Saturday, January 28, 2006

Good Morning all, I'm in the Land of Workable Vision today..and so happy to report I'm only slightly "fogged" in my right eye. It's been a battle, but daily trips to the cornea specialist, 3 and then 4 types of eye drops to combat the infection, and I'm doing better. As of yesterday, he feels that I WILL keep the transplanted cornea I have..thank goodness! I'm not out of the woods yet, but I can see daylight, and quite abit more. Actually can read printing again. Oh Joy!!

I've come through 7 eyes surgeries between Nov.1997 and August 2000. And I've beat the odds, with no infection or rejection. And now, with all the stitches finally OUT of my right eye(they've been in there since Dec'98)a buried suture knot decided to raise Cain, and Abel too, for that matter..LOL. Luckily I have prety good health, and the cornea was healthy. The infection is contained and the cornea is busy making new cells.
If you've read all this, I may as well tell you also, that I only have vision in my right eye. The left eye only sees 20/300, which means "just the BIG E". It's good backup for the right eye, which does all the work. It's very scary to have any problem at all with my right eye. Count your blessings and take care of your eyes!!! Hard to quilt otherwise...LOL *VBS* Thanks for all your good wishes amd prayers...Hugs for all, Finn

10 comments:

dot said...

Thanks for the update. You will continue to be in my prayers.

JudyL said...

Finn, I missed all the posts about your eye. That has to be so scary . . especially with the loss of sight in the left eye. I'll pray that the infection clears up and everything works out for you.

Judy

Joanne said...

I'm so happy your eye is getting better, Finn. We must start taking better care of our eyes and our bodies -- there are way too many quilts to be made to have to give up now! Hugs and prayers.

quiltpixie said...

glad to hear the eye drops are helping. Hopefully very soon it will all be in the past....

Dawn said...

Oh that is good news! My mom is just really down right now because she can't read anything and had several surgeries also. So I"m so happy that it is getting better for you! Not being able to quilt would be awful for you - and then we would suffer because we wouldn't have all the wonderful quilts you do to see!

cher said...

what a relief to hear Finn! I continue to keep your complete recovery in my heart-we need to keep quilting for as long as we possibly can hold a needle :-)

Maggie Ann said...

Dear Finn, I'm so glad to hear that you are doing better. You have been through so much with your eyes...how scary that would be. You are an awesome lady, I'm priveleged to 'know' you. My Mom had a situation somewhat like yours in regards to one eye doing all the 'work'. Her situation fretted her to no end at times. I hope I'll never know but my heart goes out to you. Its people like you and Mom that do remind us to be thankful for things like excellent eyesight that we take for granted. I'm glad you can read again. Big hug to you my friend!!

Tonya R said...

So, kinda scary, but you're coming through it and everything is gonna work out great. Is your "Big E" eye correctable with glasses?
One of my favorite quilters, Susan Shie, is legally blind. I think that has had a huge impact on her quilts. She wears thick glasses and holds what she's working on really close to her face.

Darcie said...

Thank you for sharing your concerns with us Finn. That is the only way that we can send well-wishes and prayers to each other! And I'm sending many your way, dear friend.

You picture down below is terrific! A great profic pic it would be!!!

susan said...

So glad you are seeing better now, was worried about you. Take care of those eyes!