What The Doctor Said!
I don't know what happened to my scheduled post for today so I have deleted it and am starting again.
Today's news is all about my hospital appointment ... some good, some worrying, but overall a better result than I was expecting. I was convinced I would hear that I had cancer in my left eye but that's not the case ... breathes huge sigh of relief. However, something isn't right as the freckle/mole on the back of my eyeball has grown, which is a bad sign. The doctor has referred me to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London as this is one of the four hospitals in the UK that specialises in moles in eyeballs. He stressed that the referral is not because he thinks it may be cancer but because it is quite a rare condition so it is better that the specialists deal with it, but that it may be they decide they don't need to see me once they have reviewed all the photos, scans, and ultrasounds that were taken today. I was seen today as an outpatient but he has transferred me to the something something Eye Clinic for two monthly check-ups from now on ... that's at Bath.
So it hasn't completely set my mind at rest but there's no immediate concern. The biggest worry is that it is now definitely classed as a mole and it has grown, almost doubling in size in two years, which wasn't expected to happen but I don't have any other symptoms so I am planning to stay positive. I'm now back in the system so I have the reassurance of knowing that my eye health is going to be monitored carefully.