Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by HairyAss, Jul 17, 2018.
Weren't your hips fully replaced in the 90s in a series of spectacular walking accidents?
As one of the "older than the folks complaining about being old" crowd, I'm mostly concerned with my eyes at the moment - only takes one scare to freak you the fuck out and I've now officially reached "need to hold my phone way out in front of me or take my glasses off to read it" years old.
Y'all are getting old
My eyes always sucked so that doesn't bother me lol
There's a difference between "sucked" and "blind".
I had to get progressives back in 2016.
Only thing going with age on me these days is my knees can't take running (at least the start/stopping in ball hockey)...so I am hanging up the shoes. I am really hoping I can mountain bike though. Ice hockey causes me no issues so I am increasing that next fall to 2-3 times a week.
I've fallen, and I can't get up!
I've got osteoarthritis on both knees. I gave up zumba because the jumping around was wrecking me. I'm still playing squash, but I may have give it up: the next day I'm an old man going up and down stairs. Biking is a lot easier on the knees, but it is repetitive motion, so it will still wear.
Doc says I can get hyaluronic acid injections which should be good for 10 years. I may take her up on that.
I am seeing a specialist to figure out potential treatment for my eyes starting this month.
Found out I have high pressure/hyper tension in both eyes and my right optic nerve is damaged. These are signs of early glaucoma and they want to do a few more tests in July to see if it's progressing more than the last set of tests they did and my eye exam tests in Feb. Here's to hoping they can keep whatever is happening at bay!
Eye twins! Good luck, Bean - it freaked me out when I found out that I was in a similar boat - luckily, they caught mine before any optical nerve damage had occurred! I'm currently on Latanoprost drops and it seems to be doing the trick. I went in for surgical consults just to see other options but because the drops are working, they were kind of like, "what are you doing here?". A friend of mine somehow works in the area of treatments for this and Latanoprost is the #1 line of defense.
What was your pressure? I was at around 32-35 and the drops got me down to about 18.
I have tests done every year due to this same issue, luckily no changes in 5 years.
That's good news that the drops have been working for you and no surgery required thus far. Side note-I HATE anything to do with touching my eyes or even drops near my eyes. So it hasn't been pleasant even doing the tests! BARF! They actually didn't tell me my pressures. I think they wanted a 3rd test round to make a more informed decision before they told me what they are seeing-if it's a progression or staying the same.
Fingers crossed I don't go up in the next few months and can just do the yearly testing to monitor it!
Bean - Odd that they wouldn't tell you your pressures. I would definitely press them to know - it's good to know so you can know where they are tracking, especially if your doctor changed or whatever. Take it for what its worth from a stranger on the Internet. And, yes, all the tests are a pain in the ass. I am hyper sensitive to those type of things and almost passed out a couple of times!
I'll definitely get the numbers when I'm there the next round. I'll need the info for when I move-I'm sure they'll have to switch me to a specialist that's more local to that province. I was like that when she was doing the eyeball touching stuff. Almost passed out myself. Then the peripheral vision check test was so long my eyes were starting to physically strain and hurt. After 2 rounds of that I was done.
I have had two hip surgery's already
It’s been a few years since your surgeries now. How’s it holding up?
one is 4 years other is 3 both are doing really well actually i have no issues any more thankfully and no more signs of arthritis advancing..
you had it done too didn't you how is yours holding up?