Saturday, November 22, 2014
An Odd Recovery Period
Anyone here ever know anyone to have this surgery and if so how did it come out? John has Macular Degeneration. He has been having the shots in his eye. They say it is helping but John doesn't notice a difference at least not yet. Now they want to do a surgery and I don't know the name. It sounds like an odd recovery to us and one that we don't think he can handle being a nervous person anyway. For one solid week he will have to keep his head down, his nose pointing to the floor even to sleep. If he forgets and puts his head up it can damage the surgery. He will have the surgery to put a weight in his eyelid so his eye closes at night (that is probably from Bell's Palsy he had several years ago). His eye not closing is allowing germs or dust or whatever to cause infection. His son suggests he go ahead with that surgery and the shots and make the big decision about the other surgery later on. Oh the joys of getting older. As for me my blood platelets have gone down three more points. The low dose steroids are not working so I'm quitting them since they can cause eye, bone, and no telling what other problems. So for now no treatments, just rest when I get tired and do the best I can. If I ever start bleeding I will have to be pumped with steroids and have my spleen taken out. Our whine for the year, pull our selves up by the boot straps and do the best we can with what we have left.