Showing posts with label cataract surgery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cataract surgery. Show all posts

Friday, September 3, 2021

It Seems that "wrong" keeps going on and on and on"

 It seems I just can't get a break anywhere. I had the Cataract surgeries. I got the impression I would ONLY need reading glasses. So, I go in for a two week visit to my optometrist & he gives me the impressions I still need some fixation in them even far off. Well, the cataract surgery was supposed to get rid of the astigmatism & it should have only correction some for reading. So, after I saw him I went over to order the glasses & of course I don't think they took the "prisms" in mind when they began getting ready for the surgeries.

Which I thought they would be corrected so the "double vision" would also be corrected also. In fact the eye surgeon told me I should not even need anything for distance, should be able to drive without glasses & after the surgery they would write me a letter stating the surgeries had corrected my driving night vision & issues with "halo's at night etc") and they should take the "needing lasses to drive off my license)". Well, in the first place they still put the prisms in the glasses, which meant some of the double vision was not corrected, & seemed these lasses were not "just readers" but I would need them abut as much as I needed \ before. After all the many weeks and UCH $$$ I went through to get rid of cataracts, & yet things are not a that different. I realize sooner or later I would need cataract surgery but my guess is I may have been able to wait at least another 2 years, got new glasses & by then get the cataract surgery. So, they order my glasses, which when I trie the new frames on I like the "sample ones". They seemed to be as good as my last frames. Which honestly I have 2 sets of frames from my last two pairs of glasses that are like band new. I take care of them so well, I never "usually" have any issues with frames. So, they send me a Text message on Wednesday the new ones were ready. I go to pick them up & I have not yet worn makeup simply due to allowing my eyes to have time to be completely healed & not get an infection from makeup. And the frames are a bit different than my last 2 pair. They are a tiny bit bigger as far as the shape of them and the color is kind of a rose pink. When I tried them on in the store as I picked them out I liked the color on me. she hands them to me (and these frames are exactly the same price as my last two pair) & s soon as I went to put them on they felt, "off". Like they were "loose" on the front pieces.My other ones never felt like that. I told her & she took them in the back & ent to fix them. She was gone quite a while, came back & said, yes they were "loose" at the front screws, so she went through & made sure they were all tight. Well, I put them back on & something still felt "off" but I decided it was just because they are brand new, made a bit different & I just needed to get used to them. After I got hoe, I took out my past pair, 7 noticed just how much "better quality" my last were were. In fact these new ones, are "crooked" when I lay them down on the desk. One ear piece is up in the air & the other laying kind of like it is bent to the inside rather than them being both nice and straight, as my older pair are. Plus I ordered them with the tint when in the sun & they were not getting darker like my old ones. I went on to Ennis, but I am so disappointed in the glasses, still also in the surgery ... plus I used to always get a copy of my "prescription" which I was not given. I like to keep a copy of them so I always know how much they have changed from one script to another. I sent a message & asked for a copy of my script. I decided rather than make a fuss too quickly I would wear them over the weekend (they had been also slipping down my nose) The nose pieces are far larger than my others. Then I AM going make make them either put these lens in another pair of frames like these. I think they ""twisted the frames or did something to them as they made the glasses. When you lay them down they just look crooked. So, there is yet another $$$ & they are NOT Nearly like I had THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Right Eye Cataract Surgery this Morning! Ready to have this over with & how great si far the surgery is...

"Our new Vision"

Well tomorrow is the next BIG DAY!! My Right Eye cataract surgery. I have to be there at 1:30pm but at least it's not like 3:30 on the 1st one.... LOL! But I can have water or plain tea to drink till about even 9 AM or so... I just will sip enough so I won't be dehydrated, especially with the HEAT of today supposed to be hitting that 100 DEGREE mark! I will be trying to hydrate more today or as much as I can so i will try and be hydrated enough where the nurse can get the IV started without my veins acting stupid rolling and such. So, wish me luck. My 1st one is still on the mend... mainly for me, just that "feeling" as if something is in it. Since this will be going this week on the 3rd week of eye drops in the 1st one, it should get that inflammation down & that feeling g away. I have to be careful and not rub it or try to "wipe" it out, so I try and not touch that eye at all. Now I will have both of them for another week, then 2 more weeks for the 2nd one (I think) LOL.. I have to keep looking at the calendar to add it up. EVERYONE STAY OUT OF THE HEAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE & ALSO HYDRATE!!!! and mist most know "Cola's" or any type of "carbonated drink like a Coke does not hydrate but dehydrate.. so water, I drink green tea with Splenda in it, juice but mainly anything with lots of water in it... LOL Now I sound like some advertisement!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Lord Willing & Creeks Don't Rise I have my Left Eye Cataract Surgery next Tuesday 7/13/21

 I am praying, along with even my ow PCP praying (he is an awesome physician) that I get through the cataract surgeries, quickly since it is Laser, 2 weeks after the 1st one I should be able to have the 2nd one done. Then if things are as they should be, I may ONLY NEED reading glasses!!! Astigmatism GONE! along with Cataracts!

Then the other issue... that is about to pull me into the nut house is my Right Shoulder. It's been 10 years since it was replaced as a "reverse total shoulder replacement" which at the time I knew the possibility of me having to have another surgery on it. At that time a reverse shoulder surgery was fairly new, and not all Orthopedic Surgeons could do them.

In fact it took me several  months to even find one near me that could do the procedure. So, at the time, I had to take the chance. It was in such bad shape, with already 3 arthroscopic surgeries, & then not a 100% chance of it being somewhat better. Yet, I was fortunate. I had the surgery & for 9 years...  THINGS WERE OKAY... REALLY ABOUT 8 YEARS. THEN I NEEDED A 2ND CERVICAL NECK SURGERY. When I had it done, I know although I probably could not prove it, when they had me asleep and in the operating room putting me in position, somehow they wrenched, twisted, let that shoulder twist or SOMETHING.   When I awoke from the neck surgery my shoulder was killing me!    I even asked my doctor, and he said they had to lay me kind of with my head in a "downward"   position. He said they may have "bruised it" or allowed it to hang a bit down further than they should have and made that muscle pull down. So, I took it as a probably OR something, that it would  get better in a few days. Yet, honestly, that shoulder has never been the same since. I have had major pain issues, weakness, not able to hold much of anything & it is my "dominant" arm. So, I went on with my life, all of the stuff I had done for years, yard work, house work, putting up ceiling fans... and felt I would just go on using it and live my life. Well, a couple of things after, I almost "dropped" a new air conditioner and also putting up a ceiling fan, not having quite tall enough ladder & that really messed me up. After that trying to hold the Weed eater, or get a bowl down with one hand all out of the question. I need to do so much, from bathing my pups, to trimming trees and cutting up the larger pieces into smaller ones. So, I really need to use the chainsaw, which I usually do, but now I fear I can't hold it like I need to. Even ding laundry or getting groceries bought, get them home & putting them up is a nightmare.

It seems to be never ending as to things wrong or need fixing or testing... I am a mess.