Hi all, T1 diabetic for 29 years and in the last few weeks diagnosed with proliferative retinopathy in both eyes after having a big vitreous haemorrhage in the left eye. Had first laser on Tuesday just gone with the next planned for Tuesday coming. I had another big haemorrhage in the left eye on the way to the laser on Tuesday. The surgeon said he would need to go ahead anyway as they could not really delay starting treatment. I managed to have a total freak out just before he started (unlike me - I’m normally a very calm person). The surgeon spent some time re-assuring me, he said I would not lose my vision from this disease and promised me I would be able to run again once things were stabilised (running is my big passion in life) The information leaflet they gave me said it was normal to experience floaters after the surgery. I went home and over the next couple of days the haemorrhage started to drain and my vision was clearing up again. Then on Friday I had another haemorrhage and since then keep getting lots of them. The vision in my left eye seems to be permanently filled with that black smokiness and streaks. I keep reminding myself of what the surgeon told me but I can’t help freaking out and bursting into tears. Is this normal to get more bleeds after laser, has anyone else here experienced similar? Also I’ve only been at work one day in the last three weeks. My GP signed me off until Monday just gone. I work at a computer screen and went in on Monday and really struggled using just the right eye. Also managed to get very emotional in the office. I’ve been off again since the laser on Tuesday and have made a telephone appointment with the GP tomorrow. Is it reasonable to ask if she can sign me off for the next few weeks, the surgeon thinks I need another two lasers to the left eye which will happen over the next couple of weeks and then I’m being followed up at the eye clinic the following week. I really hadn’t wanted to take too much time off work as want to keep as much sense of normality but realise I’m really struggling with both the vision and emotional side of it. Any thoughts/advice/reassurance much appreciated!