Friday, December 2, 2011

Cornea Transplants - not jst bad off and good on (from mom)

Ok, well this past Wednesday when I left my specialist's office, I had learned further info of what is exactly involved in the entire process of a cornea transplant - I fuess that info maybe was explained to me years ago ( after all, this was my fourth time) actually I probably should have known but in the whole process maybe I forgot that part.  

I guess I always thought that even tho it is a intricate surgery, it just involved taking my old bad cornea out and then putting in the donor tissue then of couse there was always the possibility of the new cornea being rejected but  as of now rejection is not the issue with me - no, that is a relatively easy problem to take care compared to the issue I am dealing with now altho it too is nothing new to me'  my vision has improved and as I said, no signs of rejection of the new cornea however after the new cornea is put in place, I still had to regrow my own tissue to cover the donor cornea - when the specialist examined my eye, this regrowth had yet to begin - I did not realize this was suppose to happen but once I knew then I was not really surprised because I know how slow that area heals for me.  As a result I am now wearing that bandage contact lense  again - the one I can see thru but has no power in it.  It helped a bit - for my piece of mind - to know that my specialist was not surprised this happened.  So now I am bak to waiting - I go bak to the specialist next Wednesday, 12/7 so I hope I will know more then - especiall since I am set to go bak to work on 12/12.

We are all doing well otherwise - just trying to stay warm.  May get a little freezing rain this weekend.
Kim, Shiloh'n Shasta


rottrover said...

Slow and steady wins the race, Kim... Hang in there!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Oh Miss Kim... I am so very much glad to hear from you... I have been kinda worried. WHEW. OK... we will just take this ONE STEP at a TIME. I agree with Bart and Ruby.. Slow and Steady DO Win the Race.

Here are some of my bestest
and some heartfelt HUGS from my Hill right to YOU and Shasta and Shiloh.

You take it easy now... and HEAL.

Teresa said...

Glad to here you are well. Seamus and I will keep you in our thoughts and hope for a full (and quick) recovery for you!

K9 Katastrophie said...

We are praying our little hearts out for you!