I shouldn't have gone to the doctor alone yesterday

@winterose (39931)
Canada
December 17, 2011 12:17pm CST
I had asked T and M if they would drive me to the doctor yesterday. I had to see the ophthalmologist to check for diabetic neuropathy. to be fair to them, I didn't know I was going to have drops inserted in my eye. So I asked T and he didn't give me an answer said he would get back to me on that. In the meantime they had a disagreement and so that was the end of M driving me to the hospital. So I went alone and didn't think anything about it. But I really shouldn't have gone alone, The doctor put eye drops in my eyes and I walked home crossing a busy street and I couldn;t see anything. It was dangerous but I did make it home by the way I don't have any eye problems.
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• United States
17 Dec 11
Those drops made it impossible for me to drive that day. The doctor called my mother and I did not know she was coming so I walked home. I am surprised I made it home without getting hit that day. I will never go alone again..
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Dec 11
yep the same thing with me, good thing you walked because you probably would have had an accident if you drove.
@bunnybon7 (31602)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Dec 11
omg, im so glad you made it. so sorry you couldnt find anyone at least willing to help you navigate home walking even thats pretty scarey. plus it must have been terribley exhausting.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Dec 11
I could see a bit, but my eyes were very blurry and full of tears, it wasn't scary but because I couldn't see very well it was dangerous. Thanks for you concern my friend,
• United States
18 Dec 11
I usually don't have a choice. I usually have to go to my doctor alone because my mother has to work, my boyfriend doesn't live with me or even close to me, and my grandmother can't come with me because it is hard for her to be in the car too long or walk too far. When I go to the doctor, I usually have to dedicate a whole day to it because I never know what will happen.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Dec 11
yes but there are some things that you should really have someone with you when it is dangerous and then you have to get somebody. They should have told me I needed someone just in case I couldn't see. I always go to the doctor alone I don't have anyone to take me either.
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• United States
18 Dec 11
Well, yeah, in that case, they should tell you that you need someone to take you home. They do at the doctors that I go to.
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@GardenGerty (88870)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Dec 11
When I went, the ophthalmologist offered me a drop to counter act the ones that dilate my eyes, but my husband had driven me to the eye doctor. I am so glad you do not have any problems with your eyes from your diabetes.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Dec 11
thanks hon
• United States
18 Dec 11
I'm glad you made it ok. Take Care.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Dec 11
thanks hon, how are you doing today?
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• United States
18 Dec 11
I'm doing ok. Speaking of eyes, I have to get use to these floaters! Bummer. Other than that I'm fine. I'm sorry T and M let you down.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Dec 11
thanks hon, it will be okay, I will just ignore him if he ignores me that is all. Not much else I can do.
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Dec 11
So what were the eye drops for? Glad you made it home okay. Busy streets are scarey enough when you can see much less after having drops put in your eyes. No, you probably shouldn't have gone alone but we adults sometimes do sillier things than our kids do. And we get away with it. hehe
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
19 Dec 11
It wasn't silly I did not know I was going to have drops put in my eyes. I thought it was just an ordinary check up and the doctors takes his instrument and looks into your eyes. I did not know he would put drops in this is the first time I ever had that happen. He was checking for diabetic neuropathy
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Dec 11
Diabetis is no fun is it? My ex has it.
@buenavida (7517)
• Sweden
18 Dec 11
Couldn´t they have told you from the hospital that they would use eye drops? If they had, you might have arraged some kind of assistance..?? Better ask before going there next time what kind of treatment they are going to give you.. Glad you made it home but please don´t take such risks next time..OK?
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Dec 11
I don't need to go back my eyes are fine. This was not a doctor visit where he has a private office this was the hospital they have no idea what I am going for and don't care, you ask for an appointment and they give you a date and that is all they know how to do.
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@buenavida (7517)
• Sweden
18 Dec 11
It´s a good thing your eyes are OK now..
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
18 Dec 11
I have been Insulin dependent for more than 20years and have no problems with my eyes as yet. By the way, I think the check up was for "Retinopathy" Anyways, a visit to an Ophthalmologist needs a care taker, because the drops they put in the eye will make pupils wide open, Dilation. It will be very difficult to focus eyesight on anything. Waiting for about an hour after the check up is another option. I am surprised that the Doctor let you go before normal vision came back. Thank God nothing serious happened. Do you know what is good about us Diabetics? We are all very sweet people.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Dec 11
you made me laugh and for that you get best response, yep we are sweet people that is for sure You see I have never had drops in my eyes before so the thought didn't occur to me that that would happen. Yes it was for diabetic retinopathy but I am find. No problems that way. There was nothing on the paper to say to have some come with me either nor did my doctor tell me when he gave me the referral.
@AmbiePam (45047)
• United States
18 Dec 11
Oh my. I hate when they dilate my eyes. One time they did that to my mom, and it lasted two days! We were like, what's up? They said sometimes that happens. She couldn't go to work even and had to wear sunglasses around the house.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Dec 11
that was so awful for your mom but thankfully I was okay It came back about a half hour later.
@BarBaraPrz (16813)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Dec 11
I hate those drops! They sting so. Glad you made it home safely and that your eyes are ok.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Dec 11
thank you
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
18 Dec 11
I have drove with the eye drops in but walking not sure of that the sun shades they gave you helps some. GLad your eyes ok tho hugssssssssssss