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Post  Imogen on Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:40 pm

I had a letter to say that "your eye photographs were satisfactory"... from a "Mary Whitehouse" (wondered what she was doing these days!!!)...

Does that mean that my eye test was OK or that the photographs they took were good and the results would be with me in the future!!!

Some people's grasp of the English language leaves something to be desired! Rolling Eyes

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Re: Retinopathy results

Post  caroline wilson on Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:28 am

Hi Imogen. When the results of the eye photographs come back, satisfactory it means you have nothing to worry about.

My last eye photographs were done earlier this year by an experienced technician. As it was my second time but was still unsure, she took time to explain the results. Satisfactory means you have nothing to worry about. If you get any other result you are either invited back for another scan or advised to make an appointment with your GP or diabetic care team, and sometimes both.

For my owm peace of mind I also have regular eye tests too. I try to get my eye test 6 months after my eye photographs. If necessary I can then also get the opticians to dialate my pupils and take a look.

Hope this helps, but if you are still worried speak to your opticians or diabetic care team.

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Post  Imogen on Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:09 pm

I thought that was the gist of it - thanks - I guess I was expecting a little more enthusiasm!! Very Happy

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Post  Nick on Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:41 pm

Admin wrote:I thought that was the gist of it - thanks - I guess I was expecting a little more enthusiasm!! Very Happy

Enthusiasm????

Oh dear oh dear Imogen.....you're a diabetic !!

Can't expect enthusiasm form anyone about good results... they only get wildly excited with bad ones!!! Twisted Evil

Cept me of course...I'll be one of the only Health profs that doesn't try to tell you off about high or low results Smile

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Post  Imogen on Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:54 pm

HE HE - you have made me smile twice now, Nick.... thanks Laughing

I agree, you'd think some of them would have a little more personality, but perhaps there's not room for that in their brains!!! However, I do think that some health profs with problems (diabetic or otherwise) are more understanding than those smug gits who remain healthy. elephant

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Post  Nick on Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:37 pm

>>healthy smug types<<

Hahahha yes possibly some are.

The only thing that I can say is that we at least have a head start on the 'smuggies' and with the latest guesstimates from HM blithering idiots (whoops sorry Government) that we now have 2.75 million diabetics (whoops sorry again not politically correct to say that!! javascript:emoticonp('affraid') ) people with diabetes ~ the others will soon catch up.

Glad I can make you smile once ~ twice is almost toooooo much ~ remember you're a diabetic and NOT supposed to enjoy yourself (too much ) Very Happy

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Post  Imogen on Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:30 am

Um... what is not pc?

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Re: Retinopathy results

Post  caroline wilson on Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:34 am

It is easier to get blood from a stone than information from my GP. My last eye scan was done on the NHS at a private opticians, so I got good service.

Last week I went down to the docs for blood tests and a wee sample (complete with card) and this morning they are phoning to tell me I need to do another one because they have no record of my being there. I go to the docs tomorow evening so I will see what he has to say.

Actually I can think of a lot of things to say about my doctors surgery, not many of them are polite, what do they want, blood?

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Post  Nick on Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:05 pm

Admin wrote:Um... what is not pc?

It's no longer politically correct (apparently) to say diabetics. It has to be 'people with diabetes' !

People suffering with or from diabetes is a horrendous thing to say in PC circles as suffering would imply pain and illness and well suffering!

I have been 'advised' a couple of times in the NHS not to say diabetic. However as I have diabetes and consider myself a diabetic and that to p**s me off could constitute going against the disablement act....they let me off...or rather just walked away Smile

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Post  Clare on Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:09 pm

I'm sorry, but that's truly pathetic Evil or Very Mad
So does that mean I have to call myself a "person with asthma" as opposed to an asthmatic?
The whole bloody world's gone mad Mad
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Post  Nick on Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:18 pm

Clare wrote:I'm sorry, but that's truly pathetic Evil or Very Mad
So does that mean I have to call myself a "person with asthma" as opposed to an asthmatic?
The whole bloody world's gone mad Mad

Errrrrrr yes probably.

Not sure if they have a new phrase for pregnant yet though Smile

Give 'em time.......

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Post  Imogen on Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:33 pm

caroline wilson wrote:It is easier to get blood from a stone than information from my GP. My last eye scan was done on the NHS at a private opticians, so I got good service.

Last week I went down to the docs for blood tests and a wee sample (complete with card) and this morning they are phoning to tell me I need to do another one because they have no record of my being there. I go to the docs tomorow evening so I will see what he has to say.

Actually I can think of a lot of things to say about my doctors surgery, not many of them are polite, what do they want, blood?

Caroline, can you not change surgeries or COMPLAIN loudly!? Jeez!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post  Imogen on Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:34 pm

Clare wrote:I'm sorry, but that's truly pathetic Evil or Very Mad
So does that mean I have to call myself a "person with asthma" as opposed to an asthmatic?
The whole bloody world's gone mad Mad

I agree - don't get me started on this as I am not in a nice mood tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mad

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Post  Imogen on Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:36 pm

Nick wrote:
Clare wrote:I'm sorry, but that's truly pathetic Evil or Very Mad
So does that mean I have to call myself a "person with asthma" as opposed to an asthmatic?
The whole bloody world's gone mad Mad

Errrrrrr yes probably.

Not sure if they have a new phrase for pregnant yet though Smile

Give 'em time.......

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Lady with a baby? Or is that assuming that we're all ladies? Coz I ain't!!! Laughing Surely they wouldn't say "person with baby" - coz I assume that they know only women have babies!????? I am doing a lot of assuming!

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Post  Nick on Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:26 am

Well nowadays who can be sure that only women have babies???

How about female genderised person in pregnancy?? Rolling Eyes

Or female genderised person during gestational period??

Hahahahaha

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Post  caroline wilson on Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:54 pm

I'd love to change GPs, but in order to do so in this area it eould mean moving house. All the local GPs are full or a bus ride away.

If I need information I go to the practice nurse, the receptionist, or my local pharmacist. My place of work also holds health care and health awareness events, which do not replace the doctor but do give me enough ammunition to get the things I need from him.

My doctor is over stretched, and there is a campaign going round this area to gey more GPs. I fill in all the surveys that come around and put more GPs would improve the service.

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Post  Nick on Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:50 pm

I wish you the very best of luck Caroline what a state we are getting into in this country! Why the hell does anyone want to migrate here??

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Re: Retinopathy results

Post  Buffy on Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:52 pm

Hello to you all, Its been ages since I've been here.

I go tomorrow for the photographs. I've not been for a few years as the doctor I see at the eye clinic said not to bother as I don't want to spend too much time at hospital appointments !!!! Laughing

When I told my gp that my sight is getting worse she said go, so I'm going.

Here's what I want to know, and who better to ask than you lot. If the results are not good how is it treated???

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Post  Nick on Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:44 pm

Depends what is going on but I know they use laser ~ and I know someone, in fact two someones who have had laser treatment after almost going blind and they are back driving again. Fingers x'd for you though for good results. To hell with anyone who say's don't bother to have checks ~ go and have them. It's your body, your sight and your right!

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Post  Buffy on Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:35 pm

Thank-you Nick, that is so reassuring !!!!

I've have the photos done and it was O.K. When he said 'see you next year' I almost wept with relief. Apparently I have a cateract forming but it is not yet ready to be operated on. As I only have sight in one eye they need to be very careful.

So it seems I must put up with the slight mist. I'll go to get new glasses soon, maybe that will help a bit.

#Thank-you again for replying.

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Post  Nick on Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:19 pm

Hi Buffy,

My pleasure in replying Smile . It's been too quiet on here for tooooooo long. About time we woke from our winter diabetic slumbers (not to mention too many Easter Chocolate Bunnies) and got back to talking again.....hence all my messages of new research trying to galvanise people silent into posting again.

Fingers x'd for you and your new glasses etc that the mist may soon lift for you.

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