Friday, April 10, 2009

Eye Surgery - Follow-up

Sorry it took so long to make a post. Today's really been the first day I've felt good enough to get in front of a computer.

Everything went really well. All the people up at Vision Associates are so great. I cant believe I even thought about going somewhere else. They got me right in and all setup and it wasnt too long till I was loaded up with some good drugs and off to surgery I went.

I dont remember a whole lot of the procedure itself, because I had a memory block too, but it seemed to go simple enough - didnt feel a thing. And afterwards all the doctor and nurses said everything went fine.

I was pretty wiped out the rest of the day and basically came home, took my first round of drops and antibiotics and slept. I got up the next day and off we went back to Toledo for my first follow-up appointment.

They removed the bandages for the first time and light and shadows started streaming thru my new cornea. Then shapes and colors. Even though my eyelashes were pretty mated down I could see way better than what I thought. I could see my doctor's fingers in front of my face, then from halfway across the room and then all the way across the room. He fired up the eye chart and I read about 5 lines of it pretty well. The best they could've hoped for was just me counting fingers in front of my face. The doctor even said he could see signs that the top was beginning to heal.

They went thru some more questions I had and made sure I was good to go until my next follow-up appointment and cleared me to drive when I felt well enough. I didnt drive home, or have driven yet. My eye's still pretty weepy and honestly I feel like total poop. No pain or anything, apparently it's a side effect of the oral anti-biotic I've been taking (Cipro) that and I get some pretty rough sinus type headaches from all the drainage. Other than that stuff though I feel pretty good and very excited to see how well my eye continues to heal.

I'm going to take off and get some more rest. I need to make sure I'm in good shape to color easter eggs this weekend and for work on Monday and dont want to push myself while I have time to rest. Thanks for all the emails, phone calls and well wishes. I really appreciate it.


  1. Thanks for the update, man. Glad to hear things went well.

    Have you seen any dead people yet? Let me know. I recommend walking around in dark attics and old abandoned buildings with questionable histories.

    Do you have any nasty post-op photos? Hehe. Welcome back! : )

  2. No photos yet. The cipro and surgery itself left me near death and immobile for about 2 days and bright lights and stuff are not my friend right now.

    I will try to take a pic or two today, but my eye isnt as bad looking as it was. Other than the light the only real problem I have is the sinus pain from all the drops and stuff like that. I quit taking the Cipro completely and am feeling better each day since stopping that stuff. Here's the wiki on Cipro, that's some super level anti-biotic crazy.

  3. From that wiki:

    "...The licensed uses for ciprofloxacin in the United States are quite limited as ciprofloxacin is to be considered a drug of last resort when all other antibiotics have failed."

    " In Mexico it is available over the counter..."

    Wow. Hahaha

    Man, I hear you on the bright lights. Reminds me of the lacerated cornea days. Bleh. No fun.