Sunday, June 03, 2007

For what it's worth

So the CT scan of my sinuses came up clean, which means... well, I don't know what that means. After a week of feeling pretty good after running the 21-course of antibiotics and getting the good news from my Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist my post-nasal drip seems to have re-established itself and my lymph nodes are going back to being sore again. Are these just my allergies, or am I going to need an exorcist to cleanse these damned sinuses? At this point, I have no freaking clue.

I go back to my retina doctor this Wednesday to have my diagnosis of CSR (Central Serous Retinopathy) in my left eye confirmed, after a wholly unsuccessful attempt to have the test done last week. I knew I had been cutting the test close by trying to schedule it before my Second Life class, which was meeting later in the afternoon, but when I arrived early to find a room full of patients who obviously had been there for quite some time I realized that even what little cushion I had budgeted in probably wasn't going to cut it.

After having my pupils dilated I sat in the waiting room for an hour and a half before learning that my doctor wasn't even in the building, but still in Boston performing laser surgery on another patient. So given the fact that the test itself would take about an hour and a half and there were about half a dozen patients who were ahead of me in the queue I decided that I'd just have to come back another time. So I apologized to the receptionist, made my make-up appointment, and drove home in the blinding midday sun with still-dilated pupils so that I could squint my way through my online class.

So all in all, the medical frustrations continue. Well at least the Second Life class is going well...

(More on that later!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have been suffering from CSR in my left eye for two years and each recurrence seems to accompany sinus infections. I have failed to convince doctors that these two are related although I strongly believe they do since I had three recurrences so far. Since you seem to have the same issue as I do I would like to talk to you to exchange some notes. If you are interested please e-mail me at (that's zero be fore 1) Thank you