Monday, October 28, 2013

Yes - this IS an update - FINALLY!



By the end of  this workweek we will be moving into NOVEMBER!   It doesn’t seem possible.  I thought I needed  to  give you all a some kind of an update.

For the time being and hopefully for the next 2 – 3 months at least, my vision has improved enough that I am back, and stay there, to work – last week was my first week for a few weeks where I have actually been able to get in a full 5 day work week, 8 hrs each day – not even a doc appt (that came this past Saturday only because the bandage contact lens I was wearing came out and I can’t put it back in) .  Since 9/23/13, when I had outpatient surgery to remove the basal cell carcinoma (clean margins) from the bridge of my nose (same side as eye with problems), I have had an increase in my vision problems – the surgeon had assured me that would not happen but that was BEFORE he knew how deep  the bcc had gone (to the bone) which warranted a change in how he did the graft which pulled down on my lower eyelid which exposed the eye to even more problems.  Even tho no new additional eye problems were anticipated as a result of the bcc surgery – it is amazing how my vision has improved as that surgical site has healed and once again my lower eyelid is getting, not just back to the way it was before all this but maybe a little better.

Ok – so now I am waiting for my next go-round of eye procedures which is scheduled for 1/21/14 in Overland Park, Kansas then a follow-up appointment the NEXT day – also in O.P.
That will be  when my eye specialist will take stem cells from my left (non-functioning but otherwise healthy) eye and transplant them onto my RIGHT eye in hopes of improving the health of my R eye.  Then he will cover that with a couple layers of amniotic stem cells to add extra protection/healing which will just about do away with any vision for a few days until the healing process takes hold - I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS PART!

Anyway, better get this posted before much more time passes.  Shiloh'n Diva Shasta are well - eating, going out and then coming in - a few times, napping as much as they can along with the occasional tussle then sharing the bed with me - I thought I had a full size bed but usually I MIGHT get 10 inches of it. Right now at night they are outside, doing a howling good job of keeping the backyard critter free.  Guess I best get them in before they wake up the neighborhood.




8 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

We continue to send good thoughts your way
Lily

Janie said...

I'm sorry you're having so many problems, but maybe things are on the upswing now. Hope next year brings improved sight and happier days.

Molly The Wally said...

Well that is good news that you are back at work. You as always in our thoughts and prayers. Have a terrific Tuesday and happy Halloween.
Best wishes Molly

Mayzie said...

I'm glad you're back at work and I hope your eyes just keep getting better and better. I'm sending you good thoughts and brindle kisses!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

It is WONDERFUL to hear that you are back to FULL TIME work after that ordeal.

We have our paws and fingers crossed that this next round of Cell implants will WORK MIRACLES for you. THAT would be the BEST news EVER.

Susie and Sidebite said...

Just keep gettin better and let them puppers take care of the yard and you!

The Mad Scots

Raelyn said...

Kim....
"It is amazing how my vision has improved as that surgical site has healed and once again my lower eyelid is getting, not just back to the way it was before all this but maybe a little better.". Well, that is good!! Thanks be to God!! ;-D
Take care, Friend!! ;op
--Raelyn and Rose

Francesca Villa said...

Hello Kim! That is awesome news you got there! I'm so happy that you are doing much better, and that you are back full time at work. Don't worry about being missing I totally understand! :) You just need to keep on doing what you need to do to heal yourself! We are rooting for you! Lots of hugs!!, Francesca