The appointment with my RP Specialist yesterday rendered an extremely positive outcome. He told me that the disease hasn’t progressed in the two years since I last saw him, which means that my vision has been stable for 7 years. I felt such relief after a week of feeling so afraid. I shed a tear and showered Dr. Sarraf with gratitude. I felt the tension drain from my body.
Dr. Saraaf also told me something I hadn’t heard before. I asked him if I was just lucky that my RP progression has been so slow and he told me I may have a milder form of the disease. He said that some forms are very aggressive and others progress very slowly. I felt lucky when he relayed this information; lucky that in the world of RP, I have been given extra time with my eyes.
Now, I will wait for what the next two years brings and hope that I continue to be lucky.