GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING**
If you’re queasy over needles and/or eyeballs, specifically needles going into eyeballs don’t scroll through those photos.
I’m sorry if it makes you uncomfortable to see this, and/or read this. But this is my life. On top of the 7 injections I have to do daily, I have to do this, so when you make the hilarious joke asking if my parents gave me too much sugar when I was kid (lololol so original) or lolol, yeah I’m blind without my glasses too (you’re probably fucking not), stop for a minute and remember this post.
If you’re not, then hello, welcome to a recent day in my life.
As I’ve mentioned before I suffer from Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. I have to do this ^^ every 3-6 months to keep the (not even very good) vision I have left in this eye. IN ONE EYE. I am blind in the other. Completely. Ca t see a thing.
Type 1 Diabetes is not a joke. It doesn’t discriminate. It does not give one single fuck if you are too young to be blind, too pretty, too fit, too educated. Please if you, or someone you know has Type 1, make sure you/they keep up with the eye specialists. Go to the shitty 2 hour appointments, you need them. They are better than this.
Also PSA: if you’re not happy with your diagnosis or you feel something more is going on, get a second opinion. I was told 2 weeks ago while my DR was on holiday my eye was fine, I saw him as soon as I could because I was not convinced, I knew something was off. I was right and I am very grateful to have found someone who trusts me and what I’m feeling and who I trust.
Local anaesthetic injection
Repeat every 3-6 months.