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Sometimes in our lives significant events happen that you want to share, or inform people about that they may not be aware of.

This has happened to me, my best vision is in my right eye and this is the one affected and I think more people should be aware of it, because I wasn't, it's called - Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) is a complication that can occur some time after cataract surgery.  I had my cataract surgery in 2017.

I got a letter today to invited me for laser treatment, but it's not until August.  It's a long way off, but it still scares me, because I know to do laser treatment they will have to immobilise my eye, and that is quite painful, but I read they don't do that.  Fingers crossed.

Basically, they are going to laser my eyeball 😯

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Never fear. It isn't that bad. You're a strong person and I know  you will handle yourself with dignity and courage. Until they come at you then, if you're anything like me, you may backslide just a tiny little bit. You're right I had never heard of PCO. It's good to know about possible complications of a procedure that all of us will, at some point, be faced with.

August isn't that far away really 😉

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I've had my cataract surgeries done also and I have never heard of Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) either. I don't know you much but I can say that laser therapy has come a long way in the past few years. There was a news segment on channel nine here in Australia praising the laser therapy used in place of cataract surgery saying that it was less invasive but highly successful. 

I believe that you'll face this situation head on and won't have any regrets whatsoever. August is only a few months away ...plenty of time to prepare for your therapy.

good luck anyhoo and keep us informed.

 

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Kool, it's good to know what to look out for.  I never heard of it either, I ignored letters from the Opticians to get my eyes checked, because I thought I was fixed after the cataract op and I needed no more input from them.

Now I know, if you have cataracts ops, get your eyes checked out every year, they can spot a problem early.

My right eye is worse than before I had the original op, I have a white gauze over it.  But I'm managing OK, my left one has taken over so I can read and do most things.

We need to be told about this sooner, then we know about PCO and how to make sure our sight is not compromised.

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I have a new one to pass on to you guys.  One of happiness and deep sighs of contentment ... sorry it's a bit long, I tend to blather on a bit.

At last. I got a couple of local lads today to cut my grass. It's a tiny patch, it was long yes, but the lads accepted a tenner. They will come back every month to cut it again. Much better than the ones I had earlier who insisted they do it once a fortnight. Well, that's OK if you're a grass freak, but I'm not, once a month is more sensible to me. I was watching and noticed that they had a brush that was on it last legs, (obviously they were just cutting grass to earn a crust, I'm happy about that) so I said 'hey you need a new brush'. Yes we do, they said... I said, I have 2 garden brushes and an indoor brush, you are welcome to one of my old garden brushes. So off they went with a newish brush and their payment for 20 minutes work.  That's a good day for everyone 🙂

We melded two houses together when Dad died, so we have spares of everything, makes sense to put it to use where it's needed.

 

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9 hours ago, bletheringeejit said:

Hi Kath.  Good luck with that on the 13th.  Please do let us know how it goes.  

In the meantime can I suggest that you type with your fingers instead of your right eye.  You will find it easier.    A Joke Kath, a joke, honestly just a joke.  😁😁

I can touch type normally, It was one of  my jobs, but as time goes by it tends to get a little rusty.  Also, when you touch type you have to look at the screen to see if everything you see is what your fingers are doing as you type and if it's correct.  I just did this without looking at the keyboard, I did have to correct a few misses. ;)

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5 hours ago, Merlin said:

This topic should be a Blog 😉

it is a blog just not in the Blog section. It’s a great topic, Kath. Maybe  could move it for you if you like?

Makara? Why haven’t you started a blog yet? I know you’ve got one inside waiting to bloom.

I'm not really blog kind of person.  My thoughts are a little erratic, first one subject and then a few minutes later I'm on to something else.... It would be too confusing in a blog I think.

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I had to call the hospital today to check on my appointment.  I had 2 recorded messages from the NHS which were so bad they where inaudible.  I didn't know if they were cancelling or confirming.

It turns out they were to confirm... so it's game on for Monday.  Yes, I'm scared, the fear of the unknown is worse than the actual thing.

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7 hours ago, Merlin said:

This topic should be a Blog 😉

it is a blog just not in the Blog section. It’s a great topic, Kath. Maybe  could move it for you if you like?

Makara? Why haven’t you started a blog yet? I know you’ve got one inside waiting to bloom.

a blog .... i could write a best seller about my time at Muirkirk Primary from 1975 to 1980 and all the crazy bat sh*t stuff i got up to lol ... it would probably take a year for me to write 

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Tomorrow is the day, I set my alarm for 8am... I didn't know there were 2 eights on the clock until now since I retired.

Yes I'm apprehensive, but mostly because I have to go alone.  We all like support when we are facing a difficult situation.  But now I'm alone in the world, this is the first time I have to face this kind of thing on my own without a buddy with me.  My hubby died 3 years ago tomorrow,  (a weird coincidence).  So this is how it is now, I can do this, I am strong, I have no choice... so here we go tomorrow.

I'll let you know how it goes.

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On a lesser scale there's happiness in Chez splitinfinitive, one of the cats has been unwell, I caught him and put him in the cat carry cage and while I checked out vets online... he's banned from the local clinic after escaping, scratching the vet and trashing the clinic on a cat vax trip,  my significant other gave him a small tin of people tuna which he actually ate some of after not eating for several days.

Last night he came in the house and settled down in his favorite spot on the stairs.

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On 9/15/2021 at 10:51 PM, Kath said:

Oh split, aren't pets so annoying .  They display worrying signs and then turn around to display normal behaviour.

So worrying.

I don't have pets now because of the sky-rocketing vet fees and the mess they produce.  I have to look after me now.  I do feed a wild hedgehog that adopted me, but that's my choice.

i'm glad your vision has improved Kath ... i know what it's like to have eye operations ... i was born with a alternating squint ... when i was 3 i had a operation on each eye to straighten out my squint ... it didn't work so i had another operation on my right eye when i was 10 it didn't work either but i was told if i had another eye operation there was a good chance i would go blind as my eye muscles were as tightened as far as they could go ... so i've learned to live with my squint and saw the funny side of it telling people i can see round corners and look up girl/women's skirts lol  .... it's way better than being blind

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