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missed detached retina

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  • Posted By: shanday81
  • April 10, 2009
  • 09:48 PM

I am still about to pull my hair out about the entire situation. I was diagnosed three years ago with relapsing remmitting MS. It was pretty much the end of my world. And yet thats not the big problem so much anymore, I have learned to cope with it as it comes, to take the good days with the bad. However in September I went blind completely in one eye, it was like someone pulled the shade down. I went into a local hospital because this was so much different than any other time I have dealt with. As soon as they heard what medicine I was on they informed me that I was "too hard" and too "complicated" to treat. The entire time I am begging for the to listen, this time is not the same, I asked the nurse and the doctor to please check me for the detached retina because after some searching thats what it seemed to be form like web md and such. Well in mid october they finally figured out what it was, way past the three days you have to regain full vision. And mind you I went in the day it happened. I am fully healed now but have suffered alot of vision loss, and it just kills me that had anyone listened to me, the hospital, my nurologist I could see like I always had before. Instead of even seeing me my nurologist just put me on a full month of high dose steroids, when I finished the month he decided to check and it was plain to see what was wrong. I think I may still be mad over it. My hubby doesn't trust my sight enough to allow me to drive and it could have all been avoided. I guess live and learn. I just hope it never happens to anyone else, the hospital says "with your medical condition what were we to think" the nurologist says I was out of the "normal" age range for it to happen, i am only 27 and had I been older they may have checked that right away. Due to eye damage I am no longer allowed to wear a contact in that eye and glasses don't bring it any clearer so I sit home now. :mad::confused:

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