Reading and Recovering

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Good Morning! Home from the hospital and snuggled up with a lot of books!

The surgery on Monday was a Scleral Fixation of a Four-Haptic Intraocular Lens Using Gore-Tex Suture. Which basically means since the usual way wasn’t an option for me, they made tiny incisions in the white part and threaded a basket with a lens in it. Yep it is gross. It looks gross. But I now have a lens. For two years now I have not. Just procedure after procedure. All from a bad contact lens. Fresh out of the box.

Dr. Davis said I look great for 24 hours out of surgery. I’m still not over the anesthesia. That was bad. My throat is still sore from the intubation tube and I threw up for a straight 24 hours, but I think my head has cleared and now we shall go back to 4 different drops every 4 hours.

So I’m reading rather slowly. The good thing is the postman brought books!!

I’m taking this week to recover but will be checking in on you all!

xx Patricia

49 responses to “Reading and Recovering”

  1. I hope that you recover quickly. It’s amazing that a lens caused all of that.

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    1. Yes it is! They paid for all this as well.

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  2. I hope you recover quickly! 😊 and yes do all the escapism you can 😁 hopefully it helps.

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  3. Glad to hear you’re on the mend. *hugs*

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  4. Glad to hear that all went well! (((hugs)))

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    1. Thanks. It’s still pretty gross but it’s over.

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  5. Good to know the surgery was a success 😊 take your time to heal wellπŸ’ž

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  6. Oh no! That’s absolutely terrifying! Glad to hear surgery was a success and I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Thank you I am trying to follow orders!

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  7. Hey, wishing you a speedy recovery, girl !

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  8. that’s good; you are well after the surgery… hugs from me !

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  9. So you were in the hosptial too! Yours sounds so much more serious than my visit. I am sooo glad you will be able to read more easily now. Take care of yourself!

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  10. Please take care and have a speedy recovery!

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  11. Speedy recovery! It sounds like you’ve been through a lot! Just another reason for me to avoid contacts. Enjoy your down time ☺

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    1. Definitely avoid contacts. If this one doesn’t work I will just have to accept that I have one working eye!

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      1. Oh no! That’s awful! Well I’m sending you healing vibes ☺

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  12. Omg…get well soon πŸ€’πŸͺπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  13. Hoping for a speedy recovery for you!

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  14. Wishing you a speedy recovery πŸ’•

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  15. I’m so glad your surgery went well – I’ve been keeping you in my prayers!

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    1. Thank you. It’ll take about 90 days for all of the swelling to go down and be certain the lens works so I’ll hope for the best.

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  16. Sounds pretty scary – good to hear you’re taking a break from blogging etc. (Put the laptop down, Patty…)

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  17. Oh my gosh I’m so sorry. From bad contact lenses?

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  18. Poor you! Hope your recovery is quick and you feel better soon.

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    1. I keep telling myself it’s a marathon not a sprint. Today makes 2 years of this. I am just not patient.

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      1. Two years is a long time. More operations to come, I assume? xx

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      2. Nope! After this heals I can begin having the corneal transplant sutures out though!

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  19. Gosh that sounds painful, hope you’re feeling better! Lou xx

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  20. Glad the surgery went well. What an ordeal (to say the least) this has been. Rest and feel better. ❀️

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  21. Wishing you a speedy recovery AND hoping you’ll be back to your old reading speed in no time. β™₯

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  22. I wish you a speedy recovery and I’m glad you are surrounded in books. Take careful care of yourself while you heal. ❀

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  23. Awww! I’m sorry to hear, but I hope you recover quickly! πŸ’•

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  24. Hi Patricia, I’m so glad to hear the surgery went well! Take good care of yourself. I’m sending you lots of love and healing energy from L.A πŸ™‚ Thanks for your presence – you have such a great blog. I’ll check out your latest ones to see how you’re doing. Blessings, Debbie

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  25. I’m not sure what happened with your contact lens but sounds like it was pretty horrific. I’ve been wearing contacts for over 30 years so it concerned me. The older I get the more I’m wearing my glasses and finding them more comfortable.

    Nevertheless, I hope you will have a speedy recovery. 😊

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    1. I got a corneal ulcer that made me blind. Had a transplant and am still having surgeries to restore my vision. I will never wear a contact lens again. I had worn them over 30 years as well. And this was a brand new one!

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      1. 😳
        I find that my eyes are getting more and more sensitive to contacts as I’ve grown older. I think it’s partly because my eyes are so dry now, another result of aging.😀 And with presbyopia, another result of the aging process πŸ™„, when I have my contacts in I can’t see anything up close and have to always use those blasted readers!! 🀬 You can’t win. πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
        I just made an eye doctor appt. this morning. When I go I’m definitely going to focus on getting a good pair of reading glasses. I think that will work better for me. 😊
        I’m so sorry about your eye. I really am. But thank you for sharing your experience. It’s really helped me.

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  26. Wishing you well blogger friend! AOC

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  27. Perfect way to recover from any surgery! Praying for a quick recovery!

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  28. Hope you feel better and enjoy your reading time xox

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