I'm ready to do whatever it takes to get my sight back to normal, so I agreed to endothelial transplants. They will be done one at a time, as opposed to both eyes at once. The normal recuperation rate is approximately 2 weeks, although I will no doubt be somewhat restricted for a while after that. I will be having a surgical eye specialist do the transplants, as my surgeon says it is a relatively new and innovative procedure and this doctor is one of very few in the country with experience. That's fine with me.
My hope is that I can be able to travel by the beginning or middle of April, if possible. My doctor understands how important it is to me to be able to travel, and his prognosis is very positive. I have always said that no matter how down I am feeling when I walk into their clinic, my heart is singing by the time I leave. Both Dr. Joe and Dr. Jim have that effect on me, and right now I'm in the most hopeful of moods.
Now if the visit to the family physician goes as well when I see her on Wednesday . . . I've been studying my maps this morning and the possible routes depending on the weather, month, etc.
Now if I just hadn't become a little nervous about the truck camper. I will be in a panic every time I have to get propane, and I certainly wouldn't even think of trying to do it myself. It's enough to make me wish I'd kept my fifth wheel.
Sipriano / Little bird / Rain
15 hours ago
Well, here's hoping that endothelial procedure will get you up & running. Must be kinda complicated because even the word is hard to pronounce. Maybe once your vision clears up you will be able to clearly see a better way of handling that propane problem:))ReplyDelete
I sure hope this procedure works for you. Not sure I fully understand it, but if it will get you your sight back, I say go for it. Hope the other Doctor has some good news for you too.ReplyDelete
I hope that your vision problems will be a thing of the past. Give me a call if you want to get together.ReplyDelete
I hope you can solve the vision problems and soon start your travels again. I have enjoyed reading your posts since you first bought your 5th wheel. Keep up the good work.ReplyDelete
Our prayers are with you, Gypsy. May the Great Surgeon guide your eye surgeon's hands and tools to your better vision.ReplyDelete
So soon you'll be singing "I can see clearly now, the rain is gone...: :)ReplyDelete
Best wishes on a successful procedure and good vision~!ReplyDelete
What did I miss about the propane filling?
I do hope the endothelial cell grafts do the trick for your vision. I know it means another month or six weeks of recuperation, but that may just be what it takes to get the vision right. I suspect that a return of clear sight would vastly improve your level of confidence, too. You are in our thoughts.ReplyDelete
I sure hope it works Gypsy and I'll be saying a special prayer just for you.ReplyDelete
Steve and I are here to help during your recovery. We have a full sized bed in Liam's room now, so just let us know.ReplyDelete