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« on: 10 October 2017, 17:44:47 »

Not been on here much over the last couple of weeks had   trouble with my eyes , anyway saw my GP last Friday who was quite concerned & has arranged a brain scan (just hope they find one)😀 Also recommended an eye test which I had today.Good news nothing wrong at the front bad news is that the double vision I am experiencing is either brain related or a problem behind the eye, advice is not to drive & more specialist referrals, so guys never take anything for granted , if there are any spelling mistakes I apologize because I am having to wear an eye patch.
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Re: No driving for a while.
« Reply #1 on: 10 October 2017, 17:59:47 »

Crikey. We do take our eyesight for granted.

Hope the experts can sort it out for you. :y
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« Reply #2 on: 10 October 2017, 18:08:40 »

Jeez, that must be scary. I hope it turns out to be something that can be fixed.  :(
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« Reply #3 on: 10 October 2017, 18:22:38 »

Hope you get better and there is nothing long term to worry about :)

As a diabetic I am very aware of the need not to damage my eyes, so go for regular check ups.  I also had double vision for a few days and couldn't drive three years ago, but after panicking it turned out to be hay fever affecting my vision temporarily.  Very scary, so I have some idea of what you are going through Tilbo.  Once again, hope it all clears up soon :y
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« Reply #4 on: 10 October 2017, 19:01:52 »

Hope it turns out to be nothing serious, and is quickly sorted out
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« Reply #5 on: 10 October 2017, 19:58:19 »

Can only echo sentiments already posted.Hopefully nothing that can't be sorted in short order. :y
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« Reply #6 on: 10 October 2017, 20:44:18 »

As said by others .. let's hope its a simple fix... can understand your worry however.
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« Reply #7 on: 10 October 2017, 22:32:35 »

Best wishes for a good outcome. :y
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« Reply #8 on: 11 October 2017, 00:30:05 »

Best wishes for a good outcome. :y

+1,really hope its nowt serious.
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« Reply #9 on: 11 October 2017, 08:17:01 »

Wishing you all the very best on getting this 100% sorted. :y :y :y

A neighbour had a similar problem to you and hopefully it is the same as what they had was a benign growth behind their eye? Their eye was popped out, the growth removed and the eye popped back in all under local anesthetic with no major pain afterwards, which also totally cured the problem. :y :y :y

I wish you all the best on this being sorted as being permanently partially sighted like me causes many day-to-day issues, but you can only keep chin-up and fight hard for the best quality of life circumstances allows. What you learn is that disability makes your personal productivity much worse compared to totally being a fit people.

Viewing long distance I don't use an eye patch, but I do when reading, to stop my eyes and my brain's processing not fighting against each other and my bad eye squinting to try and cope with its limited vision. If you find you can't work out the image you eyes are giving, this is very unnerving but does get a bit better in time as you get used to it. ??? The other big problems I've found is that it reduces the light your eyes receive which makes low-level vision difficult to impossible, so I have torches around the house and also magnifying glasses to help in reading any small text especially on any packaging. :-[
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« Reply #10 on: 11 October 2017, 09:02:47 »

  Hope it does turn out to be nothing serious mate. I do have a good friend who has lost total sight in his left eye and has extremely limited vision in the right. Also he has now had lower limb amputation on both legs to go along with the dialysis he has to have three times a week. We cant even begin to imagine how he copes but he is always cheery and gets on with it

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« Reply #11 on: 11 October 2017, 09:22:20 »

Thanks everyone for your support, had a scare in 2000 when a tumour was suspected had various tests & got the all clear so kind of been through this before, now not really worried lots of folk worse off health-wise than me  no pain just blurry vision & a watery eye, make the most of my time off enjoy walking so wearing the dog out each morning for a couple of hours, just miss driving to the other walks I used to take him to.
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« Reply #12 on: 11 October 2017, 10:36:47 »

I wish you all the best for a complete recovery. :y
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« Reply #13 on: 11 October 2017, 11:45:33 »

Letter arrived this morning brain scan appointment 31st of October , not too far away.
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« Reply #14 on: 11 October 2017, 13:46:09 »

Letter arrived this morning brain scan appointment 31st of October , not too far away.

Sorry to hear this, Mr Tilbo. :-\

Wishing you all the best. It is often the case that the apprehension is worse than the reality. :y

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« Reply #15 on: 11 October 2017, 17:42:46 »

make the most of my time off enjoy walking so wearing the dog out each morning for a couple of hours
An excellent, refreshing state of mind :y.

And with health benefits too, even if the hound is getting sick of it :D


I love walking, but sometimes find that without a purpose, other priorities get in the way. Which is primarily the reason I took up geocaching a few years back.

I'm sorry your walks are due to less than ideal circumstances, but sounds like you are taking a pragmatic approach :y
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« Reply #16 on: 13 October 2017, 13:11:29 »

Sorry to hear this, hope it turns out to be nothing serious.
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« Reply #17 on: 14 October 2017, 09:39:41 »

Had some encouraging news from a consultant who has become involved apparently some of the medication I  take can react with muscles around the eyes it's uncommon but not unheard of my sight may return to normal in a week or two , fingers crossed.😀
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« Reply #18 on: 14 October 2017, 10:22:36 »

That's promising news. Fingers crossed. :y
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« Reply #19 on: 14 October 2017, 13:54:09 »

Had some encouraging news from a consultant who has become involved apparently some of the medication I  take can react with muscles around the eyes it's uncommon but not unheard of my sight may return to normal in a week or two , fingers crossed.😀

Sounds good to me :y :y
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« Reply #20 on: 14 October 2017, 15:39:45 »

SWMBO who is driving me around at present has just announced that she prefers the Jeep to her Subaru Forester , got to get better quickly !
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« Reply #21 on: 14 October 2017, 16:25:25 »

Sounds to be encouraging news :y plus the added incentive of keeping your hands on the jeep keys! Hope all goes well for you :y :y
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« Reply #22 on: 14 October 2017, 23:22:26 »

SWMBO who is driving me around at present has just announced that she prefers the Jeep to her Subaru Forester , got to get better quickly !

At least she didn't say that she prefers the Merc!  :o

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« Reply #23 on: 15 October 2017, 08:08:11 »

SWMBO who is driving me around at present has just announced that she prefers the Jeep to her Subaru Forester , got to get better quickly !

At least she didn't say that she prefers the Merc!  :o

Get well soon Tilbo!  :)
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« Reply #24 on: 31 October 2017, 16:24:52 »

How are the eyes doing ?,was it anything to do with the meds you were taking ?
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« Reply #25 on: 31 October 2017, 17:11:52 »

Just keep on driving mate  , you can't do any worse than half the tw**ts on the road  :o   
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« Reply #26 on: 31 October 2017, 18:48:56 »

Just keep on driving mate , you can't do any worse than half the tw**ts on the road  :o

I trust you are joking, given the implications with both the driving licence and insurance :-\ :-\
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« Reply #27 on: 31 October 2017, 20:32:07 »

Eyes are back to normal , just got back from Stamford Hospital after the MRI scan if that is okay then it was a side effect of the meds, fingers crossed.
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« Reply #28 on: 31 October 2017, 20:35:00 »

Great news  :y
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« Reply #29 on: 31 October 2017, 20:38:41 »

Yep, that must be welcome news.  :y
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« Reply #30 on: 31 October 2017, 21:09:03 »

Just keep on driving mate , you can't do any worse than half the tw**ts on the road  :o

I trust you are joking, given the implications with both the driving licence and insurance :-\ :-\
If anything we need more eyesight testing ,especially for older drivers , my father kept on driving long after he should have stopped , but driving was his last bit of independence and he was loathed to give it up  :(
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« Reply #31 on: 31 October 2017, 21:58:57 »

Just keep on driving mate , you can't do any worse than half the tw**ts on the road  :o

I trust you are joking, given the implications with both the driving licence and insurance :-\ :-\
If anything we need more eyesight testing ,especially for older drivers , my father kept on driving long after he should have stopped , but driving was his last bit of independence and he was loathed to give it up  :(



Agreed, after my experience over the last few weeks yes I could have carried on driving totally ignoring the advice of my GP by closing one eye my vision wasn't too bad but could I have lived with myself if involved in an accident injuring another person or persons ? Definitely not, just glad it appears to have turned out ok , quite enjoyed being chauffered about but more enjoyable to be back behind the wheel again, all I want now is the all clear from the scan. I would also like to thank all the guys & gal ( Lizzie) for their good wishes for a recovery never take anything for granted again , must be an awful thing to lose your sight.
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« Reply #32 on: 01 November 2017, 09:30:36 »

good news that scan all clear :y
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« Reply #33 on: 01 November 2017, 10:02:59 »

Excellent, news  :y
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« Reply #34 on: 01 November 2017, 10:34:27 »

Just keep on driving mate , you can't do any worse than half the tw**ts on the road  :o

I trust you are joking, given the implications with both the driving licence and insurance :-\ :-\
If anything we need more eyesight testing ,especially for older drivers , my father kept on driving long after he should have stopped , but driving was his last bit of independence and he was loathed to give it up  :(



Agreed, after my experience over the last few weeks yes I could have carried on driving totally ignoring the advice of my GP by closing one eye my vision wasn't too bad but could I have lived with myself if involved in an accident injuring another person or persons ? Definitely not, just glad it appears to have turned out ok , quite enjoyed being chauffered about but more enjoyable to be back behind the wheel again, all I want now is the all clear from the scan. I would also like to thank all the guys & gal ( Lizzie) for their good wishes for a recovery never take anything for granted again , must be an awful thing to lose your sight.

Nice to hear you are back behind the wheel again Tilbo and your scare is over with your health back to normal, pending a scan :-* :-* :y :y

Yes, I made my comment after I have had very temporary eye sight trouble, which cured itself as it was down to hay fever apparently.  But as I was getting double vision I took myself off the road.  I did this as I well remember having a row with my old dad, now departed, who insisted in driving when he was a menace to everyone on the road, and himself.  In the end the "family" took action via his GP and the DVLA revoked his licence, thank God! ;)
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« Reply #35 on: 01 November 2017, 12:44:41 »

Just keep on driving mate , you can't do any worse than half the tw**ts on the road  :o

I trust you are joking, given the implications with both the driving licence and insurance :-\ :-\
If anything we need more eyesight testing ,especially for older drivers , my father kept on driving long after he should have stopped , but driving was his last bit of independence and he was loathed to give it up  :(



Agreed, after my experience over the last few weeks yes I could have carried on driving totally ignoring the advice of my GP by closing one eye my vision wasn't too bad but could I have lived with myself if involved in an accident injuring another person or persons ? Definitely not, just glad it appears to have turned out ok , quite enjoyed being chauffered about but more enjoyable to be back behind the wheel again, all I want now is the all clear from the scan. I would also like to thank all the guys & gal ( Lizzie) for their good wishes for a recovery never take anything for granted again , must be an awful thing to lose your sight.

Nice to hear you are back behind the wheel again Tilbo and your scare is over with your health back to normal, pending a scan :-* :-* :y :y

Yes, I made my comment after I have had very temporary eye sight trouble, which cured itself as it was down to hay fever apparently.  But as I was getting double vision I took myself off the road. I did this as I well remember having a row with my old dad, now departed, who insisted in driving when he was a menace to everyone on the road, and himself.  In the end the "family" took action via his GP and the DVLA revoked his licence, thank God! ;)

Independence is important to people, and it is difficult to know when it's the right time to hang up the driving gloves. :-\
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« Reply #36 on: 01 November 2017, 14:42:00 »


Independence is important to people, and it is difficult to know when it's the right time to hang up the driving gloves. :-\

I was so relieved when my Mums old Metro packed up when she was 89, up until then she just couldn't understand the risk she posed to other road users and pedestrians in particular. She lived in a very remote village and so not driving was a real problem.

Mrs and I moved a few years ago and made a point of buying a house where a car was not essential. I often don't use it for a week or so. We can walk to the shops, train station, and . . . . . THE PUBS !   :y

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« Reply #37 on: 01 November 2017, 15:08:57 »

Glad every thing is O.K Mick,I was going to offer you a theory on your eye problem now that the worries have gone.And I think you'll understand this.....I think it's all those years of sleeping on the night shift with one eye on the lookout for the mobile superintendent creeping up on us unannounced...I got caught a couple of times and had to bribe them with a cuppa or two ;) :)
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« Reply #38 on: 01 November 2017, 16:59:06 »

Just keep on driving mate , you can't do any worse than half the tw**ts on the road  :o

I trust you are joking, given the implications with both the driving licence and insurance :-\ :-\
If anything we need more eyesight testing ,especially for older drivers , my father kept on driving long after he should have stopped , but driving was his last bit of independence and he was loathed to give it up  :(



Agreed, after my experience over the last few weeks yes I could have carried on driving totally ignoring the advice of my GP by closing one eye my vision wasn't too bad but could I have lived with myself if involved in an accident injuring another person or persons ? Definitely not, just glad it appears to have turned out ok , quite enjoyed being chauffered about but more enjoyable to be back behind the wheel again, all I want now is the all clear from the scan. I would also like to thank all the guys & gal ( Lizzie) for their good wishes for a recovery never take anything for granted again , must be an awful thing to lose your sight.

Nice to hear you are back behind the wheel again Tilbo and your scare is over with your health back to normal, pending a scan :-* :-* :y :y

Yes, I made my comment after I have had very temporary eye sight trouble, which cured itself as it was down to hay fever apparently.  But as I was getting double vision I took myself off the road.  I did this as I well remember having a row with my old dad, now departed, who insisted in driving when he was a menace to everyone on the road, and himself. In the end the "family" took action via his GP and the DVLA revoked his licence, thank God! ;)

Me and my brother took action about getting my 86yo mum to stop driving.....we simply took her car off her and sold it....simples  ;)
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« Reply #39 on: 01 November 2017, 19:50:09 »

What did you spend the money on?  ;D
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« Reply #40 on: 01 November 2017, 20:53:28 »

Great news Tilbo and I hope the scan result is good!  :y
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« Reply #41 on: 01 November 2017, 21:08:00 »

Promising news Tilbo :)
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« Reply #42 on: 01 November 2017, 21:17:43 »

Glad every thing is O.K Mick,I was going to offer you a theory on your eye problem now that the worries have gone.And I think you'll understand this.....I think it's all those years of sleeping on the night shift with one eye on the lookout for the mobile superintendent creeping up on us unannounced...I got caught a couple of times and had to bribe them with a cuppa or two ;) :)
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« Reply #43 on: 02 November 2017, 09:23:43 »


Independence is important to people, and it is difficult to know when it's the right time to hang up the driving gloves. :-\

I was so relieved when my Mums old Metro packed up when she was 89, up until then she just couldn't understand the risk she posed to other road users and pedestrians in particular. She lived in a very remote village and so not driving was a real problem.

Mrs and I moved a few years ago and made a point of buying a house where a car was not essential. I often don't use it for a week or so. We can walk to the shops, train station, and . . . . . THE PUBS !   :y

My great aunt has finally hung her keys up this year having just turned 100, she only got an auto 5 years ago  :o :o
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« Reply #44 on: 02 November 2017, 09:44:46 »

A few years ago I went out to dinner with a mate and his Dad who at the time was in his early 90's.  His Dad drove us in his newish BMW 3 series and drove it like he stole it!  :o

That was a bit of a white knuckle ride!  ::)  ;D
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