Breaking silence.

 

Blog posts from me have been few and far between of late and now I am in a position to share the reason. This post is not a pity party, only an explanation.

Today I had a problem confirmed. Certainly not life threatening, but a nuisance just the same. I have a problem with my right eye. No connection with the infection I had over the Christmas period, or the antibiotic I was given for it.

I saw my Optometrist on Monday and he arranged for me to see an Ophthalmologist for specialist advice this morning.

The membrane over the macula has become wrinkled just like my neck and face or an un-ironed shirt.. Stop laughing Toyboys, Iโ€™m serious! In the gap caused by the wrinkles are bubbles/cysts. The membrane needs to be peeled in surgery to stop it progressing further.

The cause? In short: Too many birthdays. ๐Ÿ™

It might well be March before they are ready for me. What a wonderful birthday present that would be! ๐Ÿ˜€

Now I wonder what mischief I can get up to in the meantimeโ€ฆ..

42 thoughts on “Breaking silence.

    1. Grannymar Post author

      Maybe I should try singing: I’m forever blowing bubbles! ๐Ÿ˜† The plan is in place, all I need is patience!

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  1. magpie11

    You’ll think of something! Meantime, having a diagnosis must be some kind of relief…..keep us informed.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Thanks magpie 11. Two of my brothers have ‘eye’ issues, each one is different, so I know not to take chances or neglect my eyes.

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  2. kenju

    Oh, gosh, too many birthdays causes a lot of problems, doesn’t it? That’s why my mitral valve had to be repaired. Hope your eye can be fixed soon.

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  3. Cathy

    You did make mention of somethng in your last comment to me – I see now what you meant. Will your surgery be under a general or can it be done as a day case? Good luck and do let us know how things progress
    Cathy

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Cathy, I think it will be done in a similar way to cataract surgery, but take longer. I have had lens implants.in both eyes in the past, so know what is ahead of me. An overnight stay will be required.

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  4. Wisewebwoman

    Ah missus are you stuck without driving until you get ironed out? (Sorry abt the bad joke there)
    Too many birthdays are a mixed bag aren’t they?

    In my thoughts

    XO
    WWW

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Yesterday, I let the bus do the work for me, since the drops used to dilate my pupils would distort my view and of course they checked both eyes. I am allowed to drive in the meantime while wearing my glasses.

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  5. Bev

    Laughed outright about the wrinkles. They, the Ophthalmologists, can do so much in this day and age. I now have to new lens implants. An eye at a time. So awesome! In days of yore i would have lost my sight because of cataracts. Waiting is the hard part. Take care and keep us posted.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Laughter was what I hoped to achieve. I had lens implants in both eyes a year apart and they certainly brought better vision and colour back to my world. My grandmother needed cataract surgery, but in her day you had to go completely blind before they did anything about it, she didn’t so had to live in a world of shadows for years and she never lost her sense of humour. She has always been my hero. I will get through this with her in mind!

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  6. rummuser

    Balderdash Grannymar. Those wrinkles did not come up because of the number of birthdays that you have celebrated. They came because of all the winking that you did at your toy boys. Come on fess up.

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  7. cedar51

    Well don’t let the wrinkly eyes slow you down now, get on with whatever you want to do – you can have an “bandaged” rest later on ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Cathy, it has not stopped me in my tracks. there are more pass-times than reading. I cooking and baking away and completed another jigsaw last night!

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  8. Brighid

    Attitude is three fourths the battle I think, so you will do just fine. Might want to use this as an opportunity to be escorted about by a couple of handsome gentlemen…

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Brighid, You know me… I got plenty of attitude! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think I need to practice ‘posturing’ – it might be necessary for me to have my head positioned face downwards for a day or three. Hell what are three days in a lifetime.. not even a speck on the chart of life.

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  9. jay53

    And here am I, recently returned to Blogland and so many of my old favourites are MIA. So pleased that you’ve posted your reason for not blogging, but I’m sorry to hear you need a little work. I was told this week that I have the very beginnings of cataracts! I think I am FAR too young for cataracts, but there you go. Too many birthdays.

    I hope your op goes well – and that they get around to it quickly for you.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Welcome back to blogland, Jay. Thank you for the good wishes. Cataracts seem to be no respect-er of age. I have a young nephew who like you, was told he had the beginnings of a cataract. Surgery for implants is very common these days and only takes 20 mins. I had both eyes done successfully in 2010 & 2011.

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      1. jay53

        Yes, I’ve heard the surgery is quick and easy. I’m not looking forward to the bit between then and now, though, with gradually worsening vision. So much of what I love to do is vision-related: reading, crafting, watching movies, etc.

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        1. Grannymar Post author

          At least they can restore the sight with the surgery. My grandmother had cataracts in the days when you actually had to go blind before they attempted it. She never did and lived in the shadows for years, but she remained cheerful for all her days.

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          1. jay53

            That’s how it still is with floaters, of which I have a thousand and one. You actually have to be at the point where it won’t matter if the retina detaches during the procedure because you’ll hardly be any worse off. I’m hoping that’ll change before I need it!

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  10. Big John

    About fifteen years ago I went almost totally blind. I could not see myself in the mirror. In fact, I couldn’t see the mirror ! Two fantastic surgeons restored my sight. I’m sure all will go well for you. So good luck, and don’t wink at the ‘Toyboy’ wearing the mask.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      John I will try to remember! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like the Consultant and trust him, all I need is to have patience to be his patient.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Thank you Emma and รine for the good wishes. Today I am glad to be tucked up cosy and warm indoors while the wind howls outside!

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