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22 November 2011 @ 12:46 pm
I just found out that I have cataracts in both eyes. It's too early for surgery but it's something I'm supposed to be careful to monitor. Doc said she's seen people go from my stage to surgery in as little as six months--or it can take years. So if I start to have more blurred vision I am supposed to make an appointment to check it out. No glaucoma though I am at high-normal pressure. (I have a family history.)

Imagine not having health care and having glaucoma, which needs regular treatment to prevent blindness, or having cataracts that need surgery. Thank Goddess I am fortunate enough to have coverage. I feel for those who don't. I guess you're just supposed to go blind if you're poor.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on November 26th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
also, people will say, "can't you just go to the health department?" well no. health department doesn't cover all needs. and some are like ours and have a two to three month waiting list and/or aren't accepting new patients in certain programs.