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My Friend Jean Needs Prayers, Please

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by ShipMaven, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

    The friend who helped me after my various surgeries was diagnosed today with a hole in her retina, which will require surgery.

    She's quite apprehensive, which is understandible. Your prayers will be very much appreciated.

    Mary Ann
     
  2. popcorn

    popcorn Guest

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    I wish your friend good luck. It is amazing what they can do to repair it.

    Liz
     
  3. Missou

    Missou Guest

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  4. seamom

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    My husband Bob had tears in his retina...wonder what type of surgery she'll have? He had a gas bubble put in and laid face down for two weeks so the bubble would put pressure on the spot to heal it. Also had laser surgery to bond some of the retina to prevent more ...that part was a breeze. Crossing our fingers all is okay now. His eyesight is okay to drive but still a little fuzzy in spots. Hope they caught hers in time and all will be fixed soon.
     
  5. JacquieP

    JacquieP Guest

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    Prayers are on the way. Leon has had the surgery twice with excellent results, so I hope your friend will be just as lucky.
     
  6. Beryl

    Beryl Guest

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    Sending my prayers for Jean too! I can certainly understand her being apprehensive...but it is wonderful what they can do these days. Wishing her a very successful surgery!
     
  7. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

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    Thank you for your prayers and concern. Jean has a lot of questions that need to be answered.

    Susan - you might find this website helpful (yes, Jean will need to be face-down for a period of time). I pray that your DH will have an uneventful and complete recovery.

    http://www.nei.nih.gov/Health/macularhole/index.asp

    The info states that a person cannot fly for several months post-op, so she doesn't want it scheduled prior to a cruise on which she's booked in early May.

    Mary Ann
     
  8. The Cruiser

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    Prayers are on the way.
     
  9. Re: My Friend Jean Needs Prayers, Please

    Certainly Mary Ann prayers on the way,my sister and her son have had several eye surgeries,it is amazing what they can do,best wishes and hugs to your friend.
     
  10. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

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    Thank you, TC and Korina.
     
  11. TexasSue

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    Many prayers from here. Has she talked to her doctor regarding waiting and flying - I assume there's no danger in waiting - that would be my concern as I sure wouldn't want to be somewhere else and have a problem. Better to forgo cruise and flying if need to save an eye. Again many prayers that all goes well.
     
  12. ShipMaven

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    Sue - I agree with you completely. Although she knew there was a problem - she had a previous appointment with the Retinologist several months ago - this news hit her like a bolt out of the blue. Unfortunately, I can only suggest - I can't make her do anything. But I keep telling her to follow the doctor's advice. Right now, she's in the "burying her head in the sand" stage. :(
     
  13. TexasSue

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    MaryAnn all you can do is be there for her and hopefully she'll come to realize and follow the Doctors orders. Prayers still coming that way.
     
  14. GloBug

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    Prayers for your friend. I don't blame her for being a bit scared and nervous, and wanting that cruise before she's immobile for a few weeks. If the doctors say that she can wait, then I would. If they think this should be done now.. well.. hopefully she'll see it their way.
     
  15. Karry

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    Prayers for Jean, Mary Ann. I have had 2 surgeries on my cornea and have to schedule it another one very soon. It really is amazing what doctors can do today. I echo everyone's hopes that she will follow her doctor's orders. Please keep us updated.
     
  16. ShipMaven

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    Again my sincere thanks for your comments and your prayers.

    Jean said her doctor does a somewhat different procedure from what is described on the 'net. If she has surgery in mid-April, she WILL be able to fly for her long-awaited cruise in May.

    Karry - I pray for a successful procedure on your eye.
     
  17. Karry

    Karry Guest

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    So glad it all came together for your friend. Wish her a successful procedure and a wonderful cruise! Mary Ann, thank you for your wishes. I am sending you a PM.
     
  18. NiteStar

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    Prayers are on the way!
     
  19. ShipMaven

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    Jacquie and Beryl - my apologies for missing your notes above. Yesterday was like a whirlwind here. I sincerely appreciate your comments and prayers.

    Again, sincere thanks for the rest of the notes. Jean had scheduled her procedure, unwittingly, for a day before I return from a quick trip in April, but she's changing the date. She IS listening to her doctor not to wait too long.

    Mary Ann
     
  20. TexasSue

    TexasSue Guest

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    MaryAnn I'm so glad she's listening and going forward and getting it taken care of. Our eyes are so important and great that she can still fly and go on her cruise. Prayers that all goes well for her. Let us know after the surgery.
     

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