Monday, June 23, 2008

Saw my eye doc this a.m. The good news is that the sclera is intact. The scleral band (buckle) that he had put in place 4 years ago to reattach the retina had "eroded" through the conjunctival wall, snapping some small blood vessels along the way. There are a couple of options. One is to go in and surgically remove the band entirely through a process called "scraping" the retina. My sister had to have this done a little over a year ago. One of the dangers here is redetachment of the retina, among other things, but then I live with that danger already under the present circumstances without surgery! The other option, which I am choosing, is to wait, watch how the eye does, and see what happens over the next 4 months or so. I have some blurring of vision over and above what I already had which is likely due to the post traumatic inflammation following the incident last week. I already know that I have to have surgeries (probably sometime next year) to "uncloud" the intraocular lens implants I received following cataract surgery in each eye 6 years ago, so one less surgical invasion of my eyes won't hurt my feelings one little bit! Besides...I am without pain in this eye for the first time in 4 years, now that the pressure of the band has been relieved. I'll take that and be grateful!
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    Sorry to hear about your eye problems, with talent like yours, it would be a great tragedy to lose your sight. Have you tried any alternative healing techniques ? Prayer, Reiki, etc ? I am thinking Reiki myself. There's a couple of places you can get free long distance Reiki...one of those would be the group Alternative and Spiritual Healing, right here on Sparks..you can find them through my page. Hopefully things will improve and all the prayers going up for you will cure the problem outright.

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    3922 days ago
    I'm so sorry you are going through this, it must be very scary for you! Please know that you are in our prayers.
    3923 days ago
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    Thanks for visiting my blog. That was beautiful PENSACOLA BEACH, where my son was riding his new motorcycle.
    I'm sure sorry you are having eye problems. I had "cross-eyes" as a child and my left eye has 20/200 vision, so I'm ALWAYS worried about something happening to my "good eye." So, I have an extra bit of empathy for you having to deal with such problems. Do some YOGA relaxation exercises to help with your healing. emoticon
    3924 days ago
    I am so sorry about the problems you are experiencing with your eye. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you a very speedy recovery.
    3924 days ago
    that must have been an incredible scare. being pain-free is certainly a relief after 4 years which makes me think you made a good decision.
    i hope all goes well with your eye over the next couple of months. i am keeping you in my thoughts too!
    3924 days ago
    Best of luck with your sight and keeping it! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers! emoticon
    3924 days ago
    I wish you the best!
    3924 days ago
    God Has Blessed you with amazing talent .He is with you Through it all. just Believe ,And have faith .Things will Happen like they are supposed to .Smile and Be positive in every way (even though it may be hard) . You are in my prayers .
    3924 days ago
    You certainly are a talented and artistic woman. It has to be scary to wonder if your eyesight will get worse. You are in my thoughts. Going through you photos, it is amazing how your son looks so much like your father. Keep up all that beautiful artwork. Hang in there and we are all here for your support.
    3924 days ago
    Now that I have found you I consider it good fortune for all that your eyesight is being saved. YOUR ARTWORK is fabulous. I am going to subscribe to your blog so I can learn more about you. I added you as a friend. Not only can we lose weight here but meet such diverse and interesting people!
    3924 days ago
    Wow, what a relief! I am so happy to hear that there is no new damage or more scary info. I like the sound of no pain, too.
    Thank you so much for sharing on this one.

    3924 days ago
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