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by toogie ( edited 23 Oct 2020 ) 23 Oct 2020

Hi Cuties, I am so.... ugh! I am having eye trouble and called the optometrist/optomologist office yesterday. My regular dr was off and I couldn't get a refill, so I had to see another doctor. They have about 10 in the clinic. This dr didn't give me the med my doctor gives for Ocular rosacea. Instead she thinks it's allergy related. I don't know what I'm suppose to be allergic to (?) so she gave me drops for in the eye with a steroid and also an ointment, for the rash around the eye.

I had taken a picture of me while waiting in the room, but didn't get a chance to look at it, until I got home. When I zoomed in on my eye, there are 2 bumps on the white part that she said nothing about!
I complained to the tech when she took me to the back about the wait, smothering in mask because others too were complaining lobby was hot. I asked her not to forget I was back there, because I had already waited an hour in the lobby. She said hopefully I would be seen within the hour, while waiting in room! Well, she must have told the dr because I was seen in less than 5 minutes.
I haven't been out in public and when I called the office here is the gist of what it said: Temperature check when entering, no one but patient allowed inside, mask required (people had them on, but not all had them on both nose & mouth)-appropriate spacing of seats for distancing.
Because of the long wait the room got more and more crowed so the seats that were supposed to be empty to space people, were filling up. I was and am aggravated to say the least.
Just had to vent. I could have waited and seen my dr this morning, but I was so miserable, I didn't want to wait. I guess I learned my lesson.....
Do you see the bumps when you zoom? (wait a minute I will have to load from my phone and edit. I am on my pc.)
I think I am a patience woman. The tech asked me if I usually have a problem waiting. (?) I told her not usually, but we are required to and I want to, wear mask. I think keeping them on this long and in a warm climate makes it hard to breath. (maybe also because people like me with lung problems/scaring) Told her the waiting room/lobby was also too warm, especially with the mask.
I shouldn't complain but I am feeling...ugh...


by hightechgrammy 28d ago

Your eyes look really irritated to me - but still really pretty!

by lbrow 25 Oct 2020

Hoping it gets better soon toogie. Praying for yo

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toogie by toogie 25 Oct 2020

It’s better than Thursday,thank you . 💗

by sebsews 24 Oct 2020

Sorry you had to go through this. I hope you get relief and will see your preferred doctor.

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toogie by toogie 25 Oct 2020


by shirley124 23 Oct 2020

Hope you get to see your proper doctor soon and have those lumps checked out. That was such a long wait. We are lucky here our doctors are pretty much on time. We both had to go last week. Lucky these days to get a face appointment. I do not like the phone ones. I ordered prescriptions over 2 week ago on a phone consultation and they had not been sent to the pharmacy. The receptionist said they may be in the mail. I said I had checked at the chemist before going to doctors. She went over and sorted through what looked like mail ready to post and found them. Goodness knows how long they had been waiting in the pile. I will not order any prescriptions on a phone consultation anymore. Sorry vent over LOL. Hope your eye improves over the weekend. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 25 Oct 2020

It is slowly getting better thank you. I can believe the story about your prescription and that is frustrating, to say the least.

by pennifold 23 Oct 2020

My heart goes out to you Toogie. At my local doctor's surgery just down the road (about 300 metres) I wait outside, as I don't like sitting in Doctor's waiting rooms. Fortunately in my Opthalmologist's room about a 12 minute drive away you are only allowed to be there on your own (due to Covid) and your driver, who usually accompanies you has to stay outside waiting in the car.
Of course a long wait is not ideal, but these days there always seems to be long waits. I don't mind waiting too much as I would like to think that the Doctor is doing his best with the previous patient. I agree with you about the mask wearing, I can't breathe properly and want to constantly yawn, as I feel like I'm not getting enough oxygen coming in. You guys are in Summer and of course we will be going into ours in December, so I'm not looking forward to wearing it in Church. I do hope you can get in to see your regular Doctor, especially as those lumps are annoying you. Love the colour of your eyes you cutie! Love Chris

asterixsew by asterixsew 23 Oct 2020

At our Drs we have to phone for an appointment, you are then phoned back sometimes a few days later first from a triage nurse and then if needed a Dr so this can take a week plus. We then phone the surgery as we arrive and your not to get out of the car until someone collects you and on entering the building temps are taken and as everywhere a general dousing in anti bac stuff. Then you get to see the person you have come to see... takes forever. And you have to wear your face mask at all times.

pennifold by pennifold 24 Oct 2020

Oh! Toogie, we aren't anywhere near that stage at our surgery. We are very fortunate up here in Newcastle, no Covid. Love Chris

toogie by toogie 25 Oct 2020

Chris our son hasn’t came in nearly 2 weeks because he said a guy came to his house the other day. Guy said he had been exposed to someone with Covid but they weren’t very sick. My son was aggravated and us too because the guy shouldn’t be out and about after being exposed. He could be a carrier and never develop symptoms. I don’t understand why some people never develop symptoms, some hardly sick and others the extreme, like my sis 2 months in hospital.

by crafter2243 Moderator 23 Oct 2020

I would have felt UGH as well. Too bad that this office was not organized well enough. One hour wait is a ridiculous long time. Hope you get to see your regular doctor soon.

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toogie by toogie 25 Oct 2020

My husband says people should be able to deduct from their fee for having to wait. He said they wouldn’t overbook and keep people waiting as much.

by babash 23 Oct 2020

Looks like it could be a blocked tear duct. Hopefully it is just an allergy and the meds will clear it up.
I would give it a week at most and if no better go back and see your own doctor.
I know what you mean about the masks being hard to breathe in. I had to take husband to a hospital appointment last week and waited 1 1/2 hours with masks on and he struggled to breathe after a while ( couldn't get enough air) and the waiting room was very very cold.

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toogie by toogie 25 Oct 2020

That’s how I was feeling like I couldn’t get enough air.

by sewtired 23 Oct 2020

That's very scary. It's absurd that a doctor's office would allow such conditions in the waiting room at this time. And I agree with pennyhal2. You need to find out ASAP what is up with your eyes and those bumps too. Vision is not something to trifle with. Prayers for you.

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toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2020

I take vision very seriously having 2 blind family members.

by pennyhal2 23 Oct 2020

Oh my! What an awful experience! I'm so sorry that the office was so poorly organized, especially with people not wearing masks correctly. I hope they fix that problem.

I hope you check in with your regular doctor right away when he gets back. Maybe make an appointment now so that you can see him as soon as possible. What concerns me is that you now have two diagnoses and two different meds. So, you need to know if both conditions can occur at the same time.

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toogie by toogie edited 23 Oct 2020

You can have problems with your eyes from rosacea-
Which I have had in the past

You can have eye irritation due to allergies.
That’s what this doctor thinks this time.

It’s not that I had two diagnoses yesterday. I just am not sure if she’s right THIS time.

In fairness to dr, maybe she thought I already knew about those bumps since she is not my regular eye dr. I didn’t and it has been a year since my last visit.

You are right about the waiting room though. The girl at the door checking temps should have stopped anymore from coming in

by 02kar Moderator 23 Oct 2020

My heart goes out to you, along with lots of cyber hugs. You do look so miserable and waiting while wearing a mask only makes it harder. I can't blame you for becoming impatient. That was a crazy long wait. I hope that you see and feel improvement and soon after all of this.

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toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2020

Me too Karen. I will wait until Monday since the weekend is here. Hoping it will be better by then.

by stork 23 Oct 2020

I know my eyes always burn and bother me during this wonderful allery season. Take care and hope you are better soon!

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toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2020

The doctor could be right and meds are just not working very fast. It hasn’t been 24 hours yet

by airyfairy 23 Oct 2020

That eye looks so sore and I can certainly see the 2 bumps side by side. Hope you get better soon.

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toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2020

Me too Sarah, thanks

by asterixsew Moderator 23 Oct 2020

Sounds awful so have a cyber hug

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toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2020

Got it! Thanks