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Can You Please Spare an Extra Prayer?

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by ShipMaven, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Parrot Mom

    Parrot Mom Well-Known Member

    Everybodies experience is a bit different, but I did know that that was the easiest part.. the pain is keeping track of the drops.. You will probably after tomorrow going back to the M.D. in five days or less.. and after my laser surgery on a Thursday I was able to drive myself to my nail appointment... hey some things are more important..lol Obviously you havn't had the other eye done.. now I feel confident that you will do it like a trouper.lol Have a good night...
     
  2. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Well-Known Member

    Aha...checking for this post....XXOO take care, relax..I'll be in touch sooner than later ..off tomorrow..BIG hugs ,Joanne and Mark..
     
  3. Judi

    Judi Well-Known Member

    Sis, as I told you on the phone, though it wasn't a walk in the park, at least it wasn't horrible. Both Cis and Magee had theirs done a few years ago and their sight improved dramatically! :doubleup:

    Please check in tomorrow to let us know how things are going.

    {{{{SIS}}}} and while I'm at it {{{{{ROMEO}}}}}
     
  4. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    Mama Duck,

    My appologies for not posting earlier, but have been wurking so many shifts, I totally missed your original posting.

    Of course we are all pulling for you. Definately in our prayers. Know you'll do great and be back on the boards in just a couple days!
     
  5. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    So glad you did well today and are already noticing a difference. Hope you have an uneventful recovery. Looking forward to hearing more from you soon!
     
  6. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Thanks for checking in Mary Ann.

    Glad you have one eye done and are seeing colors better. Hope that blurriness goes away.
     
  7. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Good to hear from you and that all is well. We look forward to hearing back from you once you've recuperated. :smile:
     
  8. Tobyn

    Tobyn Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear you are okay and already notice an improvement. Now continue to heal and recouperate without further issue.
     
  9. sage

    sage Well-Known Member

    Mary Ann, I'm sorry that I am late to the board. I just saw your post today. I'm so grateful that the first surgery went well. May your next surgery go well, and I will keep you in my prayers for a full recovery and eye sight as good as new. God Bless.
     
  10. Charles

    Charles Captain Weather

    Good morning,

    What did the doc say today?

    c
     
  11. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Good to see you checking in Mary Ann and glad it went well.
     
  12. connie seabee

    connie seabee Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Mary Ann, I just discovered your post as I don't get back here very often. I'm so glad that the surgery went well and that you are seeing improvement. At least one eye is done. Prayers for a successful outcome.

    I have that to look forward too this in Aug, when medicare will kick in and cover it. I know it's not unbearable pain, as I took my friend to have her's done. I just don't like the thought of it.
     
  13. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Again, THANK YOU to all. Your prayers certainly helped.

    With the exception of a mild dull ache for an hour or so yesterday afternoon, I've had no discomfort. I'm amazed at the difference in color - my left eye has sharp definition of color whereas looking through my right eye has a yellow smog and no definition of anything.

    I returned from my post-op exam a few minutes ago. My vision in the eye operated on yesterday is 20-20 without any correction. I did tell the Doctor that the anesthetic in the eye was beginning to wear off towards the end of surgery, and he made a notation for next Tuesday.

    The eye drops regimen is no problem at all for me. I have the different drops lined up in the order I must use them, and I have pre-op and post-op instruction sheets that are very clearly written.

    I bought a new pair of sunglasses without prescription lenses and a pair of readers. Even if I must change the readers at some point, they're just fine for now.

    So...I'm all set, please God.

    I should be good to go getting back to work and driving tomorrow.

    Oh...something funny. I can tell Pucci keeps looking at my face trying to figure out what's different (no glasses)...:biggrin:
     
  14. Mgram

    Mgram Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear that all went well. Did you have the multi-focal lenses put in or just the ones that MC pays for?
     
  15. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    At first, my doctor told me about the multi-focals, but after taking measurements and talking to me, he decided against them. I have a regular IOL.

    The caveat, so I was told, with multi-focals is that many (most?) people will see auras at night, distance is not necessarily crisp (for example, when driving, street signs may not be clear), colors may be dark. These things may - or may not - make a difference. My vision has been extremely sensitive to the slightest aberration when filling prescription for eyeglasses in the past. So the multi-focals wouldn't do for me. The newest ones cost $2,000.00 per eye over and above what Medicare allows (for those on Medicare). That's also a big consideration.
     
  16. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Well-Known Member

    :thankyou:for taking the time to update post..so glad it's optimal so far..
    and the next one should be too..:smile:..

    Pucci will soon adjust to Mama without glasses!!...:)..


    off to CPR Renewal Class with an extra glad spring in my step..hugs....Joanne and Mark
     
  17. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    I'm delighted and relieved, my dear Paesana. And very grateful to all for their prayers.
     
  18. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    Is Pucci champagne with one eye and green with the other eye???? GLAD TO KNOW THINGS WENT WELL!!!! We managed to get some strings pulled and Leon will be going to the Neurologist tomorrow (Thursday) instead of in three weeks. Update to follow.
     
  19. Tobyn

    Tobyn Well-Known Member

    Okay Mama Duck . . . .Continue with the recovery and get better quick!
     
  20. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Jacquie - I'm relieved Leon goes to the Neurologist tomorrow. I pray all will be well, and anxiously await your update.

    Now, for Pucci - he's cream (OK, champagne) through my left eye, and a blur through my right eye. What I see for everything through my bad eye is a yellow smog. Another comment about my good eye - I now see things in their true size, not magnified through a prescription lens. Pucci shrank! :biggrin:
     

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