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One Year

One year ago early this morning I was Going to See A Man about an Eye.  And I Survived that surgery (tho I cried A LOT!).  And since it’s been one year I thought I’d give you a little update.

Waking up later in the day - still high - not feeling so cool

Waking up later in the day – still high – not feeling so cool

I was actually at the eye doc earlier this week.  The last time I’d seen him a few months ago he was concerned that my eye wasn’t up to par with where he’d hoped it would be.  There was still quite a bit of swelling inside and tho my vision has improved my sight itself was blotchy.  So, he told me at that last appointment that more than likely he’d begin injecting my eye with medication to see if that would help speed things up.  (Insert Sandy freaking out HERE.)

Home from the hospital the following day....Winston missed me.

Home from the hospital the following day….Winston missed me.

However, at this week’s appointment he decided to forego the eye-dea (see what I did there?) of sticking a needle into my eye (thank the Good Lord for that one).  In fact, he says at this point there’s not much more he can do.  My vision in my good eye is better than 20/20.  My vision with both eyes is 20/20.  My vision in my bad eye is pretty darn good – however my sight is still off and it’s still blotchy.

Chillin' like a villain with my ghetto black eye about a week or so later

Chillin’ like a villain with my ghetto black eye about a week or so later

The surgeon last year said that it could take up to 2 years for my eye to heal and improve.  The doctor I saw this week (and have been seeing since post-surgery) isn’t sure if it’s going to improve any further than where it’s at.  I’m young, he says, and we can hope for improvement but right now there’s nothing more that can be done.  Just hope for the best.

These days-ish - And I wear this sweater a lot (I like to be consistent)

These days-ish – And I wear this sweater a lot (I like to be consistent)

I guess I shouldn’t complain – my vision is better than most people’s.  Blair says that without his glasses, my sight is a lot better than his.  So for now I guess I’ll just keep my mouth shut and hope for the best.

Cheers

 

 

 

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3 responses

  1. You are so cool…. I am such a baby about my eyes that I have never been to an eye doctor since like…ever. Sure I have had my eye exams and barely passed but not to a Dr. I am the only one in the family that doesn’t wear glasses. You know why? That’s right, I haven’t ever been to an eye Dr. If I were you I would love to hear “there’s nothing more I can do” as that tells me no more trips to the eye Dr. Raise a glass to vision and youth and it lasting as long as it can. You still have some of the prettiest blue eyes I have ever seen…for what that is worth. 🙂

    September 27, 2013 at 10:03 am

    • Haha. Did you not read the “I Survived” post? I cried like a baby…to the point where they had to bring my mom in to calm me…then the surgeon…THEN the anesthesiologist because I was *this* close to being hysterical. (It worked…he gave me lots of drugs.)
      And you should get your eyes checked, silly. It could save you. If I can handle having 3 incisions in my eye you can handle having the air puff test. ;P

      September 27, 2013 at 10:13 am

      • But you made it to the Dr.! I would need the drugs before I get out of the car. I keep thinking if I splash water in my eyes occassionally in the shower that will be good enough to keep them clean as the day I was born… I can wish

        September 27, 2013 at 10:17 am

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