain in my head, the headache hasn't left. My vision went back to normal in a few seconds. I wonder if I was getting a headache and it just showed the damage that was already done to my retina... or if something else happened to the retina causing the headache. Or if they have nothing to do with each other. I had that loss of vision once this summer, when I was bending over and had my head upside down, and it was after last eye exam. I'm hoping just the pressure from the ultrasound is causing that to do something...

on a good note, i've lost 21 pounds on Weight watchers... nothing last week, and not much this week it appears. Haven't been able to exercise since I injured my back. But with physical therapy, that is almost all better now!

ciao for now!


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RE: retinal spot update... and on the way to see oncologist

Good luck!


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RE: retinal spot update... and on the way to see oncologist

Congrats on the weight loss! The eye problems sound scary.. hope it is nothing serious. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!


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RE: retinal spot update... and on the way to see oncologist

You are always in my prayers, and I hope you get good news from the oncologist. Keep us posted--we sincerely care. Hugs!


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RE: retinal spot update... and on the way to see oncologist

Good luck, bRAT! I hope it all goes well and that you're just getting ocular migraines or something simple like that.


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I hope all your worrying is for nothing! Good luck.


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I hope you learn something positive and it relieves you of your worry.


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I had a dream visit from my daughter Jill two nights ago, the first in a long time. She said to me, "Don't worry." I guess that's the best advice I can give you, too, Kat. I hope the doctor gives you some welcome reassurance.


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How did it go, Kat?


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Keeping you in my healing prayers.


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Hi. He said what I thought he'd say. "Call the eye specialist!" lol So I need to do that tomorrow and let
them know of what happened with my vision. Doc says just to
let him know if my headache doesn't go away pretty soon.

I have no tumor markers in my blood. They only way we can tell if my cancer has chosen to grow again is with
pet scan or cat scan. So, he just runs a bunch of blood tests. My liver, and kidney are normal. My white blood
cell count is low.. that's too be expected. My nutraphils .. some are low, some or high, but the total nutraphil (sp) is normal. He scheduled me for April.


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RE: retinal spot update... and on the way to see oncologist

Sounds encouraging, Kat. Glad to hear this!!


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RE: retinal spot update... and on the way to see oncologist

I lost most of the vision in my eye when I had a retina detachment. It was like looking through a slit. The majority was just black nothing...

A second retina detachment (in the other eye) a few months later I only had flashes like lightning. Both times I had to have a surgical procedure called a vitrectomy done in the hospital. Not fun, but both eyes are fine now...which is 20 years later.

Best of luck to you. Keep us informed.


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