Wednesday, June 14, 2006


So my next update was going to be all about Kieran, and I do have it half written, but then my vision started going again and I HATE it.

It seems like I get 2 weeks of good vision and then it all starts to blur again, I worked out that this year I've probably had a grand total of 6 weeks of good vision and it's starting to get me down.

I went back to the opthamologist yesterday and sure enough my right eye is back down to 20/50 (20/40 or better is what you need for driving). It just feels like this is never going to go away [insert sound of violins here which are playing for my pity party]

The good news is that they're going to try a treatment this time. I'm going to be hooked up to a bag of high dose IV steroids for an hour a day for 5 days. Hopefully they will battle the inflammation that is causing the blurred vision and I'll get better sooner. The downside is that steroids have side effects - fluid retention, rounding of the face, acne, increased appetite, sleep problems and anxiety. So I'll be swapping blurred vision for looking like the Michelin man, but right now that sounds good to me.

I'll let you know how things go and I will get that Kieran update out.


Tom P. said...

Steroids? With any luck you'll be able to sign a multi-million dollar contract with the San Francisco Giants! I hope this treatment works wonders with no side effects.

Kim Ayres said...

Hope it works out in the end. In the meantime I'll do more audio versions of my blog entries :)

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