She began by telling me about her day of examining crying children all day and was glad to finally have a quiet, peaceful time with me. After the exam and dialating my eyes, I went out to look at frames while waiting on the rest of the testing. That in itself was not an easy task. There are only about a zillion styles & colors to choose from, but with the help of one of the staff, I chose a pair. Then after getting measured and paperwork involved, I was taken back to finish the exam and the dr. noticed something that she needed further pictures of, so we go in another room to have that done. When she looked at the results she said "just what I thought" and my heart immediately started with the palpatations and I could feel the blood pressure raising again. She showed me the pictures of the eyes and where some blood vessels are abnormal from having high blood pressure and the part that was scary was that I developed a Hematoma, which is a hemorrage in the back of my right eye. I also am developing cataracts. She said if it went untreated it could cause blindness or stroke. She said I need to see my general doctor asap to have the blood pressure checked and get on meds to control it. She also wants to see me back in 6 weeks, when at that time might want to send me to a specialist. Well, I was so emotional, so what do I do? I broke down in tears and she looked at me and said it's going to be ok. She gave me tissues and was so caring. I told her that I have been taking care of everyone else but neglecting my own health. She said, well now it's time to start taking care of you. After my good cry, I looked at her and said, I bet you didn't think your day would end with a grown person crying....we had a big laugh out of it. She said it's better to let out your emotions. God knew exactly what I needed and it happened to be my new eye doctor, who I want to send flowers to today. She was not only my dr., but a comforter and I really needed that! Thanks Dr. Moses!
p.s. I did take her over flowers on my lunch hour and she called to thank me after coming in and seeing them. She was so surprised!