It too 4 years of my complaining and whinging about my 'bad' eye before someone finally saw a substantial 'bleed' in my retina and I was referred to the eye clinic. Then the consultant at the clinic had the brass neck to scold me for 'not reporting it earlier' when there would have been the possibility of at least a partial cure!
I really must develop a more positive attitude!
Sue's question about coeliacs absorbing the vitamins is an interesting one. I would imagine (without any firm basis for this) that as long as the CD is under control our guts should be doing their job and absorbing all the nutrients we swallow. I know mine absorbs calories or I wouldn't be for even struggling with weight issues! I had heard of lutein - I think it may be the substance they use in the injections.
Hey Sue, - I'd sooner have an injection than another endoscopy!