Done With Medical Stuff

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TXKajun, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    It's been a rather trying year for the last 12 months or so. Retina reattachment, carotid artery stent, cataract surgery and final Yag laser treatment to finish up cataract stuff.

    I went to the eye doc today and he said I'm done! WooHoo! My vision in the bad eye isn't even close to what it was before all this started...still a bit of distortion, but the vision is clear. The final corrected vision is about 20:30, so I'm pretty happy, overall.

    Now if I can just get my health insurance company to pay for my breathing meds, I'll be set.

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  2. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    My father had a detached retina x 2 back in the 70s. He had a tremendous amount of distortion but was legally blind (20:400) before that happened so not too much of a loss there.

    Gotta be a relief to get that stuff out of the way though.
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  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Congratulations, nothing better than being done at the docs!
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  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

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  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Good to hear @TXKajun. Congrats and hopes that in time things improve....
  6. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Glad to hear you are done with that mess, and that it worked!
    Best of luck with the ins co...
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  7. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    Cool beans.
  8. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    I spoke a day or 3 too early. Seems I developed a dry socket at the extracted tooth plus there was a loose sliver of bone that started poking up around the gum at the extraction site. Between the two, it was major pain since last Friday afternoon.
    I was finally able to get to the dentist yesterday and he put some gel on the dry socket and removed the bone spur. He gave me a prescription for pain and I have used a few of them in the past 2 days. I have finally felt relief tonight. Hopefully this will be it.

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  9. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    What a difference a couple of days makes. My jaw has stopped hurting almost completely and the swelling has gone way down. Relief!

    Now maybe I can get on with living! :)

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