$*(@%! Ouch! Lasers AND Avastin injection yesterday!


#41

Thanks!

Glad you found the thread, and thanks for your input. I do hope my vision comes back. It seems like I can see a lot in spite of the cataract so that gives me hope.

I also hope that things calm down for me (personally too as I’m on a job search right now; dealing with this at the same time has been stressful, for sure.)

Anyway, new update: The gas is GONE, so I snapped off the wrist band I’ve been wearing for weeks last night.


#42

Yay!


#43

Okay, that gas set off one heck of a cataract in my left eye. The last time I went in for a post-op visit, my retina specialist couldn’t get a clear view of what was going on. He immediately referred me to a doc on the team who is an expert at cataracts and the surgery. I had the cataract surgery on Tuesday.

I’m now in the last phase of this. The new lens is great. I can see clearly. My cataract doc says my vision might get better a few weeks in, so they’ll give me a new prescription for glasses.

It’s the home stretch I’m hoping. My eye is healing again, and I have a post-op visit with my cataract surgeon in 3 more weeks and then another with my retina specialist in mid-November. I hope this keeps going well. Then I’ll be back to the quarterly eye exams to keep my retinopathy monitored.


#44

Update time!

I went in for a follow-up on my June 2018 procedure.

My retina specialist’s team was just grinning ear to ear. My left eye is looking so good that my doc said that I’m back to the once a year visits that are standard for type 1 diabetics.

That was great to hear but also a bit troublesome because I’m now codependent on my retina specialist, Dr. B, and his team. They’re awesome. I’m now a walking testament to that fact. To that end, he compromised and let me make an appointment for 9 months out instead of 12. :slightly_smiling_face:

After my June vitrectomy, I needed to have cataract surgery because the gas they put in your eye will ruin the lens you were born with. I had that surgery in October. I have a slight shadow around where the macular hole was. That’s normal too.

I was anxious and moody but that has more to do with me searching for a new job than with how I’ve recovered.

I’m happy, and I’ve made a full and impressive recovery. I’m definitely thankful for that.

University-affiliated medical team, FTW! :hospital: :trophy:


#45

It’s always nice to read good follow-up news. Congrats on your successful eye health outcome!


#46

@Regina Congratulations! Wonderful news! I’ll send some good thoughts and prayers that your job search is successful too!


#47

Thank you. The job search is brutal.

Good wishes and prayers are always welcome. :slightly_smiling_face:


#48

Thank you.


#49

Bonjour Regina