anyone out there had experience with a vitrectomy??? I have one scheduled for next week. Kinda really scared. Been trying to do some research on it. But still feel like I don't really know what to expect. So so many questions!
What is it like being awake during the procedure? I nearly passed just listening to them describe the surgery. I had to ask them to stop and wait for color to return to my face. I can't imagine how i would be during the surgery.
Were you able to see the big needle coming at your eye that they use to inject the local anesthetic? Was that part painful?
I assume they will give me some kind of sedative, along with the local anesthetic. Should i expect some side effects from that?
What was the recovery like?
Could you see ok, still do normal things immediately following surgery? Or will I be sitting around doing nothing but listening to audio books for a while?
Did you have trouble reading out of the eye that had surgery?
I read somewhere that someone experienced a lot of bruising, I didn't even think of that!
They told me not to each before the surgery, did you have a problem with going low during the surgery? do they have a way to monitor that? did you just reduce your long acting?
Where your blood sugars whack afterwards?
To list just a few of my questions. ahhh!!!
Any advice or information at all that anyone can offer would be a huge help.