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"I Can't See, I Can't See!"

While driving back from lunch, my hp rang.... The first words I heard from the other side... "Sis, I CAN'T SEE, I CAN'T SEE... MY EYES, BLUR...BLUR!"

That was alarming.... my sister on the other end sounded frantic.... I was also taken aback...

To cut this short, I went to pick her up and upon entering the car, I could feel she was badly shaken. She told me that her eyes suddenly became very blur, in fact, she could not even see my face clearly even from a three feet distance with her spectacles on.

Quickly, I dropped my colleagues back to the office and immediately drove her to the eye specialist. On the way she told me what happened, in fact, she had problem with her eyes since last year. Her diabetes is quite high but she never told anyone of us siblings especially my mum whom she did not want to worry. I was touched when she said that.... but I reprimanded her for not telling us, at least we siblings should know and can "warn" her of the food intake.

The doc examined her and said both of her eyes were bleeding.... he advised to get the laser done immediately to stop the bleeding on her eyes. After few hours, in fact more than 3 hours, we left the clinic....

Meanwhile, my sis cannot carry heavy stuff, try not to put her head down, try not to cough or put pressure on her eyes... (even in doing "big Business", must avoid pushing too hard)

In conclusion, I just wanna say...... lets be careful with our food intake especially those with have a history of diabetics, heart problem or hypertension.... these are the silent killers....

Comments

  1. OMG! I hope ur sis will get well soon. it's scary really to think of all the possible illnesses that we might have. Yes, it's a lesson for us to really watch what we eat. thanks claire for this.

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  2. it is kind of worrying and scary... yeah, lets take precaution..less sugar and more exercise.. i hope i be able to remember that where food is concerned...

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  3. OMG...(now everyone will start with OMG)...Pity her...

    My mom got diabetic recently..and I aware off that.. Thats 1 of the reason why I am trying to loose weight and control my food...worried...

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  4. oh boy....sorry to hear that. hope your sister is feeling better. does she go for regular check-up on her diabetes?

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  5. yes she does check up on herself by the small machine to test the sugar level..,but very hard to say.. it can attack anytime..any part of the body.. so we got to be aware..

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  6. now you can help to watch your sister's diet. hope she'll be fine really soon..

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  7. My hubby also have this... which I posted recently. So worrying leh.

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  8. If someone have diabetes, s/he should make yearly (or shorter, say 6 or 3-monthly) eye test (among other things).

    Not necessarily need to see specialist, the "regular" (eyeglass shop one) and licensed/qualified optometrist can diagnose and refer to eye specialist too. But then doctors (GPs or private) are more appropriate.

    Did the doc give any diagnosis apart from bleeding in the eyes? Anyway, hope she get well soon.

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  9. OH NO! What a scary experience that must have been for you guys, especially your sister. Actually, diabetes can cause blindness in some cases. Please tell your sis to monitor what she's eating. If she eats rice, try not to eat too much rice either because rice is a form of carbs and when broken down it becomes starch and starch is a form of sugar. soooo...please tell her to be more careful of what she eats. I wish her well. =)

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  10. wow...so scary... need to control food intake already..cannot simply eat...

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  11. Oh no! that is scary...so now did your sister done with the laser or other treatment? How's her eyes now?

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  12. yes.. thanks for your concern..diabetes is something we need to be careful about.. it can affect our eyes, skin and kidney if we r not careful..
    as for my sis, she has to go for follow ups now and then to get treatment on her eyes.. real scary to have a blurry vision...

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  13. wow! yeah she should have told you about her condition :c

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  14. oh..gosh. With her kind of anxious personality, I'm sure she will be panic. Hope she's ok now. Will pray for her. She shld have gone for the checkup earlier.

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  15. OMG! Claire, is your sis alrite now? she must not be exposed to bright lights too. is she living alone? oh gosh, poor lady. pls take care of her. thank goodness u were there for her....

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  16. She is now in my mum's home... will take some time to clear the blood clot in her eyes but hope her vision will be better day by day..

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  17. send my regards to your sis.ya?

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  18. Aww... confirmed the bleeding of the eyes is caused by the diabetes? Scary. Hope her eyes get back to normal soon. Take care.

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  19. Hi there, oh my, is she getting better now? i hope she do.. Hope she gets well soon. Thank god you were there for her. Wish her a speedy recovery.. :D

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  20. she is better today but still blurry visions.. not her right normal sight yet...might take days..
    as a diabetic patient, one has to be very careful about food intake.. no sugar also cannot.. too much sugar also get into trouble.. so the best thing to prevent is to watch out what we eat..

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  21. Thanks for the concern on my daughter, Claire. We are so worried now as she is only 4 years old and she is not willing to take eyedrops. And worse, she has a bit of blood when she visited the doctor today. So worrying.

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  22. anything to do with the eye is very scary. Usually there's no pain but don't take for granted. Both my hubs and father nearly lost their sight if not for our quick action in admitting them to hospital.
    Take care and regards to your sis.

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  23. oh...so scary!!! Sight is the most important thing to us...feel really lost when we suddenly loose it!

    Your poor sis!

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