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27 Sep 2007


Well I had the eye op yesterday. Thanks to my gp attending and wonderful surgeons (my eye doc assisted with his colleague who did the op) and wonderful anaethetist, it wasn't nearly as traumatic as I thought it might be. It did feel as though I was in theatre for ever! But conscious sedation, my word what a pleasure! I literally (with the assistance of the theatre sister) got off the op table and back into the bed, went off the recovery for about 15 mins and then back to the ward, where I had coffee and something to eat about 15mins later! Absolutely wonderful! I went for my checkup today armed with all the chemist stuff I had to get last night (R740 mind you, of which I had to pay half because it was unscheduled stuff!) and he took off the patch and did my pressure readings. When I went Sat 01/09 my left eye was 23-25. That was the eye I had done yest - today the reading was 10! That's right 10! Incredible! I have a list of things I have to follow to the T to protect the left eye, like wear the eye shield at night for 1 week only, use special temporart eye drops for that eye only etc. It is bloodshot and bruised, but I guess that will take a while to settle. When I go back to Walk for Life (I am going to skip next week to give it a rest - my manager was in total agreement) I have to wear sunglasses to protect it from wind, dust etc. because I had a lens implant as well (combined cataract and glaucoma procedure). Will have to go through this all again end Oct when I have my right eye done - but it will all be worth it - I still have to go for regular check ups for my left eye (and will have to do the same for the other eye) to monitor the pressure.

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Anxious
I'm glad it went well! I also started walking more regularly now - realized my fitness levels were slipping fast!!
Dr Bets
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