Head held high!

Surgery went well and I was allowed home to sleep in my own bed on Thursday.

On Friday we returned to The Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, for an 08:30 appointment. The dressing was removed and Elly was shown how to clean the eye four times a day and how the drops were to be inserted.  On that day I saw nothing but the water level in the operated eye.

By Saturday, I could see the tops of the trees.

Posturing finished officially yesterday afternoon and Elly drove me to Carrickfergus for a short walk. It was wonderful to be outdoors again. At the moment I need to be careful stepping off or onto a kerb, but that will improve with each day.


Sunday Walk

Sunday Walk

Eyes hidden behind my sunglasses and protected from the sun by a wide brimmed hat.

The water level mark has lowered and allowed me to see more each day. Although not required, I am still posturing for an hour in the morning and afternoon.

The Audio books keep me amused while Elly does some work. So far I have made lunch on two occasions. I then claim to be tired and leave her with the dirty dishes… well she does need a few little jobs to keep her on her toes! 😛

I have a return appointment to see the Consultant on 22nd September… not too long to wait.

I am taking it easy with reading, so it might be a couple of weeks before I return to normal posting, reading and commenting. Enjoy the rest from my mutterings!

Thanks must go to: The Medical Staff at the hospital, Elly and all those who offered help in any and every way. The good wishes, lighted candles and prayers were all much appreciated.

As an aside, I took particular notice of the team who looked after me on both Thursday & Friday, the majority were ‘Guest workers’ in our country. Prime Minister David Cameron, should be ashamed of calling refuggees ‘A Swarm’, Without these… as the Germans say Gastarbeiter, our NHS – National Health Service would crumble!

20 thoughts on “Head held high!

  1. mybeautfulthings

    How lovely to hear from you and to see you! Glad that the posturing didn’t have to last too long and that your sight is improving. Onwards and upwards, as they say. So glad we lit a candle for you.
    With love and good wishes, Sally 🙂

    1. Grannymar Post author

      Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I am doing really doing well and only using the laptop for very short spells. I would hate to undo all the great work so far. Please be patient with me.

  2. rustylily

    Well said Grannymar! Completely agree with you about the good people who come to work in this country. And best wishes for your speedy recovery.

  3. Bev

    So nice that everything went well. You have been in my prayers. We are blessed with so many wonderful people in our daily lives that make everything better. Miss your postings, but don’t rush. Ha, enjoy getting the dishes done. So nice that Elly is there for you. Take care.

  4. nanleitz

    GM, Glad you are doing so well. I am thinking of you and hoping you are seeing better every day.
    I love the picture of you in the big black hat. You look like Natasha of “Boris and Natasha” the Russian spies from the Cold War. Do you remember how they used to come up through the sewer covers in the middle of the street in West Berlin? Natasha always looked very smart in her big black hat, and so do you!

    Hello to Elly, too

  5. wisewebwoman

    Love the pic, consider it for header, oh dark and mysterious one. Glad all has gone so well for you, continue on with Nurse Elly and your support staff :)You’re in excellent hands m’ dear.


  6. bikehikebabe66

    So glad you’re Out of the Woods. Don’t understand the Water Level Mark but you don’t have to explain. Take it easy.

  7. recyclersa

    Yay Grannymar, so pleased to see you are well and up and about 🙂 Don’t rush it … Elly might not feel needed if you do. Laura

  8. Maxi

    Love your photo GM, yet even more that you are doing okay. Blessings to Elly for the wonderful daughter that she is aaaand nurse as well.
    blessings ~ maxi


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