Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kind of scary experience...last night as I was working on a painting, the sight in my left eye gradually became almost non-existent...put my hand up to my eye, and it came away covered in blood. Hm..."self," says I, "do not panic. Panic will not help." Off I went to the E.R. where the doc informed me that I had a cut cornea. Now I have had a couple of those in my time, and I knew this was not the case, since I had not experienced any injury, and had not even the slightest degree of pain. So, cold compresses, antibiotic drops, and a night of mopping up thimbles full of blood every hour or so, and I saw my retina specialist this a.m. Sub-dural hemorhage and possible scleral rupture is the tentative diagnosis. He said that in 40 years of practicing medicine, he had never seen this before. That is not reassuring somehow. The bleeding is down to an ooze by this time (about 5:00p.m.CST). Barring no further awefulness, I'm to see him again Monday a.m. and he says "possible scleral patch." I have already had a detached retina and cataract surgery in both eyes...I'm not excited about this.
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    OMG how scary was that!!!! I am glad to read in the last blog that things have progressed. Yeah.
    3923 days ago
    emoticon I posted to the team thread, but there's nothing wrong with another hug since I'm thinking of you. Keep in touch.
    3926 days ago
    Agreed scary. Keep us up to date and try to take the first chance to have surgery or whatever else they are advising for correction (second opinions are good too).

    Call you neighbors, friends and relatives...this is a great time to ask for support.
    3928 days ago
    Oh, best beloved- I hold you in the softest of healing lights, and just want to pour love your way. Scary.
    3928 days ago
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