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Corneal Transplant Countdown – 1 week to go

01 Mar
Springtime in Kentucky by Scott Clark

Springtime in Kentucky is Coming

It’s been a good week.  The signs of Spring are all around Kentucky.  If there is a more beautiful place to be in the Spring than Kentucky, I’ve not found it.  Soon foals will be visible in the plank-wood fields in the rural parts of the state and Lexington’s downtown will get busier during the day as people come out.

I bought myself a present – a new commuter bike, and to get it, I made a short 350 mile roadtrip to Indianapolis, listening to an Audiobook (“Shopclass as Soulcraft”).  Knowing I may not be driving much for the next couple of weeks, I thought it would be nice to go on a short mission.  I was right, it was fun – and I got a great deal on the bike!

I have had mostly good days with the semi-scleral lens, wearing it for 11-12 hours daily – my absolute max.  I’ve done well on watching the clock and not forgetting (easy to do on good days, when your eye feels great.)

But the calendar is ruthlessly counting down the days until I go in for my DALK procedure.   I’m apprehensive about it, but reason with myself that I’m already functionally blind in my left eye. It’s not as if I have great vision and am treating some invisible condition with a risk of losing what I have.  The overwhelmingly likely scenario is a successful procedure next week.   So, let the days come and I’ll check in again in a while.

 

 

The “7” photo to the left is by Alan Campbell.  The field is by me.
 
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Posted by on March 1, 2011 in Diary Entries, Pre Surgery, Surgery-Story

 

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