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Keratoconus: Update the...What Are We On Now? Seventh. - Walking on the Edge
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Keratoconus: Update the...What Are We On Now? Seventh.
HEY YOU GUYS. I PAID OFF MY FIRST SURGERY YESTERDAY!!!!! And it's all, 100%, completely thanks to every single person who has been wonderful enough to donate, bid, help, etc. with this burdensome expense. THANK YOU ALL SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!! Really, I can't say it enough (but I'll try!). THANK YOU.

I also had my second check-up yesterday. In short, everything looks good so far.

In longer version: The doc said my cornea looks healthy, albeit a bit "scratched and scuffed" from the surgery. (But that's not abnormal.) He wants me to use the lubricating drops more regularly to help the healing, so: check! And we are going to slooooowly wean me off the steroids (or "steeroids," hah) over the next 15 days. They tested my vision, but at this time, the doc isn't looking for change yet; just making sure nothing drastic has happened. They also did a pentacam (sp?) scan and a topography to see how the eye is looking, but this early after the procedure, they are mostly just doing that to make sure the eye is healthy; it will be 1-3 months before they will be able to see if the procedure is being effective, at which point, if they see "a regression" (i.e. the cornea is slightly better in shape than it is now) then they'll be pretty confident it's working. If it is working (and they fully expect it to, given the positive results thus far), then at about 3 months in (so about 2.5 months now) I would talk about/do the procedure for the left eye, too. I am very hopeful! My next appointment is in a month; so there may be news then on how it's working. *crosses fingers*

In other things, doctoraicha tells me there is enough money (or money + money pending) to cover the left-eye surgery too, and some may even come in to help with the medications and all the debt I'm getting in from having to miss so much work. OMG! WOW!! AND OTHER EXCLAMATIONS. That is just the most fantastic news ever. I feel very unworthy but grateful. *hugs for everyone*

And I don't even know what else to say. <3

xo

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txvoodoo From: txvoodoo Date: November 3rd, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC) (current file)
YAY YOU. AND YAY FOR THE MOENY FOR THE OTHER EYE.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 4th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC) (current file)
I KNOW! YAY!! :D
elfie_chan From: elfie_chan Date: November 3rd, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC) (current file)
WOO-HOO! May the news continue to be good!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 4th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC) (current file)
I hope so, too! :D
spectralbovine From: spectralbovine Date: November 3rd, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC) (current file)
In other things, doctoraicha tells me there is enough money (or money + money pending) to cover the left-eye surgery too, and some may even come in to help with the medications and all the debt I'm getting in from having to miss so much work. OMG! WOW!! AND OTHER EXCLAMATIONS. That is just the most fantastic news ever. I feel very unworthy but grateful. *hugs for everyone*
Wow, that is AMAZING!!! Go go gadget Internet.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 4th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC) (current file)
I KNOW, RIGHT?? So awesome. :D
brainchild129 From: brainchild129 Date: November 4th, 2010 12:09 am (UTC) (current file)
Aww, that is great! I'm glad that not only your eye is doing well, but that so many people on the internet can come together to help you. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 4th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC) (current file)
Me too. It's just completely amazing!
worldforawhile From: worldforawhile Date: November 4th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC) (current file)
YAY congrats!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 4th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC) (current file)
Yay! Thanks. So touched by it all. :)
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foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 4th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC) (current file)
Heeee - I hope you really enjoy both items. :) And making cakes in my honor, heh. *hugs*
library_of_sex From: library_of_sex Date: November 4th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC) (current file)
AWESOME NEWS IS AWESOME!!!!!!! I really hope they'll see a regression soon and that you can proceed with your left eye's surgery!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 4th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC) (current file)
Me too! I am optimistic and hopeful. :)
alexthedevil From: alexthedevil Date: November 4th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC) (current file)
there is enough money (or money + money pending) to cover the left-eye surgery too, and some may even come in to help with the medications and all the debt I'm getting in from having to miss so much work

That is SO AMAZING, this has just completely warmed my heart seeing everyone rally to your cause. Internets, I am proud of you.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 4th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC) (current file)
I know, right? For all the drama and craziness on the internet, sometimes it's easy to forget that it's filled with a ton of awesome, kind people.
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foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 4th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC) (current file)
HEE! YAY!

*points to matching icon*
ashcomp From: ashcomp Date: November 4th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC) (current file)
Congratulations girl. Seriously impressed--and amazed. But I expect that everyone staring at a screen can empathize with eyesight.

So glad this worked out.
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