Saturday, 1 October 2011

Eye tests

How hard is it to get an eye test?? Seriously. I have to get them yearly because of the hydroxy. Today is the third time I've tried to go for a test and been turned away due to bureaucracy and problems transferring my records from last year to this new opticians. It's not a big deal really, got me out of my bed this morning, but it just got me thinking about how much the mundane routine things related to this disease get in the way. I'm very lucky that I don't have to go for blood tests anymore but I did when i was on sulfasalazine and that was really disruptive as I always had to take time off work. I guess if you're on a combo of meds you have to do both blood and eye tests as well as your 3 or 6 monthly arthritis check ups, and then more appointments for flares or steroid injections and maybe even physiotherapy and blah dee blah. Honestly! It's enough to count as a part-time job. How nice it is to have a long-term condition! Anyway, rant over. I am actually in a splendid mood. Everything is going really well right now and I have to say I am feeling incredibly happy and positive. I'm away to Iceland and Germany for 2 weeks soon and can't wait, never been to Iceland before and it's meant to be absolutely gorgeous. I've just bought a new wide angle lens for my camera so can't wait to take some photos with it. I'm particularly excited about seeing the Northern Lights. I hope we get a nice clear night!!