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Eyeball hit-and-run

Posted on 2007.11.28 at 05:40
Surgery completed successfully, but terribly painful. Surgical Team seemed to use the rest of CIndy's face as a handy work surface, leaning on her mouth, pushing on her nose, nad whenever she told them they were hurting her, they gave her more drugs, but didn't stop. The eye itself is also in a lot of pain. She woke up weeping in the middle of the night.

The put in a band to keep the eye the right shape, drined the gel from behind the retinal detachment, put the retina back where it belongs, and injected a gas bubble into he eye to hold the retina in place while it heals. She has to keep her head pointing face-down as much as possible for a week.

I owe about six trillion comment responses. Thanks to one and all.


cyclonejuliet at 2007-11-28 11:08 (UTC) (Link)
my god that sounds painful.
sending over some really really strong painkillers for you both
mrsquizzical at 2007-11-28 11:30 (UTC) (Link)
don't worry about the responses, babe. you have enough on your plate.


*thinking of you*
star54kar at 2007-11-28 12:38 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that surgeory sounds like such a terrible ordeal. I'm glad everything was completed successfully at any rate, so at least she won't have to go through that again.

OMG it's full of STARS!
leelastarsky at 2007-11-28 12:38 (UTC) (Link)
BIG HUGS!! I hope it was a success and that she recovers quickly.
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oncelikeshari at 2007-11-28 13:23 (UTC) (Link)
*cuddles for you and the missus*
alloy_ at 2007-11-28 13:31 (UTC) (Link)
Positive prognosis is always good.

I wouldn't worry about specific responses, we don't expect them in these circumstances.
thesteppyone at 2007-11-28 13:37 (UTC) (Link)
*contiues with the hugs nd the good thoughts*

*hugs* ... *good thoughts*

lnalvgd at 2007-11-28 13:38 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad to read that the surgery was successful.

However, I skipped the clinical part of the surgery and technical details you provided.

I get squicked on stuff like that.

*major hugs*

I really hope she gets to feeling better soon!!!
herrbgone at 2007-11-28 13:57 (UTC) (Link)
I can’t do the blue light glaucoma test without a great deal of difficulty. I can’t imagine going through this ordeal. But if Cindy’s sight is saved it will have been worth it. Let her know both Mum and I are thinking of her.

No response needed. You have more important things to deal with right now.
Jenna: fomerly chocolate_coins
jennashaped at 2007-11-28 14:19 (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* Thanks for the update last night. I can only imagine the kind of pain she's in, but I'm glad the surgery went well and sight will be restored.
harrysmom at 2007-11-28 14:23 (UTC) (Link)
Glad it all went well Jon and I hope Cindy feels better soon.

We know it's rough to answer, don't sweat it. It's good that she's fine!
mench at 2007-11-28 15:01 (UTC) (Link)
Ouch, that sounds really painful. Hopefully, recovery would be on its way.
the source of all heresies
ms_worplesdon at 2007-11-28 15:14 (UTC) (Link)

I'm sure she'll heal up just fine, and next order of business will be huge sighs of relief!
Amanda Rex
amandarex at 2007-11-28 15:19 (UTC) (Link)
What a relief! I know the recovery will be painful, but it sounds like the recovery will lead somewhere good. ((you and your missus))
i_m_b00 at 2007-11-28 15:27 (UTC) (Link)
I am glad that it's over and the prognoses is good. I am so sorry she is still in pain. I will continue thinking of her and you.

*Hugs you both*

maple_mahogany at 2007-11-28 15:35 (UTC) (Link)
Eesh - well that sounds about as unpleasant as one could imagine it to be. :( I'm so sorry. I'll trust you'll take good care of her though.
deena beena bo beena
almond_joyz at 2007-11-28 16:56 (UTC) (Link)
yep...same thing I had done to my eye...her eye looks like it has a belt around the middle of it. the gas bubble will disappear in tme but it gets a bit annoying actually. One thing though, if she touches her eye it will feel soft as the fluid is out. She'll have to watch for glaucoma, too, in the next year or so.
I have an Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator
simons_flower at 2007-11-28 17:29 (UTC) (Link)
{{hugs}} to the both of you.
robin777 at 2007-11-28 18:34 (UTC) (Link)
*hugs both of you*

That surgery sounds awful but I'm glad it was successful.

Take good care of her.
scribhneoir1 at 2007-11-28 19:12 (UTC) (Link)
*continues sending good thoughts*

I'm so glad the surgery went well.
alana_eldora at 2007-11-28 21:07 (UTC) (Link)
Bless her heart.

I hope she feels better soon.
alissomora at 2007-11-28 21:40 (UTC) (Link)
What an awful experience for both of you - hope Cindy recovers quickly and comes home soon.
xedra at 2007-11-30 05:01 (UTC) (Link)
*more BIG hugs for you both*
I'm so glad the surgery went well and I hope she recovers soon.
isha_libran at 2007-11-30 17:55 (UTC) (Link)
Eeeep. I hope things have gotten better, since! *hugs you both*
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