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December 23, 2008

Vitrectomy

As I mentioned, work's been quite busy. It let up some over the holiday, which turns out to be a good thing, as Jean needed eye surgery. We've been working with her doctor, Dr. Ma, doing tests over a period of a few weeks, and he finally said she needed a vitrectomy. We had to drive to St. Vincent early Monday morning, when the roads were Hell. In all, most of the day was eaten up.

We drove up again today for a post-op check-up. Roads still sucked, though not quite as bad. He wants us to come up again tomorrow, so I'll still get my shot at a heart attack from stressful driving.

Jean was of course feeling rather under the weather after the surgery. Today she is feeling a little bit better. We have a couple weeks at least of post-surgical hoo-hah. She needs to keep her face pointed at the floor for two weeks, for instance.

Anyway, that's the big news for now. Hope everyone is having a good holiday.

Posted by dpwakefield at December 23, 2008 04:04 PM

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"Vitrectomy is a surgery to remove some or all of the vitreous humor"

I hope that's nothing like the funny bone or you're in for a world of hurt Mr. funny man ;)

Hope she feels better soon. And no heart attacks are allowed.

Posted by: Adam at December 23, 2008 04:43 PM

She's got a bit of a road yet, but already is markedly more animated than the day of the surgery. The doctor says there will be followups for weeks, and possible complications that will be dealt with if they occur. Apparently, cataracts are not an unheard of response by the body to this type of surgery.

As for heart attacks, I walked to Fred Meyer twice today to do prescription ferrying, so I finally got some exercise. Still feel crappy and slug-like, but as Jean becomes less dependent on our aid, I can do more for my own health.

Cross your fingers, dude!

Posted by: Donald Wakefield at December 23, 2008 07:27 PM

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