Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Medical Choices

We take my mother to the anti-veg clinic every two months. They give her an eye test and a scan and then the doctor reviews the case. The first two or three times they gave her injections to stop a bleed in the left eye- but that's a long time ago now.

Yesterday the doctor- an Eastern European whose abruptness was probably just an Eastern European thing and not intentional rudeness- offered surgery for one eye and laser treatment in the other. My mother hasn't a clue so the response was mine to make.

Personally I think a 94 year old should be kept away from the knife, but that's just my opinion. It would be nice if my mother had opinions of her own but she doesn't any more. What would she choose for herself if she still could choose? I've no idea. She's had laser treatment in the past but then was in her late seventies or early eighties- and still leading an active life.

It's not as if her eyesight were her chief problem. Her chief problem is understanding what she sees.
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