Friday, March 27, 2009

My 'Visits' to the Doctor

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Uneven eyes. That's basically the reason why I had to go see a doctor last Wednesday. I actually wrote about my uneven eyes last September. At that time I thought my right eye was droopy because it closes slower than the left one. I figured it's my astigmatism or an outdated eyeglasses that's causing it so I wasn't worried much. I 'thought' it's getting better too and that since I am always in front of the computer, it just wouldn't go away.

Fast forward to the last few weeks. In one of the many occasions I was 'staring' at myself in the mirror, I finally realized that the problem may not be my right eye but the LEFT one. I started feeling some discomfort on my left eye that's why I was guessing it's the one with the problem. After days of debating with myself [and the husband] if I should see a doctor or not, I made an appointment for last Wednesday. I didn't even know what kind of doctor I should see so I settled with a general practitioner. It was an awkward call I tell you because I really didn't know what to tell them as to what's wrong with me. Guess what I said....yes, uneven eyes... in between giggles.

So I went in last Wednesday. After checking me [and my eye], the doctor couldn't tell what the problem is. He agreed that they're uneven but there's nothing else unusual . At first he suggested to get a CAT Scan to see if there's something growing behind it which could be pushing it forward making it protrude. He then changed his mind and called an ophthalmologist instead to get another opinion. After their phone conference, I was advised to see the eye doctor...but not before I had some blood drawn for some testing. Ugh....

So yesterday, Thursday, I went in for my second doctor appointment. The ophthalmologist didn't find anything as well. He even contradicted the other doctor about my eye protruding [or bulging]. The verdict? It MAY be a thyroid problem. So after my trip to the Eye Center, I went straight to the lab for a thyroid ultra-sound. The eye doctor also want to go forward with the CAT Scan for my left eye just to make sure nothing is growing behind it. So now I'm scheduled to have that done. It's supposed to be this afternoon but it got moved to Monday so now I'm just here relaxing.

So there...that's the story of my mysterious 'visits' to the doctor. Ha!

14 comments:

blessedmom said...

oh i hope everything goes well with your CAT scan... hope you'd find out soon what the problem is once and for all...i'll pray for u sistah! :)

have a blessed weekend to u and ur fmaily :)

"C" a.k.a. Wonder Wifey said...

Ptosis! that's the term for it. It could be auto-immune in pathology...neurological. or systemic like myasthenia gravis, or it might be the normal result of aging. why do i know and i'm not a doctor? I have it too. dinadaan ko na lang sa ngiti. I'm still scared to face it, baka din thyroid. but good for you, you went out to find out! let me know. baka i need to get my a$$ to the hospital too. teehee

Tita Beng said...

Tama ka J, peanut lang yang medical problem mo compared to what I've been through! But you're doing the right thing. Consulting the doctor when something bothers you is the best. Don't wait for it to get so serious. Mahirap i-gamble ang health for the sake of our loved ones.

All the best for your health, J!

Ilocana said...

Well,hope nothing serious Mom Juls. Mahirap ang magkasakit...

Good news nga pala, Michelle gave birth to a baby girl today at 4:19pm. Thought you would like to know ^_^. Have a great weekend..

Juliana said...

hey Tuks, ano ba yan, ganyan ba pag tumatanda? parang ako, doctor na lang lagi kausap ko.

my sister tells me, though,I notice a lot daw sa sarili ko because I got nothing better to do haha.

hope everything will be alright. in the meantime, enjoy your weekend. why not take a spin sa new swing haha. kasiya ka ba dun?

Wena said...

hi juls! hope that there's nothing serious about your left eye...

enjoy your weekend!

Juliana said...

how's your Sabado? a lot of errands ba today?

finally nasa 50's kami, but not that sunny, which is a lot better than the past few days.

desperateblogger said...

ay nako.... kasalanan lahat ng computer at internet yan! it must be thyroid nga. are you losing weight? daughter#1 was diagnosed with hyper-thyroidism because an endocrinologist doctor (a friend) saw her walking towards him and he noticed a butterfly image of contour or whatever in her throat. anyway, ang daling gamutin nyan. good luck. GOd Bless.

RoSeLLe said...

hey aling juls!! nag message pa la ikaw sa akin.. sorry ngayon ko lang nakita at bihira ko i-check ang blog ko ngayon.. nways, hope is well with you and whatever it is that you are gonna go through on Monday. BTW, dito pa lang ako pinagda-drive ng aking husbandry ehehehe takot yata na kung saan saang lupalop ako makarating, kaya ayan paminsan-minsan ginagawa na din akong driver:D at ayaw din na isama ko pa si kuletz kse daw baka itakas ko na lang bigla at mawala kameng parang bula hahahahaha! o sige po hanggang sa muli!

Gorgeous MUM said...

i love your comments ate ate lena's . . . about aging! hahaha! pareho pa kayong bata!

hope all is well!

DebbieDana said...

Naku, ako din, I'm having problems with my eye sight na. I always use my glasses when im infront of the computer para di lumala.

Hope everything goes well with your CAT scan. Please let us know the result and update us.

You're in our thoughts and prayers.



Debbie :)

JK said...

Hope all turns out for the best... And a second opinion is always a good thing to do...

Juliana said...

good luck sa test tomorrow. sana naman wala ng aberya just to have the test done.

take it easy!

Cecile said...

hope everything goes well tomorrow dear :-), let us hope for the best!

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