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I went back to the Heart Doctor yesterday and found out what is wrong with me. I have a leak in my Mitral valve and I also have Atrial-Fib. He immediately put me on Coumadin. So, this blood thinner requires that for the first few weeks you have blood tests ever so often. I think he said at least once a week. After a while they will get me regulated on this med., but I will still have to have a blood test once a month. We could do this on the road, but if something would be wrong, I would have to hurry and get back to my Doctor, so, this is our dilemma. He has also put me on Sotalol, 80mg twice a day to help regulate my mitral valve and my a-fib. We are hoping this will do the trick, but are not sure yet.
Another problem with my health has cropped up also. I don’t know if I have mentioned it before, but I have Glaucoma. I went to see the Optometrist, at my daughter’s urging. I had developed a really bad floater in my right eye, and it basically left me blind in one eye. The Doctor did several tests, and discovered that my pressure was way over the top. So, I have lost part of the sight in my right eye. A tear in my retina was also mentioned. Also my cataracts on both eyes have gotten much worse. I have to go back next Tuesday for another check up. He put me on stronger drops and wants to see if it is working and he is also going to do a scan of my optic nerve the same day. I also had to get new glasses, and the Doctor hinted that he wouldn’t be pulling a 38’ 5th wheel with my eye sight.
This is where we are today. Trying to decide if we give up living full time, and get a house or someplace to live, or do we ride out the storm here at my daughter’s house and decide later. My nerves are screaming out, “make up your mind”, but my heart is saying, “ I don’t want to quit”. I must confess, I would be under a lot less stress if I were here with my own Doctors’, and family. We did a lot of traveling before without the RV. We could still go places and do things, but just not in the RV.
There is one more very large problem I have. The eye Doctor wants me to limit my time on the computer to just a couple hours a day. Preferably an hour in the morning and one later in the day. This is a real bummer… I love computer games.
I know that everyone out there has an opinion, and I would love it if I could hear them all. Help me decide what I need to do. Please… :(