Thursday, September 13, 2012
Things started getting worse so I went to another doctor for a second opinion. I won't get into the specifics of what's going on but I walked into the ophthalmology department of the hospital and asked to see a doctor. The lady at the desk apologized and said there were no appointments available today.
So I lowered my sunglasses.
There was a brief pause.
And without saying a word she picked up the phone, "Are there any doctors who can see a walk-in patient now?"
So I got to see a doctor. In the end I got to see four.
I now have a complete change of diagnosis, was told to stop taking my previous five medications, start taking these new four medications, and was given sick leave for another week -- though it might turn out to be for longer than that. I now have two follow-up appointments scheduled. I'm confident that this time the diagnosis is right so it's now a matter of seeing this through. (And it's not like the first doctor was way off base apparently in the early stages this disease is typically diagnosed as conjunctivitis)
Resting at home now but man this sucks.