Dreading tomorrow

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janer1967
janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,922 Championing
Already getting nervous having an injection in my eye tomorrow and then every month for the next 5 months 

I have had this done before while it is very quick it's just the thought of it not the most pleasant experience 
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,537 Championing
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    Good luck with that @janer1967.
    i know a lady who had a course of injections like that and they helped her a lot. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,922 Championing
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    Thanks @leecal
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,313 Championing
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    @janer1967 good luck for tomorrow, hope all goes well!
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,922 Championing
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    Thanks @poppy123456
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,160 Championing
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    Oh @janer1967 - I can imagine your trepidation, & I bet it's not a nice experience. My best wishes also, & let us all know how you are afterwards. :)
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,922 Championing
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    Will do @chiarieds if I can see that is 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,980 Championing
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    Best wishes I would find that really hard I hate anything to do with eyes but I’m sure they have your best interests in mind
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,922 Championing
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    @66Mustang thanks I'm sure they do 
  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,005 Trailblazing
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    Not something to look forward too.
    Do they numb the area first?
    Had a cyst removed from the white of my eye once, but the thought of a needle in the eye without numbing first sounds horrific...best wishes...hope it all goes well.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,922 Championing
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    @Cress yes they put numbing drops in b4 it's just the horrific bit of seeing the needle approaching 
  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,005 Trailblazing
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    I know when I had the cyst removed the nurse assisting asked if they'd need whatever the thing is that holds your eye open a d she said "no, it's ok...but whatever you do dont blink for thr next thirty seconds" of course if someone's coming at your eye with sharp things all you want to do is blink! 
    Definitely think this deserves you treating yourself after each one...at least I didnt have to worry a bout having it done again...
    Take care
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,305 Online Community Programme Lead
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    Good luck @janer1967. Please let us know how it goes.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,922 Championing
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    Thanks @Adrian_Scope will do 

    Just waiting now for transport picking me up 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,528 Championing
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    Really hope it goes okay today @janer1967, thinking of you.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,922 Championing
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    Thanks @Chloe_Scope
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,715 Championing
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    I hope it went okay @janer1967 <3
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,922 Championing
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    Hi all 

    It went as well as something like that could feeling a bit sore but I'm sure it will calm down over next few days 

    Thanks for all your kind words 
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,611 Championing
    edited October 2020
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    I'm glad it went okay @janer1967, best of luck with the next few days recovery :) 

    you've done fantastically, I still really dislike eye drops going in my eyes but what you've had to go through sounds much worse so well done :) 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,922 Championing
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    Thanks @Ross_Scope I have eye drops in everyday and still dont like them its even harder to out them in a blind eye they end up everywhere/

    Feeling lots better today the pain has gone away, I have had so many procedures done on my eyes over the last few years but you dont get used to it, in fact knowing whats coming is probably worse 

    Oh well just another 4 injections to go but I will do anything to keep what little sight I have
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,715 Championing
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    @janer1967 Well done you for getting through it.  I'm funny with anything to do with my eyeballs and really admire you for being so blimmin' brave.  Take it easy today and reward yourself with cake if possible.