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Old 06-28-2019, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Central Connecticut
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So happy for you, Jim!

 
Old 06-28-2019, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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On a different note, I saw the retina/vitreous specialist. Looks like I'm in for another eye surgery. I'm kind of dreading it. I have a macular pucker that needs to be fixed. I like the doctor and have confidence in him. He explained what he would do and also explained the risks. He also repeated what he had said before that I have had an awful lof of things done to my eyes.

Of course I am hoping for a miracle. The glaucoma surgery and subsequent laser surgeries left me with a vision problem in the right eye. And I have felt so confident of my glaucoma surgeon. But now little doubts are creeping in to my mind. He did tell me about something that happened during the right eye surgery that wasn't good. But I can't confidently say it was his fault. Eye surgery is very delicate so I'm not going to say it was his fault.

The recovery from this surgery will involve keeping my head looking down, as in me looking at my lap. For at least a few days. If I mess up, it won't be good.

So thanks for reading and bearing with me. Have any of you had the surgery? It is called pars plana vitrectomy.

If you've had it or know someone who has, would you please share the experience?

Thanks!
 
Old 06-28-2019, 10:54 AM
 
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On a different note, I saw the retina/vitreous specialist. Looks like I'm in for another eye surgery. I'm kind of dreading it. I have a macular pucker that needs to be fixed. I like the doctor and have confidence in him. He explained what he would do and also explained the risks. He also repeated what he had said before that I have had an awful lof of things done to my eyes.

Of course I am hoping for a miracle. The glaucoma surgery and subsequent laser surgeries left me with a vision problem in the right eye. And I have felt so confident of my glaucoma surgeon. But now little doubts are creeping in to my mind. He did tell me about something that happened during the right eye surgery that wasn't good. But I can't confidently say it was his fault. Eye surgery is very delicate so I'm not going to say it was his fault.

The recovery from this surgery will involve keeping my head looking down, as in me looking at my lap. For at least a few days. If I mess up, it won't be good.

So thanks for reading and bearing with me. Have any of you had the surgery? It is called pars plana vitrectomy.

If you've had it or know someone who has, would you please share the experience?

Thanks!





This sounds like the surgery my former co-worker had about 1-1/2 years ago. She had to keep her head down for a certain amount of time every day after the surgery. She was off work for 6 months and could not drive during that time. The surgery did not really help her; it was a long waiting game, but eventually she was able to drive again. She is legally blind in that eye and on disability now. She is 65 now and had to retire at 64.
 
Old 06-28-2019, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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smpliving: Thank you for responding. The nurse explained keeping my head down, don't recall her putting a time on it. The surgery involves putting a gas bubble in the eye to help the retina healing. It keeps the retina in place.

I wasn't told a time frame for driving, but pretty sure 6 months was not mentioned. She said if I was comfortable driving with one eye, I would be OK.

I think I need to talk to the doctor again.
 
Old 06-28-2019, 11:21 AM
 
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smpliving: Thank you for responding. The nurse explained keeping my head down, don't recall her putting a time on it. The surgery involves putting a gas bubble in the eye to help the retina healing. It keeps the retina in place.

I wasn't told a time frame for driving, but pretty sure 6 months was not mentioned. She said if I was comfortable driving with one eye, I would be OK.

I think I need to talk to the doctor again.



My coworker had some problems with her other eye also. I'm not sure of the specifics but she is happy and doing well now. She had quite a few problems after the surgery, but everyone's situation is different.


I wish you all the best!
 
Old 06-28-2019, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Thanks smpliving!
 
Old 06-29-2019, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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House is a done deal, will be in August 1st. In a small town an hourish north of me at about 7500 feet, in town, quiet shady street. I can actually walk to cafe's, get a pizza delivered, and have real people to talk to. Trees, green grass, fireplace, patio. Looks like one of those forest ranger homes. I lucked out, kind stumbled on it. Qualified for a low interest loan. Payments lower than the rent I'm paying now.


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That sounds lovely, Jim. Congratulations! You'll get to miss at least half of the summer heat too!
 
Old 06-29-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Just wanted to congratulate Jim on finding his dream home and say that I am excited for him too. Hoping to hear about pleasant new adventures!
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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91 degrees with a HI of 106. Yuck
 
Old 06-29-2019, 07:55 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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The entire past week was brutal with high temps and dew points. Our son and family went to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. We take care of their pets when they are gone and they have added a flock of chickens this year. I was trying not to like them, but darn if those chickens don’t have personalities! I would have loved to stay in the AC all day, but that wasn’t happening. This coming week will be better weather and responsibility-wise, for which I am grateful.
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