Nov 14, 2012 - 5:24 pm
I'm very frustrated....I realized a couple days ago that I was released from the hospital for the shingles two months ago! I wish I hadn't come to that realization, because now I'm frustrated and impatient. I expected to be done with this shingles stuff by now. I'm still dealing with nerve activity (numbness, tingles, and 'electrical shooters') and my left eye still doesn't function right. It stays dilated and is bloodshot.
I saw the eye doc again on Tues and she offered the same solution she has offered all along...steriod drops, a drop that keeps the eye dilated, and an antibiotic drop. The only difference is this steriod isn't as potent so I can use it longer...3 to 4 weeks. The hope is that this combo will "break" the places where the iris is "stuck". If this doesn't work, then the eye issue is likely permanent. If it is permanent, I get to live with it. The only other option would be surgery, and the risks outweigh the benefit.
I see my onc on Friday, chemo on Friday too. And I'm just so tired of all this....
Thanks for listening to me whine and rant.