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Call Me Two Eyed Susie, Isn't it Grand............

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I I had to put the rainbow up again to show my happy mood………….. Yesterday I went in to have cataract operation on my left eye, some of you know I had my other one done two years ago and then was told by my optician that they weren’t doing the second because of the scarring already on my retina and that it would probably not work anyway, I wish to goodness now that I hadn’t listened to that chap…… My left eye got steadily worse and I haven’t been able to see out of it at all for nearly two years, because of the damage my eyes received years ago they do not react in sunlight anyway, I do have reactor lenses to counteract that but there were lots of times when everything went completely black, grey dismal days were really scary for me as well especially when wanting to cross over a road, anything pale just didn’t show up for me, I’ve been unable to see kerbs and stairs have been a nightmare for me, my family used to shout kerb and steps when we were out and about but as you can imagine I have fallen many times…… The second week into my radiotherapy my left eye cleared for a while, I noticed driving home one day that I could see out of both eyes, it didn’t last though, for a few minutes when first waking in the mornings my eye, although blurry had partial vision, that went on for over a week, it made me wonder if I possibly could have something done, to my way of thinking I couldn’t be any worse off than I was and any vision in that eye was better than none, of course I told the oncology team who advised me to see my optician as soon as possible, I made an appointment for when I finished radiotherapy and saw a new lady optician, they couldn’t find any records of my previous op at all, not theirs or any from the hospital, knew nothing about me being told by their previous consultant that a second op wouldn’t go ahead, I was spitting feathers and have to say the lady herself was rather scathing about said consultant, I felt very let down because I had trusted him and believed him, well you do take them at their word don’t you, perhaps his slipshod tactics are one of the reasons he didn’t have his contract renewed……. Lots of tests later I was told that not only could I not see out but they couldn’t see in and therefore not able to check for any other conditions, the cataract had to go asap, my details would be faxed to the clinic immediately, within four days I got an appointment, they had booked me into the private clinic which meant no waiting around for months for an appointment, not sure if they did that to make amends for previous misdiagnosis but I at that point was past caring, I went to the hospital within a week and was told by the consultant that although she couldn’t make my vision as clear as my other eye, the old scars on the retina being the reason, she could give me my sight back, I got a call early Friday morning asking me if I would be free to have my op on Saturday as they had received a cancellation, nearly three weeks ahead of my original date, I was delighted to accept …….. Today I am ecstatic, ok its a wee bit blurry but that is improving by the hour, I can see out of both my eyes, come next spring not only will I be back in the garden hopefully with my energy levels back to normal but I will also be able to see what I am doing properly….


Happy Days Ahead….

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That's wonderful Sue ! :o) I didn't realise you had such difficulties seeing. It must be a relief for you.

22 Nov, 2015

 

Oh my word Sue..that is really fantastic! I didn't realise that your vision was so impaired either. What a result...I'm over the moon for you. Health is just so precious isn't it....marvellous news! :))

22 Nov, 2015

 

Brilliant news! I think the rainbow is symbolic: it always rains before the rainbow!

22 Nov, 2015

 

Absolutely brilliant so pleased for you, such good news :O)

22 Nov, 2015

 

Fab news..xx

22 Nov, 2015

 

Hi Sue, it's always great to hear such good news, I'm delighted for you, and glad you're feeling better, great stuff, Derek.

22 Nov, 2015

 

Oh Sue, what wonderful news! I don't know how you've coped so far, it must have been dreadful. I don't normally advocate revenge, but after what you've suffered due to misdiagnosis I'd seriously consider consulting a solicitor. But whatever you decide do I'm sure you're garden is going to look even more beautiful to you now you can see it clearly again.

22 Nov, 2015

 

This is really good news. It must be fantastic to see again after such a long time.
That's a lovely Christmas Cacti in the frog pot. It's celebrating with you.....

22 Nov, 2015

 

Sue that's fantastic news I'm really pleased for you. As the others have said I don't know how you coped for so longer. Thinking lots of bad thoughts about the previous consultant.

22 Nov, 2015

 

That's thrilling - am so happy for you Lincs. I had no idea it had been as bad as that - how on earth did you manage to keep blogging? After all you've been through this year I'm sure we are all wishing you a much much happier new year.

22 Nov, 2015

 

Good news Lincs!
Trouble is , that specialist who hasn't had his contract renewed(NHS, I assume) could end up seeing people privately. One of our friends went privately to see a well known(locally) neurologist and basically, he kept changing his mind, anD basically messed her about and charged her for consultations but never did anything.....I can't remember all the details but , when she went back to see a NHS specialist, she was telling someone(nurse, receptionist...not sure who) and she was told "why do you think he's no longer working for the NHS ? "
So, just goes to show sometimes when we think we are doing a good thing seeing someone private,y it may not be good at all.

22 Nov, 2015

 

That's brilliant Ll, Made my OH read your blog, as he has a similar problem with one of his eyes, lost records, eye steadily getting worse. Be Persistant!!

23 Nov, 2015

 

Sue, this a wonderfully uplifting blog, so pleased for you. After two years of not seeing out of one eye, the words "She could give me my sight back" must have been fabulous to hear. Lots of good wishes sent your way. :o)

23 Nov, 2015

 

Oh I'm so happy for you xxx

its just wonderful 😆
Here comes the sun 😎

23 Nov, 2015

 

Thankyou all, I am still walking on air and actually although consultant warned me that my left would not be as clear as the right, as the hours have gone by its getting clearer all the time, I can even read the words I have written without my glasses, I am wearing them because don't want to put any strain on them but its amazing, I am going back on Saturday for a checkup and I feel like hugging her, in actual fact although the ops were done in different hospitals it was the same lady consultant for both ops, I will be forever grateful .....
Funny part, when I first removed my eyepatch, I had double vision in both eyes, looking across the room and down the garden I actually had four of everything, well I kid you not I nearly flipped my lid, then I remembered it had said somewhere or the nurse had told me not to panic if it happened, there is a word for it but in laymans terms it means the other eye has a reaction and comes out in sympathy, pleased to say within a few hours that had also sorted itself out..
Some of you have asked how I coped, the truth is to put it bluntly, sheer b----y mindedness, I am a Taurus and it fits my nature to a tee, some of my blogs did take me a long time and the laptop has been threatened with a launching many a time,
think I've said before I have no patience with myself, and to be honest the company of all of you on here has kept me going many a time over the years, for that I thank you all.......

23 Nov, 2015

 

Bless you love, its your stoic B.....mindedness that spurs me on some days.....2016 will be your year you see 😇

23 Nov, 2015

 

That's brilliant Lincs! So happy for you :-)

23 Nov, 2015

 

You are welcome Sue.
I am also a Taurus. That's our nature :)

23 Nov, 2015

 

What brilliant news Lincs, like so many others I had no idea you had such a problem with your sight, such a relief for you and sad you had to wait so long to have your vision restored due to the consultant's misdiagnosis.
Best Wishes to you :o)

23 Nov, 2015

 

well done old girl and best wishes to seeing out over the rainbow.

23 Nov, 2015

 

Awww bless you. How Amazing! Delighted for you x

23 Nov, 2015

 

How uplifting to read this and I am so happy for you and so very pleased.

Your delight and pleasure just jumps off the screen and cheers up a rather grey day.

24 Nov, 2015

 

Grey day!....its the sort of afternoon I'm glad we live on a hill!

24 Nov, 2015

 

Yes Pam, its been right miserable and since about 3pm I have gained two extra ponds, wellies needed to wade down the yard, needless to say I haven't been anywhere, lol.....

24 Nov, 2015

 

Misread that for a sec there Lincs - two extra pounds...

24 Nov, 2015

 

LOL, I had to go and check in case I had put that by mistake Stera, it must be all the sitting about I have done in the past few months but I have actually put on over a stone in weight, admittedly I needed it so don't mind, nothing fitted me, except my winter shoes and they were too big, now how does that work out....I hate shopping as well so that was a chore I could have done without.....

24 Nov, 2015

 

Absolutely delighted for you Sue.,and your latest comment,shows just how much your eyesight has improved since your op..you must be on cloud nine..:o) I will find out soon,if my cataracts have grown,since my last Annual eye check..very slowly up to now..I'm so glad you finally got a Consultant who knew what they were talking about..that really was a bad diagnosis the first time round..onwards and upwards now,and you can look forward (no pun intended ) ,to the future,after the year you have had....xxx

25 Nov, 2015

 

It was a real cloud burst wasn't it....overflowed the guttering by sheer volume of water......hope your ponts have retreated!

The optician says the same for me Bloomer, slow growing....probably with modern equipment they see them earlier these days

25 Nov, 2015

 

Probably,Pam..must be at least 6 years since he saw mine..not much change ..yet !

25 Nov, 2015

 

Fingers crossed!

are you looking forward to a fun christmas this year....Thomas will be able to 'help' open all the presents 😊

25 Nov, 2015

 

We sure are,Pam..We are going to their house this year,and I think Thomas will be 'helping' Alfie to open his presents as well as his own.:o) We are allowed to open our own now ! Lol x

25 Nov, 2015

 

I prefer large print Lincs. Might be worth thinking about.
I certainly rests my eyes. On my computer I press Control and '+'.

25 Nov, 2015

 

I've only just seen your blog & read your wonderful news. I am so happy for you - what a miserable time of it you've had over the last 2 years all due to that ****** (bad word) optician! ...odd how the records have disappeared!
Thank goodness for the lady consultant, now you can look forward to seeing all sorts of things anew.

26 Nov, 2015

 

I too have just come across this blog. I am so happy for you and like others on here didn't realise how much of a struggle life had become for you. What a way to see out this old year in welcome in the new one around the corner. You will certainly enjoy the garden again in all its glory.

26 Nov, 2015

 

Today is our Thanksgiving Day and I will give thanks that your health has improved as well as your eyesight.

26 Nov, 2015

 

Brilliant news, Lincsclass, I am so pleased to read this blog. Grey drizzly day here but your rainbow and your news have cheered me up :)

27 Nov, 2015

 

Thankyou everyone, my eye has healed well, I haven't had any signs of an ulcer forming which is a relief to me, my specs spend most of the time laying on the little table as I don't need them for reading or watching tv, due to the grey miserable days we've had this week I don't know how the sun is going to affect me yet, lost my excuse to send hubby shopping as I went yesterday and could read the signs myself, lol......

27 Nov, 2015

 

Fantastic news, Lincslass! :-)) My mother & sister-in-law in Spain had cataracts removed years ago. My mother-in-law has to wear thick glasses but her daughter doesn't need them.

27 Nov, 2015

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