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Eye Surgery Update - Con Te Partiro - Gracias

I want to thank you all for your care and prayers for me during this rough, uncertain and stressful stretch that I went through.

It was scary when things began happening to the one eye that I could see out of. I only see out of one eye.

Prayers going up has helped me remain rational and calm. I was so stressed about too many things and people that I almost called the surgery off. I didn't think that I should go into surgery with so much stress.

My doctor spoke to me and helped me feel alright to go ahead with it.

The surgery went well. I had only pain after but was wheeled back in so it could be handled. I only know this because my mother said it. I have no recollection of this happening. I did not feel any pain.

I've done over a month of drops and now I'm down to two drops a day and this will last just a few more days. At first, it was 4 different drops, four times a day.

I went in for my second post op and the doctor says that all is well, apart from a jelly thing in the eye that he would prefer not to be there. However, since it's not a bother to me, he sees no reason to pursue it.

If the fuzzy words don't come straight, I'll be measured for new lens soon, but in three months time, I'll still be measured for new lens he said.

I can lift normal things again and go on about life. Thank God. God is good.

Thank you all again.

Please pray for an acquaintance who just had surgery for retinal damage and her eye is still bleeding and she still cannot see after a week. She is going in for follow up and hope to hear good news. Her name is Stacy Culotta. Thanks so much.

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Eye surgery update - Con Te Partiro - gracias

Eye surgery update  - Con Te Partiro

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  1. What a soaring song and duo. I was so in the mood for opera this morning. Welcome back!!! I may be a bit late, too, no worries!

  2. Colette,

    I don't know if I remember that you can only see out of one eye. I thought you were experiencing the need of cataract removal in both eyes for some reason. I tend to make things up like this in my little noggin'. The multiple eye drops was a hard thing for DH to get into the groove following his retina attachment surgery more than a year and half ago. He's finally off all drops as of a few weeks ago. He's seeing rather well out of his left eye since having his cataract surgery in May. We're waiting for his new prescription glasses to be made which will make things a lot better. I do understand your frustrations with the fuzzy words but hopefully things will improve over time but if not does this mean the lens will need to be changed in your eye? You're in my thoughts and prayers. Don't worry about not hitting the dance floor. I know everyone understands and we patiently await your full return. ;) Lots of love and hugs to you, my friend!

    1. One more thing, I shall keep your friend Stacy Culotta in prayer, too. I'm sorry to read she's having issues after her retina surgery. That's such a scary thing. Blessings to her!

    2. It's okay Cathy. I rarely speak about the fact that it's only one eye that I see out of.
      I used to see out of both eyes as a child and then I was going dark and was taken to the hospital for cataract surgery around age 7 or 9. They told me I would see after a week, but I never saw out of one eye again and I never saw well again and began huge glasses then. My lens are super thick.

      Question: How long did it take for your Dh to be able to see out of the eye with the retina attachment surgery?
      Stacy is going on two weeks now and still can't see anything.

      So glad it's working out well for your love. It's quite a journey for sure!

      My doctor was hoping to put a lens in my eye, but two days before the surgery, the retinologist said he had to go out of town. And during the surgery, my doctor didn't think it was a good idea to add the lens. He thought the eye wall might be too weak. So he just cleaned out the debris , and removed the membrane growing over the eye and left it at that.
      Thank you my love.
      I'm trying not to worry about it all.
      Just breathe.

    3. Colette,

      I replied to your questions via email. Hopefully, received my response. But, if not let me do so here. Although DH's retina was detached he never lost his sight completely. He had some serious issues. Perhaps had it gone on longer then things would be different. After his retina attachment surgery, he noticed some improvements but it was all gradual changes that went on for more than a year and then he had his cataract procedure this past May. His visions continues to get better. Hopefully this week, he'll get his eyeglasses. I'm sure things will be so much better for him.
      I'm sorry that your friend is experiencing blindness still after her surgery. That doesn't sound good. What is her doctor saying about all of this? Are they concerned? Is this normal? Was she blind before the surgery?
      I hope your when you have your cataract surgery everything turns out well. Technology is far improved from the days of your childhood, so I'm sure you'll be quite happy with the change when it finally happens. Saying prayers for you and your friend. xx

    4. Thank you Cathy. I appreciate your reply.
      I only knows what she shares and it is scary with all the blood in her eyes and her not being able to see.

      I wont be having a cataract surgery. I did that when I was a child and was left with reduced eyesight since then.
      My doctor only cleaned out the debris clouding my vision and also cut away some membrane that was hanging around.

  3. Glad you're back! I was wondering if we'd ever hear from you again...

    I'm happy things are getting back to sort-of normal for you. I'll keep your friend in my thoughts and prayers.

    1. Thank you, John.
      I know how that is.
      And re-entry is always hard.

  4. Glad that everything went well. Great song.

  5. So good to hear that all went well and you are on the road to a good recovery! Thanks for sharing your pictures -- you're so pretty! And no doubt you have went through some scary times over these last months.
    I will continue to hold you in my thoughts and prayers (and your friend too).

    Will look forward to when you come back, stronger than ever after all of this!

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. Thank you Michele.
      I appreciate your care.

  6. It's been a while since I've been here, but am glad you are recovering well from surgery. I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for you and smooth sailing from here on out!


    1. Thank you so much Kim! I appreciate it.

  7. I'm so glad you're recovering after surgery, Callie! Hopefully you'll get good news on your next visit to the doc - he sounds awesome, being that he was able to calm your fears and get you in to surgery. ;) I'll continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers, as well as your friend, too.

    Love Andrea Bocelli - thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Oh he is a good doctor. He was the one who made me feel at ease about it all.

      Thanks so much.

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