Thursday, May 3, 2012

Surgery Update

Well I survived my eye surgery.  It was as hard as I thought it would be and it was easier than I realized as well.  Doesn't make sense I know but while the surgery itself was uneventful, I found it really weird to be awake and hearing all that they were saying.  I also kept making random comments like, "What pretty colors."  The surgeon just told me to keep watching the colors and it would all be over soon.  I think I also told her that I was hungry.  I guess they hear lots of strange things like that.  LOL!  Anyway, I can't believe I'm going to do this but here is a picture of me yesterday before I had the dressing removed.  The next picture is of me today.   Okay, normally I look A LOT better than this but hey it is what it is.  Good news is that they were hoping my pressure would drop to 17 but yesterday when I had my post-op appointment it was actually at 14!  I honestly don't recall when it was ever that low.  So I am thrilled even if I do look like someone out of a horror movie.  I just keep telling myself this too shall pass.  So hopefully I will lose no more vision than I already have.  I'm going to try to stitch a little later.  That may have to wait but I'm going to give it a shot.  So happy dance with me for my great news.

11 comments:

Jeanne said...

Sending you good wishes for a speedy recovery and better sight going forward! I am always in fear of something happening to my eyes. I would be lost without being able to stitch.

Happy belated anniversary also...ours in April 27th and we just celebrated #21.

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Good to hear that your surgery was a success! I hope that the rest of your recovery is quick and pain-free!
Cathy

Kathy A. said...

Glad to hear your surgery went well Bette. Hopefully things will improve for you now.

Shebafudge said...

Fantastic news, so glad everything went well for you!

Karen said...

wishing you a speedy and uneventful recovery!

Karen said...

wishing you a speedy and uneventful recovery!

Sharon said...

Bette, so glad to hear your surgery went well. Can you tell what kind you had. My eye pressure is elevated and for now I am being seen every 6 months. No drops or anything as of yet.

Bette said...

Sharon, I had what is called a canaloplasty. It's not the easier laxer surgery that takes 15 minutes and you leave and everything is normal. And it 's not the most serious surgery that carries a lifelong series of infection. It's a mid-level microsurgery. Definitely not fun but not as bad as it could have been. I may or may not have to resume with the drops. I'll know more tomorrow when I see the surgeon again. Good luck with yours. But don't go to far before you need treatment. I thought my original doctor knew what she was doing when she kept switching the drops I was using. Turns out if I had gone to the surgeon 1 year ago, I could have had the laser surgery and not lost so much vision.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Glad you are doing better. Hope you continue to heal well.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oh Bette you don't look like the same lady I met just over a year ago... but I know its all temporary we all look like crap after surgery!

I do hope this surgery was successful and that you won't loose anymore of your vision, that you can stitch for many, many, many more years to come!

Big hugs from up North!

Meari said...

Glad surgery went well!