|The surgeon said he is focused on me
being able to see single vision again when I look straight ahead.
They can achieve this part through surgery
which will take an hour under general anesthesia.
Met with the eye surgeon today. The last time I saw him was in October. He told me there was a slight improvement in how my eyes were aligned since the last time I saw him six months prior. He commented on how it’s unusual to see any kind of improvement over that time period. There’s an 85% to 90% percent chance the surgery will work and I will have single vision again.There’s a possibility I may have double vision when I move my head from side to side and then my eyes will have to learn to adjust back to single vision again.
The surgery will take an hour and then once I’m awake I’ll be able to tell whether or not the vision is corrected. If an adjustment needs to be made, adjustable suture stitches will hang from my right eye.I will receive eye drops to numb my eye and they’ll be able to make the adjustment with me awake. Which should only take 20 minutes if needed.
But that’s not what happened. I may animate what I feel like doing to the medical professionals responsible for this happening.
|2nd view from the waiting area|
All the changes in my body over the last year from these brain injuries is an adjustment to make. It’s like grief, you have to adjust to living without the relationship. You still grieve for what is no longer there. but You’re able to function again like you did prior again over time.
|1st view from the waiting area|
|Flowers by the front desk.|
The doctor asked me whether I had a preference to using the adjustable stitch method or having the correction done. I didn’t have a preference for one or the other, however I commented how I could handle seeing the adjustment being made if needed because as I stated, ‘After what I’ve already been through, I shouldn’t have any issues with ‘seeing” anything once the procedure is complete. I’ve survived being up at 2am with feeling and hearing the shunt overheat inside my brain multiple times prior to the March surgery. I’ve had a camera stuck up my nose and down my throat while awake. I don’t feel ‘seeing’ the last part of the eye surgery will freak me out too much. Still weird though.