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    things are not good with me

    Middle of the night Friday I woke up with a terrible headache just over my right eye. Opened my eye and could see nothing. Everything was black.

    Went to urgent care Saturday and that doctor said he couldn't help me I had to go to the er and see an eye surgeon. He called ahead and the surgeon met me at the hospital. I was given an IV and he put me on four different drops and a pill. The pressure in my eye was 77. Normal is 25, kept me there five hours then said I could go home but had to go to his office in the morning.

    I went and he tried to do some test but the eye is so bad he couldn't do much. Then he told me I have to see a surgeon in Boston so he made an apt for me for Tuesday at 10:30. Told me if I hadn't gone in to see him I would have been totally blind within 24 hours. So I have to keep putting the drops in four times a day and the pills twice a day until I go to Boston.

    I will need some kind of eye surgery if there is any hope in saving the eye. Not looking forward to this, I hate going to Boston for anything but I have no choice. My son in law has hired a limo to get me there and back and my daughter is coming with me but I am still not looking forward to this.

    I still have the headache, not as bad but dr. said until the pressure is relieved I will have the headache. Just hope they can save the eye. I don't know what I'm in for but whatever it is can't be good. Alex moved in with his girlfriend but said he'd come back home until I get home to take care of Phoenix and the cats. Not everyone can come in here with her.

    I know things have a way of working themselves out but still the unknown is terrifying. I also know that Boston has the best doctors on the east coast so if anyone can help me they can but I am still not looking forward to the whole ordeal.
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    So sorry for your eye problems, Linda. Fortunately you are close to Boston, they have the best doctors in the world, you will be taken good care of, be positive!

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    I know but its still scary
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda2147 View Post
    I know but its still scary
    Eye surgery is scary for everyone who has it. You are not alone. Nobody likes doing this. But always remember where you are is not something to be scared about.

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    I also belong to a Christian message board and will ask them to pray for you.

    Does anyone know what caused this or at least have an idea?

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    not yet, I have an apt. in boston on Tuesday morning
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    I will be over the Atlantic Ocean then - going to Europe for two weeks - but I hope you can give everyone else a good update from the hospital.

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    I'm so sorry about your eye Linda. You are in my prayers.
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    Hope it goes well for you Linda. Wishing you the best

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    had my apt. this morning in Boston, didn't go as good as I had hoped for. I need two maybe three surgries on the eye. First to remove a large, thick cataract, second is I have glacoma and they are going to put a shunt in the eye to leave in to keep the eye draining then use a laser to make a path for it to drain. They said when when the pressure went so high it caused irrepaiable damage to the optic nerve. They are hoping to restore some sight in the eye but the eye will never be like a normal eye. My surgery is the 24th and have to go back to check it on the 25th so will be getting a hotel room for the night so not to have to travel back and forth. Then have to go back a week later, then again the next wee, then the next month then in three months. Won't know really how much damage until they get the cataract out of the way so they can see behind it. I saw several drs and had numerous tests done. Was there over five hours getting tested. Have 4 eye drop prescriptions I have to use twice a day until the day of surgery. I will keep you all updated if anything changes
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    So sorry to hear about your eye Linda, that must be a frightening experience losing sight in it after headache pain, our eyesight is so precious, I really hope they do a good job in surgery and you can at least gain partial sight in that eye. I wonder what made your pressure so extremely high so quickly.

    You'll be in my thoughts on the 24th, wishing you the best. Hang in there my friend, when it rains it really pours for you lately. I hope the pain and discomfort isn't too bad, but I imagine it is. Will be looking forward to your update after the surgery, hope it goes smooth with no complications. Please take care.

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    No one knows why the pressure went so high in that eye. I still have the headache off and on as the pressure fluctuates. I have four different eye drops that do help some. I've been on them for two weeks and got refills enough to last until after the surgery. Who knows after that. Already have the limo booked to take us to Boston for the surgery and staying at a hotel that night as I have to go back for a checkup the next morning, then the limo will bring us home. Alex will be staying here while I'm gone and Penny will come mid day when she get she gets out of work to take Phoenix out. But I have the best doctors in the world working on my eye so if anyone can do anything its them. Tuffs medical center is the best of the best and even though I hate going into Boston I have to do it.
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    That sounds serious Linda, but it's comforting to know you'll be getting quality care and have family to support you during this time. Having a limo available is great, one less thing to stress about.

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    Ohhhhh no I am praying for you all the way untill you get home and healthy and well.

    Bless you dear.

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    The dr. said the high pressure in the eye damaged the optic nerve, he won't know how much damage was done until he actually gets in there to see. He thinks he can restore my sight at least partially but even that is a wait and see
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