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A 30 year old wife and mother. I work in table games at a local casino. I read, stitch, and play games on my computer. And I seem to be totally in love with owls for some reason. ;)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Going Under the Knife

I went to the eye doctor today. Things ended up a little differently than I thought they would. Let's go back to the beginning.



I went to my regular eye doctor for my yearly exam. He saw something, but wasn't sure what it was. He thought it might be an infection, so I used ointment in my eye for a week and then went back. (Eye ointment is very messy. I ended up with what felt like an oil slick all down the right side of my face from it. Nasty! Yuck!) Nothing had changed. :( So he referred me to a specialist in a nearby town. That appointment was today and confirmed what my regular doctor thought.

I have an Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy, otherwise known as a map dot fingerprint dystrophy, in my right eye. It's placement is almost right over my pupil. I will have surgery on Tuesday Feb 3 to have it removed. It is a simple in room surgery. Just some numbing drops in my eye and then the scraping. I don't think it will take 15 minutes once he walks in the room. LOL

Steve got his work schedule changed so he can stay home with me that day. I'm glad, because I really don't think I am going to feel like doing anything. Lucky for me, I had already taken that Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday off (with pay) for a little mini vacation.

Any thoughts and well wishes would be greatly appreciated and welcomed.

If you want to know more about map dot fingerprint dystrophy, you can find some here.

27 comments:

Nancy said...

Your *scraping* description doesn't sound nice. But I know those numbing drops really work, so I hope the recovery will be pain free as well. And I hope it doesn't affect your stitching for very long!

Donna said...

It is going to be fine. We will keep you in our prayers! And soon you will be stitching away!

htimcj said...

You will want to have some good pain meds afterward. I am afraid that eye "scraping" is a bit painful for a few days but then it heals really fast.

Good luck and I hope it fixes your problems.
Heidi-ILCS

Barbara said...

Sorry that you'll have to have eye surgery. Hopefully, it won't give you much pain afterwards. I'll be sending positive thoughts your way.
Many Hugs,
Barb in TX

Irene said...

Wishing you all the best.

Rene la Frog said...

Will keep you in my thoughts on that day for sure.

Terry said...

What a way to spend your vacation; NOT! At least hubby will be with you that day and you have some days to rest and let things heal. Think of all the time you will have after all is said and done to stitch stitch stitch!

Merriwether said...

Good luck with your surgery and we will be here with you for your healing process!

Patti said...

I really hope it is as pain free as can be and hope it doesn't interfere with your stitching time too much. Love Patti xxx

Kelly said...

So sorry to hear that! I hope you have a speedy recovery!

Sharon said...

Goodness, wishing you all the best!What is the recovery time?

Terry's Crafty Fingers said...

Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Carolyn NC said...

Sorry about the surgery, but I hope it is a fast recovery and takes care of the issue!

Kathy said...

Ouch. Sorry to hear about this. No matter how "simple" the precedure is it's still scary. I will be thinking of you and hope you recover painfree quickly.

Frishawn said...

Sending happy thoughts and blessings to you.

drea_dear said...

All the best to you, and prayers for a quick recovery.

Loves Christmas said...

What a way for Mom to find out. What is the recovery time for this? Do you need / want me there?

Chiloe said...

I hope everything will go well for the surgery ;-)I keep my finger crossed ;-)

Terri said...

Hi BW. I wouldn't worry too much about it.You will be fine. It is a fairly simple proceedure and you will be up and stitching in no time. Just take it easy afterwards. And bring sunglasses. They will put a patch over your eye but the other one will be so sensitive that you will need them

Meari said...

Good luck with your surgery, and have a speedy recovery.

Daffycat said...

That's a little scary, hon. I hope the surgery goes well. Kepp up updated. ***hugs***
>^..^<

nutmegg said...

I have just read your blog and I would like to wish you well with this eye scraping (yuck) best of luck....xo

Monique S said...

I wish you all the luck for your surgery. Don't be afraid, everything will be alright.
I hope you will be well very soon again.

Cole said...

I'm sending positive thoughts your way and wishing you a super speedy recovery!

Fatema said...

Good luck with the eye surgery. It sounds so scary.
You have a lovely blog.
Lovely stitching.

Marian said...

Hope all went well with your surgery. A year or so ago I had cataract and lens implant surgery. Piece of cake! Good luck.

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