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Six Week Eye Doctor Visit

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TXKajun, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    This past Tuesday, Sweetie and I made the 3 hour trip to see my retina doc. He examined me and said things are coming along just fine. I still have a small bubble in my left eye that he says should be gone in 2-3 weeks. Hooray! He also said I'd have distorted vision in the left eye and the eye wouldn't stabilize for 8-12 months! Boo! Also, he said yes, I have a cataract forming, which he warned me about before the surgery (but is easily fixed when eye is ready) and I'm down to 1 eye drop med 2X/day for the next 2 weeks, then 1X/day for next week and that will be it. Yaaay!

    It feels like it's been forever recuperating from this thing. I have been doing a pretty good job of staying positive....only a couple of crabby days.. but I sure am ready for it to be over. The doc says when the bubble is gone, I can go over the mountain pass to a nearby city. That feels like it'll mean freedom! :) I'm still sleeping on my side and stomach. Anywho, things are progressing in a forward manner.

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  2. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    gratz! I 'm glad to hear you been healing. Miss those peppery posts [grouphug]
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  3. GOG

    GOG Monkey++

    Good news, you're on the downhill side now.
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  4. techsar

    techsar Monkey++

    Glad to hear you are recuperating well. Keep up the good work!
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  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Great news!! Keep up the good work! BTW, I'm crabby most of the week except for a day or two. You're doing well!
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  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Quite the healing time (8-12 months??) but I am glad to hear that things are going smoothly, no issues and such. Thank you for letting us know.
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  7. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    Cataract surgery is a 1 hour operation you need to go in the next day to get it checked
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  8. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    azrancher, my older brother has had both eyes done. He said it was really quick and easy. His only complaint was that the docs wouldn't let him get it done sooner! He how has 20/20 distance vision and uses over the counter glasses sometimes for fine print.
  9. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    The operation itself is about 5 minutes, but about 45 minutes prep, and they ask you about 20 times... which eye.

    No pain, going to get the other eye done this year
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