Today, 5 years ago, I had a clash with a motorbike. Pedestrians come off very badly, so do NOT try it! I landed on my face. Necessitating reconstruction: I am now bionic, I have titanium in my face! 15 new teeth: and they’re straight and fine! But, by far, the worst injury was to my eyes. I’ve now had 11 ops/procedures to them. I was told only 30% of injuries like mine have any sight at all. The left eye necessitated a new lens, I got a distance lens in that eye. The badly damaged right eye has been a real challenge, and had 8 of the procedures. One of the problems is that I have a blown pupil, and the new lens was meant for reading, crafting, computer, ie close up. The eye just will not cooperate! I suffered some brain damage, this is one area relating to that. My right eye should be seeing well, but my brain won’t let it!
Anyway, after 4 1/2 years, the healing and stability of vision meant I was finally able to get reading glasses that allow me to see better close up. Problem is, if I look up with my glasses on, I get seasick! Weird. The Optometrist also picked up that the left lens was becoming encapsulated, causing my distance vision to become blurred. I had to have a laser procedure to remove that, before I could get variefocal lenses for glasses that stay on all day. Yesterday I had the procedure. It went brilliantly! I can see clearly to a really good distance. In 3- 4 weeks I’ll go for new variefocals! That’s the good news. Great news! But I have a chronic infection in both eyes, and need treatment for 6 months with antibiotics, drops, gels etc. Not good!
I also went to the GP because I have a “yucky” wrist according to my grandson 🙂 . I have had a ganglion removed from this wrist before, and have two more popping up looking yucky. Another one is internal. I have no feeling in 3 fingers. Off to Orthopedic Surgeon today. Bad news.
I’ve had asthma for a long time, pretty well controlled. Jan/Feb this year I had pneumonia twice, and have been having problems since. Doc sent me for chest xrays. Pneumonia again. Sheesh! Bad news
From there son and I went to dentist. I was going for a refill in a tooth I keep grinding the life out of, and to fit a new crown on a tooth that was only slightly damaged in the accident, but had been “porcelained”. I cracked it open. The dentist was delayed by an hour. It has never happened before, but between an emergency and the lab being late delivering, it was chaos. So we waited and had lunch. My son went in as planned, I had the next app. But I felt so sick, my app was gladly postponed, bring in all the next apps to order. My son is having all 4 wisdom teeth out under sedation later today.
He has abscesses under 2 of them, fortunately draining. Bad news.
Oh well, we’ll undergo our ops/procedures and come out better.
I won’t be crafting for a time, nor blogging much. My eyes need rest!
Other good news, the Grandies are coming agin over the weekend! Woo hoo!
I saw the Orthopedic Surgeon today. Once again I am among the rarest of people! Ganglions do not occur where mine are. I also have nerve impingement. He has taken blood for an arthritis profile. The bone beneath the ganglions has holes in them, so there is something else going on he says. Depending on the results next Tuesday, he may operate Thursday. Why must everything be a Big Production in my life 🙂
My son had his 4 wisdom teth extracted a couple of hours ago. No problems. He has a fabulous sense of humour normally, but we’ve been in hysterics at his loop-de-loop mutterings and observations as he wakes up. 🙂