***ANNOUNCEMENTS**** forum: Irisarian AKA Lucy had her eye surgery

 
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Imageirisarian
Apr 10, 2010 1:41 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
yup!
bonjon
Apr 12, 2010 2:34 AM CST
Name: Bonita (Bonnie) Masteller
Raleigh NC
well, y'all have given me hope. I'm terrified of this surgery. Doc has already said to expect it in about five years, maybe six. Sight is really deteriorating FAST. Wasn't that great to begin with.

I have one of the most intense blink reflexes ever seen. Gave up on contacts because it was such a fight to get them in. The idea of not-natural lens always in my eye is terrifying me! Contacts HURT. never wanted to look up. But am becoming so light sensitive it's unreal.
Imageirisarian
Apr 12, 2010 9:18 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
I think we are all terrified of surgery. I know I was 5 yrs ago & this time was 'worried', having a different Dr. didn't help. A former eye Dr. recommended contacts only if you were playing 'contact' sports.

There was a stinging sensation after this latest op, but only reached #2 on the pain scale & the tylenot they recommended took care of it. Pleasent batch of nurses at the surgery unit & it was easier to get up & use the bathroom beforehand--a necessary for a diabetic. I go in on thurs & with luck will have permission to bend over & help with the weeding. I will wear goggles to keep dirt from flying into my eye.
Imageirisloverdee
Apr 12, 2010 9:41 AM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
I know that when I was rushed to the ER because it felt like I had a boulder in my left eye. I was so scared!

They first thought chemical burn, turned out to be a blister on the eye from unknown source and can happen anytime. But now I use these eyedrops once a day and they seem find.

Had to go to a specialist for 4 days straight as he wanted to make sure it was healing correctly.

D

Hope you get your release Thurs Lucy

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

Imageirisarian
Apr 12, 2010 3:23 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Me too! I see Dr again 3 wks afterwards. Loss of sight would be frightening.
ImageHappyJackMom
May 12, 2010 7:55 AM CST
Name: Donna Yates
Happy Jack, AZ - Zone 5a
My DH is doing fine, not using his old glasses most of the time. He has one more Post Op appointment, then he will have his other eye done in November. He has had no pain and has been back to doing the things he always does now that we are back home. He is back on his NetBook computer our DS gave him for Christmas. I can't use it much because it only has a 10" screen, so I'm next as soon as his other eye is done. I hope you are doing as well Lucy.

Hugs, Donna
Imageirisarian
May 13, 2010 3:56 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Thank you. Had appointment yesterday. Dr says all is well & 'see you in 6 months'. Have new prescription for my glasses.
ImagePollyK
May 13, 2010 7:18 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Great news Lucy!
Imageirisarian
May 13, 2010 7:26 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Thank you. As a bonus I asked if I could now use my usual eyedrops in that eye as well & the answer was 'yes'. Won't be tempted to rub it now after being in the sun. They give you special sunglasses after the operation (have the sides covered). they fit better than my regular ones so will do those now & use my old ones for backup.
Imagerebloomnut
May 22, 2010 1:05 PM CST
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
Lucy I am so glad you are doing well, Aren't the colors and other things so much clearer now. I just had the left one done and am so happy with it.
Bonjon do not be afraid. You will be so happy when it is done.

Hooray for Lucy,

Steph
Imageirisarian
May 22, 2010 3:49 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
The colors were clear because I had the right eye done 5 yrs ago. I can read without glasses (except for teeny print) since then. The left eye is distance & I could read basketball scares on the TV even with the eye shield on that first night. I suspect the color improvement for you is because both eyes were cloudy.

I'm glad that your operation was successful & life in & out of the garden is more colorful. The nerves beforehand were the worst part. The eyedrops were easier this time because of learning to put them in by resting the little tube on the bridge of my nose the first time around.
Iris was the goddess of the rainbow--well named don't you think?
Imagerebloomnut
May 22, 2010 6:53 PM CST
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
Oh Very well named I agree. Even the ones on here are brighter and clearer close up. May now go ahead and order some since I lost so many this winter. Don't know what I will have for money as will probably end up paying for most of the eye surgery as my Ins. is lousy. Oh well I am still going to get a few. Will check Dee's place again as she had some I wanted.
ImagePollyK
May 22, 2010 7:04 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Definitely order some irises Steph. Celebrate that new vision! You can't just spend on neccessities, you know.
Imagerebloomnut
May 22, 2010 7:34 PM CST
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
Ha Polly you are so right. I have to now. This is gonna be bad for the H.
Imageirisloverdee
May 30, 2010 7:11 AM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
LOL Steph...but now the colors will really pop for you...

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

Imageirisarian
May 30, 2010 7:33 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Remember to sniff as well as look--need fragrant irises & other plants for your garden. I sniff as I hybridize & I must say the it is easier to see all the pollen grains with 2 workable eyes.
Imagerebloomnut
Jun 9, 2010 8:57 AM CST
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
Lucy how are you doing now. I have noticed I don't see as well with that eye close up to see pollen grains but the distance is amazing. Still on the drops and next surgery is the 24th.
Just realized I am on 2 threads with all this.LOL I ordered some Iris from Dee last night to replace a few I lost but may have to make a 2nd. order as remembered a few I wanted besides those. Here I go
Imageirisarian
Jun 9, 2010 9:00 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
I think that I remember that your left eye was done. In most people that is the 'distance' eye. The right eye in my case was done first & that is for close-ups. Could read without glasses after that. I still can except for teeny print. Our eyes do things which artificial lenses can't do. Welcome to binocular vision after the next operation.

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