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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Some good news and some less than good

I just returned from the doctor's office. He told me that the surgery looks good and is healing well. The less than good news is that the pressure in my left eye is still high due to swelling in the center of the cornea, which is why my vision is blurred in that eye, and is pulling the other eye out of focus.

More good news is that it will improve, and I came away with three more medications to continue using, one to reduce swelling. This condition is not uncommon with surgery such as I had.

More less than good news is that I am not going anywhere soon, say in the next couple of months. I still hope to be able to drive to NY in mid-September, but I'll just see how things go. I won't be buying any kind of camper in the immediate future - there is no sense getting anything until I can determine if and how well I can handle it. So any camping I do this summer will be in a tent which isn't so bad, at least to me. At present I don't want to go anywhere because of the aggravation with my eyes constantly going in and out of focus.

I go back to the surgeon in July. It's amazing how much confidence that man inspires, and I'm happy and feel things will eventually improve. What more can I ask? There are many people with much worse problems than I have, and I'm learning patience.

I know several readers are facing cataract surgery, and I'd like to say by all means go for it! In most cases your recovery will be quick and easy. I would do it all over again, even knowing what I would experience with the second eye, because I know it will at least get better. A cataract not operated on is NOT going to get any better!


  1. The good thing is that your surgeon says it WILL get better. In the meantime you just have to take it cool. Good thing you like camping with a tent. I hope you will have a good summer for it. Looks like it is raining all along the coast. Better days have to be coming soon.

  2. You're absolutely right! Just sitting here with my blurry eyes is an aggravation!

    Thank goodness yours will improve. It's good to have a doctor so upbeat!

  3. Blurred vision is so very annoying. At least the surgeon is giving you a good prognosis.

    As an aside .... Have you ever prayed/wished for more patience?

    Patience comes through long-suffering. It's a great pain. *warm friendly smile*

  4. Isn't it strange that no matter how "old" we get there are still lessons to be learned. I keep thinking I have the patience thing down and then something happens to show me that I'm still learning.

    Four months in a wheel chair really helped my learning curve. So hang in there. It will be better.

  5. Great news to hear that your eye is going to get better even though it may take more time than you liked.

  6. Glad to hear that your vision will improve! Hard to wait, but be patience. Guess this means your Lassen gig is out.

  7. It seems like you have a good surgeon and that he is telling you the truth. The waiting is the hard part, but it really seems like you have a good attitude about it. That is very helpful to you with your continued healing. Attitude is everything!

  8. Roadrunner asked what I was going to ask, does that mean Lassen is out of the question? I'm so glad you're eye is still healing and you'll see again. That's great news!

  9. Good to hear that your eye will be getting better and better. It's hard to be patient when you want to go go goooooo

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  10. I guess slow and steady wins the race. At least you're not having to deal with the fiver through this. :)

  11. So glad your eye is improving. Maybe not the exact news you wanted, but at least you know you are getting better.

    I know a lot of people like to pitch a tent, but that is not for me. I like my creature compforts. I guess that is my age.