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Quick post-op check in

January 26th, 2018 at 02:17 pm

Hello! I'm doing well after my surgery, which was on Jan 16th. I didn't have time to research the procedure ("vitrectomy"), which was probably a good thing, because it looks really gross. I didn't realize that it was actual SURGERY, where I'd have to take off all my clothes, have an IV, etc. (Thought it was on the level of Lasik... silly me!) I was comfortable and didn't feel anything during the procedure, and all the staff were friendly and answered all my questions. I had to spend 5 days and nights with my face toward the ground (called Posturing). Sleeping that way was the absolute worst!!! I rented equipment to help with that. Now I can sleep on my left side, but absolutely cannot be on my back. I have a silicon oil bubble in my eye, which needs to press on the retina (which is in the back of the eye) to help hold it in position for about 3 months. It will require another surgery to remove the oil. My eye is still red, watery and dilated (helps the healing process.)

This is my third day back to work (not full days). My vision is cloudy, due to the oil bubble, so I have to get used to it. I am getting better everyday, and so thankful that this technology exists to save my sight. Smile

I'll post my results from my January Spending Diet (ha ha ha) after the month is over!

6 Responses to “Quick post-op check in”

  1. Dido Says:

    I'm glad to hear you got through the surgery okay and are getting better daily. Continue healing quickly!

  2. Wink Says:

    Glad to hear the surgery was successful and you are healing well!

  3. Carol Says:

    Wow, so glad they could help you!

  4. snafu Says:

    Successful eye surgery is such good news to celebrate!

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Oh my, sounds like quite an ordeal! Glad you are getting better, and like you, grateful that these procedures exist!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    So glad you are doing well!

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