Friday, July 27, 2007

My Long Absence explained

Well, it has been a few months since I made an entry into this web magazine. My delay actually started in March this year and ever since I have been occupied with a number of things. One morning in late March I was about to drive off to work when I looked up and realised that I could not see. Yes my eyes were filling up with blood... you can imagine the scare I got.
Diabetic Retinopathy is what it is called. This is supposed to be the leading cause of blindness in adults.

Well, since then I have had laser surgery in both eyes to stop the bleeding. But all this time I have had to continue working. Unfortunately , diabetic retinopathy is a progressive condition and I have to deal with the prospect of blindness. This is not an easy task when you have a young family and still a lot of things to do for them. Ever since I was diagnosed as diabetic since the age of 18, I always knew that I will be facing diabetic complications.

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing my experiences relating to this condition. Interestingly it took me three days to see an an eye specialist to help me because my regular eye specialist was away on a conference. Thankfully the support of my wife and family have helped to keep me sane.