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Just wanted to let you know that I have a retinal tear and am scheduled for surgery tonight at 6pm. I'm very nervous but I am sure I will do well. Thank you for your concern
Hi Dr. Rick
You were right and thank yiou again. They did the gas bubble and the buckle,. He said the surgery went very well and your were right again about the importance of acting on symptoms early before it becomes complicated. I have some sorness and I clearly see the bubble at the bottom of my eye which they told me was good too. When I awoke this morning and saw that bubble, I thought oh no they didnt fix it. I just want to say again that your advice was excellant and in a timely fashion. You are a great doctor and if I was ever in your area I would certainly retain you as my retinal physician. Again, you saved my eyesight and I thank you.
One more thing if you dont mind, the surgeon did say that he went behind the eye for the gas bubble instead of through the eye, to minimize the consequence of a cataract. Is this correct?
I think I am doing very well. My eye still feels as though I have been punched, but the vision is quite good and the blood is really starting to go away. I hope to be able to get glasses soon, as the vision in my right eye is worse than the vision in the left. I still clearly see the gas bubble but it seems a bit smaller than the days before. All in all, I think I am recovering well. I usually do, but I always seem to have the strangest things happen to me. I am now concerned with even blowing my nose or sneezing for fear I will dettach something again. I hope your day is going well for you and thank you for your concern.
Snowing here also, but fortunately for me I cant shovel. What a shame tee hee. Have fun snowmobiling and make sure to cover your eyes with a shield. You have been more than nice about still talking to me. I wish you the very best and I will let you know if a cataract appears, i just wont accept it. I keep saying that one willnot appear, call me skeptical but positive about the outcome. I go to the retinal specialist tomorrow at 2:00. I will let you know how that goes. Have a great day to a great doctor. You know you could of been the kind of doctor that told me to wait and see if it goes away on its own, you know there are some docs out there like that. I was very lucky and blessed to have come across a doctor like you.
Followed up with the doctor today and he said that my eye was healing very well. No more drops, no more patch, no more restrictions. Sure now he tells me that and yesterday I took a shower, without bending, washed blow-dried and straightened my hair. have you ever tried to do your hair without bending your head over???? I know its different for you men. Anyway, just waiting for the bubble to clear and vision to get better and I am on my way once again.
I am in the beautiful four-seasoned state of Michigan.