Good report from the retina specialist. So why did I put a question mark? I still have black floaters that I’m supposed to “get used to” and my vision is blurry at times. I have never had perfect vision, I have had to wear glasses or contacts since I was 8, but seeing objects in my field of vision isn’t something I ever thought I’d have to get “used” to.
We discussed my overall diagnosis. He again stressed that it “could” be sarcoidosis. He “could” do a biopsy on my left eye, isolate the ‘snowballs’ or collections of cellular material gathering in the back of my eye and see what it is and then I “might” have a definitive diagnosis of sarcoid. But he does not feel that the benefits outweigh the risk of cutting my eyeball open.
So the poison appears to be working. Woo.
I have a second opinion scheduled for next week. I just want to know that I’m doing the right thing. That this is what it is.
I have been having more and more pain in my joints. The knees were really bad last night. 8/10 and required intervention. I was actually shuffling around the house because my knees were so tender.
I’m still having to ration healthcare based on my financial status. I discussed depression as a possible cause of increased pain, but I haven’t been able to afford the copay for more than one appointment per week. I go in order of priority. Eye doc and rheumatology comes first. Maybe I’ll up my zoloft again.
I’m trying. When I try to do more, I hurt more, and I crash. How does one get past that?
I know, start low, go slow. Just walking a block to the front of the apartment complex seems to zonk me. Just running errands exhausts me. I don’t know what to do here.
Any tips??? Tricks?? Ideas?? I’m completely at a loss.