Friday Follow Up…A Lot of Swelling Still

May 30, 2008 at 3:02 pm 5 comments

Well, Sweet Grand-dad dropped my kids off at moms and took me to my eye apmt.  I wasn’t there too long…30 minutes or so.  He initially told me I had to keep taking the anti-inflammatory drops for a LONG time, and I’d realized just before that they were the ones burning.  He said they usually were said to sting. 

I said, “Are you SURE?  The Hub said he thought I heard it was one of the others I had to take for months, the steriod, I think.” 

He read the sheet again and said, “Well, yes, actually, they’ve changed their protocol…you don’t have to keep taking those after I clear you next week.” 

“Well, praise you Lord Jesus!!!” I declared.  😀  Those keep my head down about twenty minutes of OWIE!

He said the bandage contact should not be affecting my vision actually.  I assumed that was causing the haze.  He said it was actually swelling causing it.  My right eye is WAY more swollen than my left.  He could see like a lightning bold swelling indication on the left, but the right was like a starburst and he was watching and said if he was to worry about anything today…it would be the swelling.

I said, “Yeah, that would be the eye where I konked myself with the side of these glasses pulling them off twenty minutes after the surgery, that smarted all day.”

What those glasses!  I whip back when you pull them off with one hand!  They should really note that!

Some of you have mentioned wanting it… if I were in my 40s or 50s, I’d considering a lens implant…that way you don’t even need readers!

Anyway, I feel pretty good today, am “pillering” pretty happily.  A lot of light sensitivity at times with glasses and a hat with a rim at times pulled down.  Fortunately it’s been overcast a lot of the morning.  As I said, the drops drive me bonkers/..but, they reduce swelling and I need that.   I think I’ll keep adding the Celebrex and use the eye ice packs more…that should help with swelling I’d think. 

So, how are ya’ll?  I’m sick of eye talk! 

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kim  |  May 30, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks for the update…been prayin’ for you throughout the day and will continue to do so.

  • 2. Stacey  |  May 30, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Wow. You are such a trooper!

    Praying for you!

  • 3. Theresa  |  May 30, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    poor baby, hope they’re better soon

  • 4. Melissa H.  |  May 30, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Just catching up on everything. Been thinking about you and I’m glad to hear you’re doing well. As far as how I’m doing, I’m pretty worn out. I’ve had a crazy week, driving over 800 miles between Tuesday and today! Long day today – ready to crash and sleep in tomorrow! Love ya!

  • 5. Cindy  |  May 31, 2008 at 9:42 am

    I know this is no fun, but keep the end result in mind—-every day brings you a little closer to perfect vision!

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