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So. It seems that my eye could not be satisfied with a simple, uncomplicated vitreous detachment. No, we had to go all DRAMA and have a retinal detachment, with a tear, and some holes just for good measure. Because of the bleeding, I had vitrectomy, or actual eyeball-cutting-into, along with the laser. Now I have a bubble of gas inside the eye, that has to stay in the upper part of the globe, so I am restricted to lying on one side, or face-down. The swelling has gone down, but the nerve block has worn off now -- at three days post-op, that's to be expected -- but now I are cranky and fussy. Blech. I am SO done with this, and I have at least a week, possibly two or three, before I'm back upright.

Can I hear an UGH?

At least my furniture is comfy, and the FF is as fabulous as she could possibly be, and still be human.

Ow. Sigh. Ugh.

Date: 2013-11-12 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realinterrobang.livejournal.com
Ghhhgnnnggghhhh!

That's about literally the noise I made when I read that. Get well soon!

Date: 2013-11-12 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etumukutenyak.livejournal.com
Thanks!
To add irony upon injury, I work for the Eye Institute, and have done similar surgeries, but it's completely different as a patient.

Date: 2013-11-12 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
I told you to stop playing tackle football with the college boys in the quad! ;)

You know I'm a wuss when it's just an ocular slit-lamp thingie, so a detached retina would have me running in total panic. You're a braver person than I am, Panda Din.

Feel bedder soon *leaves tea and PBRK in the usual drop spot*

Date: 2013-11-12 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etumukutenyak.livejournal.com
A plain detached retina would have been a simple slit- lamp laser thingie. What I got was more dramatic, and not at all what I ordered.

::noms PBRK::

Date: 2013-11-13 07:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
But you did get the FF at no extra charge! :)

Date: 2013-11-14 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etumukutenyak.livejournal.com
Ah, the silver lining...

Date: 2013-11-12 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unhappytriad.livejournal.com
UGGGGGGH.

And sympathy, and best wishes for time that flies.

Date: 2013-11-12 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janetmk.livejournal.com
That's scary. I hope the recovery process is unremarkable and quick.

Date: 2013-11-13 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janetl.livejournal.com
Ugh, indeed! I've had to recover from surgeries that meant a lot of time in the recliner, but being stuck in one position and denied the consolation of a good book or gorgeous movie sounds much worse. May the time go faster than you expect.

Date: 2013-11-14 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hawkwing-lb.livejournal.com
I am sorry to hear it, and hope recovery goes well.

Date: 2013-11-14 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etumukutenyak.livejournal.com
Oh, I am just feeling sorry for myself, as one does. How are you doing? You are recovering from a much more serious illness...

Date: 2013-11-14 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hawkwing-lb.livejournal.com
Ask not, lest thine ear be whined off. :P

*hug*

Date: 2013-11-15 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etumukutenyak.livejournal.com
Heh...whine away! That's what friends are for...::goes to put kettle on::

Date: 2013-11-14 04:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beckyzoole.livejournal.com
Ugh, ugh, arrrgh.
Lie still and get well soon, like a getting-well-soon person who gets well!

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