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Barbara K.



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PostPosted: March 4, 2010 5:44 PM    Post subject: Went to retna specialist today Reply with quote

I have a macular hole in my left eye. It is something that just happens. It is like a tear in the retna. While the recovery is not so pleasant the surgery it's self shouldn't be that bad in my case because it is a small hole. If I understand it the doctor puts gas in to fill the hole which is why for 2 weeks afterwards I'll need to keep my head bent downward at all times. I will also have to sleep on my stomach which is very hard for me to do. I am going to have to pay someone to take me in for 2 weeks as I am not be left alone. There are risks even in surgery resulting in more surgery. Recovery of good vision is about 70 or 80 percent I think. I have papers to explain it more fully before I decide but I've pretty much decided to have the surgery. the doctor said if I have the surgery that I should have it in the next 2 or 3 weeks. I am so happy that there is something that can be done that worry about the not so pleasant recovery is not so worrisom.
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PostPosted: March 5, 2010 10:46 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's always better to know what you're dealing with; glad to hear it wasn't something more serious (even though any time you're talking about an operation, it's serious, but i think you know what i mean). let us know how you're doing. Smile
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PostPosted: March 6, 2010 5:49 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Barbara, I am new to this site but wow it must be rough what you are going through right now, hang in there and keep your chin up. Your in my prayers.
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Barbara K.



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PostPosted: March 6, 2010 10:25 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Kevin and Surfer.
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PostPosted: March 7, 2010 8:05 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barbara, all the best to you. You have a great attitude! They can do miracles these days with health care and it sounds like all will be well.

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PostPosted: March 8, 2010 8:21 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad to hear something can be done. I know you will take good care of yourself. Keep us updated, I'll be thinking of you!
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Barbara K.



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PostPosted: March 9, 2010 6:32 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Surfer, Rusty, and Essie. I've got the surgery scheduled for the 23rd of this month.
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PostPosted: March 10, 2010 12:22 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow...I can't imagine - but I know you'll do well with the surgery and recovery - keep a positive attitude - it will get you through this challenge!
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Barbara K.



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PostPosted: March 10, 2010 8:00 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Mary.
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