Anne has said that my medical episodes come in twos, heart, ankle etc so that the second detached retina operation will be the last. The power of positive thinking which Anne has always been good for. Two weeks after the surgery is my first followup and I have a long list of questions, mostly around understanding the recovery process.
This must be a question that many people ask after surgery. Is the level of pain, discomfort, weeping etc within acceptable bounds? You do not want to be a hypochondriac but conversely neither do you want to miss something important. I was provided a checklist of issues to look out for, but what about other symptoms not on the list?
I am very pleased and relieved, as we both are, to report that the recovery is progressing in a timely fashion and all that I am experiencing is normal. While I still have to undergo surgery next year to remove the silicone oil which has some risks of further retinal detachment, we are on track and will be back for a further follow up in early December to look at my other eye.
I thought that those of you who have been brave enough to see the graphic photos from my operating team might be interested to see, some non surgical photos of the retina pre and post surgery to round out your ophthalmic education.
Finally I would like to say a big thank you to all of you who have sent messages, prayed and otherwise wished me well, both via the blog and Anne on Facebook, through this eventful journey.