Hello dear friends!
So many of you have offered well-wishes for my eye surgery and expressed caring and concern, and I wanted to give you a brief update.
The surgery was yesterday morning. I was a bit put off when, as a part of the 2,000 question pre-surgery routine, I was asked if I have a ‘living will’. I promptly said that was a strange question, then asked how many patients they have lost. There things are good to know, right? She claimed they had not lost a single patient, though I’m still puzzled by that question.
The surgery, I was told, went well, but I couldn’t know any results, since they placed a heavy patch on my eye with instructions to leave it in place ‘til morning. Now, those of you who have known me for a while know that I am a stubborn wench and do not take kindly to being told to do something, even if it is something I would have likely done anyway! I discovered that I couldn’t wear my glasses over the patch, which meant that I couldn’t see out of the other eye, either. I tried everything, but finally in frustration and after driving the girls crazy with my cursing, throwing things and threatening to jump in front of a moving train, the patch came off.
To make a long story short, the patch went back on until this morning, but when I removed it I was not able to see at all out of that eye. A follow-up appointment this morning indicates that everything seems to be okay, but that it will take time for the eye to heal. The vision still won’t likely be great, but hopefully better than it is currently, for I cannot see literally anything except vague shapes and far too much bright blue light in that eye.
As a result, I will likely be doing fewer and shorter posts for the next few days, for it takes me much longer to read or write. Please bear with me … hopefully things will stabilize soon, or at least in time for the next surgery, scheduled for March 5th.
Many thanks to all of you for the caring emails and comments, and for your continuing patience with my slowness, not to mention all the typos!!! Your caring means more to me than I can express … you have brought smiles and helped keep me sane … well, relatively sane.
Much love and many hugs!