Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday-9pm-Update from Leah

Hello all, Rita is doing fine and recovering well.  She was relieved when the surgery was complete.  They put her to sleep then shot up her face and eye with numbing medication so pretty much her whole left side of her face was numb then woke her up again before starting the surgery.  It was the left eye this time then right eye next week, Thursday the 23rd.  So, she has pictures that she took with the bruising and such, that she will post once she's ready to get back online.  

She is able to watch TV, but even that is challenging with one eye being much improved vision-wise and the other the same.  Right now her right eye is around 20/1000 and her new and improved left eye is around 20/40 which means her glasses are useless with both eyes.  She can watch TV with her left eye and no glasses but with her right eye covered with her hand or something.  Or she can watch TV with her right eye with her glasses on and her left eye covered.  

Using the computer, writing a letter, or reading is similar too, her left eye is pretty much useless because she still needs correction for the reading but not as much as her glasses are currently.  So, she usually uses her right eye with her glasses but her left eye is no help there and she has to close it.  So, typing and updating everyone on her blog or even checking email is REALLY difficult for her and will continue to be so until her right eye is complete and then a few days at least after that, for it to adjust.  

I will say this though, it was really impressive the day after her surgery driving her to her day after checkup she could read street signs with her left eye and no glasses, since she got glasses when she was in the 3rd grade it has been a LONG time since she's been able to see things that far away, which is something I understand as well, getting glasses in the 8th grade and now my vision is very poor at any distance, so it was just impressive to see that amount of improvement without laser eye surgery!  I dare say amazing!!!  :D  

Her left eye is still very sore as well, looking around far left and any other directions is a little painful and she still has a bruise under her left eye.  Headaches and soreness is "normal" for her right now.  

Hopefully that's enough of an update for now, I imagine I'll be updating you again before she's ready to get back to the computer in a more full capacity.  For now though, I hope you all have a wonderful day and here's a picture of Ian from a recent shopping trip.  :)  


PS. I hope I didn't, but if I messed up saying left eye when I meant right eye, I'm sorry, her left eye can see far away now quite well, and her right eye still can't see far away but can see close with her glasses.  Please correct the above in your head if I miss typed something.  

20 comments:

  1. I'm glad the surgery went well on the first eye. Hoping the second eye surgery will go just as well. Wishing you luck and a speedy recovery.

    Loved the picture of Ian. Such a cutie. :)

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  2. Thanks for the update Leah, please give Rita my love. Also Ian is such a cutie xx

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  3. Thank you Leah for the update, she won't know herself once the other eye is done and she is able to see so much better.

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  4. Thank you Leah for letting us know how Rita is doing. I've been thinking about her. Please pass on a huge hug and best wishes for her recovery. It all sounds good. Gorgeous photo of Ian... what a cutie :D

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  5. Thank you for the update, Leah. I am glad to know she's all right. I have been thinking about her often and hoping she is recovering, slowly but surely. Blessings to that fine looking son of yours! :-)

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  6. Wishing you well Rita.....what an ordeal you are going through.
    So sorry you lost Karma. I know how you feel as my cat went very soon after.
    Take care.
    Sue xxx

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  7. Thanks, Leah. You're so sweet to do this for us and Rita. I'm facing cataract surgery in 1-2 years and welcome all the success stories. I, too, have been vision impaired since around third grade. It'll feel like a miracle to be able to see distances without glasses! Ian's a cutie and this is such a great age. Enjoy!

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  8. Thank you for the update Leah! How very sweet of you.
    Please give Rita my love and best wishes on the outcome of the right eye. Sounds like the left eye came out beautifully. (even with the bruises) thanks again. wendy

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  9. Thanks, Leah. You can never go wrong with a photo of darling Ian.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. Thanks for the update. I'm sooo glad to hear it's all going so well :)

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  11. Thanks, Leah; please tell Rita I love her!!

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  12. Send Rita my thoughts and I hope she is back to her old better self soon. (Or better vision old self soon)

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  13. Thanks for the update, Leah. Please let Rita know we miss her and are SO happy that things are looking up (no pun intended). Bleubeard and Squiggles send cat snuggles, too.

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  14. I'm glad the surgery went well, and I'm sure Rita will be very relieved when the second surgery is over.

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  15. Thank you Leah, If you can remove the one lens from her glasses it might help. I am sorry to hear she had bruising and pain...that sounds horrible. I hope things go well on the 23rd.
    What a good looking shopper you have! :)

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  16. Thank you Leah for the update on Rita. Hopefully everything goes well with the second surgery on the 23rd.

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  17. Thanks so much Leah for this update, please do give Rita my best wishes and healing vibes. This is a hard time for her. You are such a good daughter in law, and we always love seeing pictures of you all too so it is lovely to hear your "voice" here. Hope the second surgery goes well.

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  18. So glad to hear she is doing well! Please send her my best wishes.

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  19. Happy to hear that you are doing so well, Rita. That's so impressive the change in vision that you're experiencing. I'm hoping the surgery on the second eye goes equally as well. Hopefully Leah will put an update on your blog so we all know how you're doing. Will look forward to reading your posts when you're healed and ready! Take good care!

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  20. This is Leah again, Rita has heard all of your well wishes and thanks you all. I did want to let you know the day after her checkup with the surgeon, he recommended she stop at the optometrist who is on the building's main floor to have her left glasses lens taken out to give it a try just to see. So, we did and even the optometrist didn't think this would work for her as her prescription is so high, and she was seeing double/triple, so he put the lens back in for her before we left. Thanks and have a great day!

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