I'd Appreciate A Prayer

Unfortunately, my left eye pretty much has failed me since my cataract surgery in July. 
I got more bad news this morning... My right eye is failing also.  They took my drivers license from me... a medical suspension... my right eye was really bad this morning when I went to get my license replaced... I knew I felt like my vision was impaired on the way over Richard and I had been talking about it...
Their eye test showed that I have 20/70 vision in my right eye... none in my left... which I basically knew about my left... but I was caught off guard about my right eye... I had an eye test less than two weeks ago and my right eye I had 20/40... anyway... the situation is deteriorating rapidly...
I'm more than a little stressed about it.  I don't even really know how to deal with this right now.  I want to cry but on the other hand its like... why cry... it won't help... 
I had been hesitating about having a cornea transplant... thinking it was a shame to spend so much money on myself as long as I could see well enough with my right eye... but now that I'm looking at things getting even worse I'm anxious to get the cornea transplant right away. 
The guy who suspended my license this morning was very nice.  He has been having to deal with vision problems too.  He actually had a cornea transplant in his left eye about two years ago... he said he has 20/30 vision in that eye now...
He said that it took about a year for his eye to heal... I asked him how he dealt with it...  He said for about 4 months he stayed at home and was kind of depressed... but he did finally get used to having only his right eye working... and he got back to work and now as I said he has like 20/30 vision in the eye...
He has the same eye problem in his right eye and now his right eye is getting increasingly worse and he is on a list for a cornea for his right eye... so... I guess if you have one eye working you have to wait an indeterminate amount of time to get a cornea for the second eye... I'm blind in one eye and headed that way for the second so I don't know how they will handle that.  Maybe they'll get me a seeing eye dog... I like dogs...  As far as the computer goes... that scares me... I so look forward to getting online everyday...  Like I said... I'm no longer hesitant about whether or not I want a cornea transplant... I just want in like yesterday...
Its kind of awful to think of but right now it seems like my only hope.  Well I've burdened you long enough.  Thank you for your prayers and I hope you'll keep praying as I really could use a miracle.  Hugs Elissa Cara's Mom For Always

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deleted_user
deleted_user

I am so sorry for this. I will definitley keep you in my prayers. Hugs, Barbara
Livingjuicy
Livingjuicy

Prayers beamed in your direction my friend and thank you for letting us know as the collective can be powerful. Continued healing to you and lots of tender loving care too. Big hugs, Joanie
deleted_user
deleted_user

How the hell can they screw up cataract surgery? Did the lens not implant correctly? If that is the case they used the wrong lens and the doc has to redo it. It sounds to me like he used an off the wall brand of lens. Elissa a cataract is a grainy type of growth between the lens and the cornea. There is jelly stuff that protects the cornea. If the lens is screwed up you lose your vision. My mom had a lot of pressure behind her eye during the surgery. they took her lens out already but could not continue with the surgery until the pressure went down. She had no sight at all in that eye. She went back the next day and they put the lens in. She sees very well now. The only thing it could be is the lens. What did the eye doc say? I think this is a case where you need a second opinion from someone on the other side of town. Don\'t you go another day with worry. Get on the phone and make an appointment. There is no reason to lose your sight due to incompetense. Please know you are in my prayers and waiting to hear what the outcome of your call is. Love ya, Kathy
PS do you need me to come down there and beat somebody up?
ihart
ihart

Elissa,
I am so sorry to hear this. I understand being in shock . You actually have to grieve for the body part before you can feel better. Sounds a bit crazy but I learned that in nursing when people had amputations.
his being the yaer 2010 I bet there are accomodations one can have for the computer so you can keep in touch. I would sorely miss you and your antics :-).Hugs, Inga
RememberKala
RememberKala

Sending love and energy to you in hopes of coronea replacement surgery soon. Sending love and energy to the family of the donor of the coronea you will receive. Kala was a coronea donor. Latia was the recipient. It\'s a two sided gift, but one that I\'m glad happened for Latia. I will be glad for you too. Just never forget where the gift comes from...for Kala, for me, for all of us. I know you won\'t!, but I had to say this. I know you understand. Take care sweet friend, love, Teri.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Praying the corneal transplant has been scheduled and soon your sight in that eye will be restored as good or almost as good as ever in that eye. Truly your friend, BarbaraWawa
deleted_user
deleted_user

I too will be praying for you Elissa. You will get through this, you will.

Love and prayers,
Gale Sue
lynette22
lynette22

Praying, praying, praying. Sending you love and big hugs.