Sunday, November 27, 2011

REBIRTH ???????????

I have been wanting to get bak here soooooooooooo bad but it seemed like there was always something that stoped me and now my 'puter is making a whirring sound AGAIN so today may be a little shorter than I want AND now the sound has stopped so who knows what is going on.  And now I just heard the 10 minute warning bell on the clothes dryer so will be interrupted for that - at least the Beaglebratz have already been out a couple of times so at least they will let me alone for a bit.  Have a pot of meaty turkey bones simmering away on the stove - smells so yummy in here.

Yes, the surgery did go off without a hitch and in fact the whole process of getting there and bak went better than what my sis and I both expected - the week before I had received some pre-op and check-in paper work from the surgery center telling me to be there anytime between 1 and 3pm but then the day before surgery they call and tell me to be there by 1:20pm - yes, that is between 1 and 3 but just turned out to be earlier than what we planned.  But actually, we were in their parking lot by 1pm - and I was checked in shortly after.  It was probably because of the Thanksgiving holiday and people not wanting their cataract or LASIK surgery so close to the holiday, it was less than 10 minutes later that I was called bak to the pre-op area. Ok so figure I went into surgery probably about 2pm - by the time I got through surgery and post-op recovery and discharge instructions then my sis and I got a bite to eat on the way home - I was in my kitchen before 5pm - considering last time we had to wait over 2 hours BEFORE I even had surgery, we were quite happy with the day.  Even tho my eye was patched shut and since I am blind in my other meaning I was totally blind I still was able to stay home that nite - and yes, the dogs were extremely happy I was there.  Luckily the next morning I was allowed to remove that patch so I was able to see a bit before my sis and I had to head bak to Overland Park, Kansas for my first follow-up visit - my next one will be this Wednesday, 11/30.

Ok - yes, I am seeing better BUT it is not completely healed yet plus there are sutures to be removed.  I was really glad when I was able to read for myself the post-op instructions that also said that my vision will be blurry for a bit and the vision will fluctuate for awhile (but I also know from previous experiences that those fluctuations will eventually become further apart.)  Also the variety of eyedrops plus the ointment I have to use mess up my vision a bit too but that will also get less and less too.

Yes, on Thanksgiving this year, I had something very special to be thankful for as I will for some time - who knows, maybe with all the "omens" of my divine intervention (see the post before) and the good luck on surgery day plus getting bak to church when we did, maybe they will all bring extra good luck then add alot of prayers and this cornea transplant will remain a good one for several years to come - unlike the last one.

Right now. I need to stop for now.  I hope the next post you see will be from the Beaglebratz - I know they are quite anxious to get bak on here but they understand too that mom has to take things a little slow for a few days and they want to be as helpful to me as they can (so why did they get loose yesterday when they had the opportunity to sneek out the door but I will let them talk about that more IF they want to).
In the meantime, I know this is late but
hope everyone had a wonderful and



Sharon said...

This sounds so very, very good! Yep, get rest. You'll be on my list until you say that you are completely healed. I got excited after I saw your post! It all sounds so GOOD!


EG CameraGirl said...

I hope you are seeing better soon. I'm so glad the beagles understand. :)

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Awesome news, here's hoping the healing process continues to go well.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Anonymous said...

glad to hear your good news!

rottrover said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you all, too!! Paws crossed!!

-Bart and Ruby

Two French Bulldogs said...

rest is good. It looks like you are making progress
Benny & Lily

Talking-Dogs said...

I'm so glad the surgery went so smoothly and hope the recovery does, too. Here's hoping that 2012 will be your best yet!

Cinnamon and Mint said...

I am so happy to hear that your operation went well!