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Quick Update: No News is Good News

07 Sep

Hello to everyone. I’ve been getting email asking how things are going so I thought I’d post a quick update and catch everyone up. The site is seeing quite a bit of traffic

First of all, I am still wearing the soft, custom lens on my grafted eye. I’m still very pleased with it. I went ahead and ordered a couple of pair of them which should keep me going until my next appointment with Dr. Holland. If he removes sutures, my prescription is likely to change some – so I don’t want to have expensive lenses I just throw away (these lenses last 3 months.)  My vision is about the same as it was in July.  Not pin-prick-perfect, but very close.   With my right eye working with the grafted one, I have great vision.

I’m so happy with the night driving. We took a trip to Atlanta last week and I did a lot of night driving then. It was wonderful to be able to just drive on and get the trip done while others snoozed in the car.  We were going to dragon*con, and while we were there I noticed that many of the attendees in costume were wearing those weird colored contact lenses.  I shuddered to think about the damage they could do being in there for 18+ hours a day.

My allergies have been a bit of an issue, but nothing like last year. I’m taking daily allergy meds and my eyes don’t get very itchy anymore.  I take a daily Zyrtec as I’ve mentioned before.

I’m still compulsive about protecting my graft and it’s paid off recently. The other day an extension cord in my garage came down and whacked me on my safety glasses covering the grafted eye! Anytime I’m doing yard, garage or basement work, I wear something.  I think it would have hit me in the eye directly!

I don’t have that much news beyond this.

Keep the comments and questions coming – I’m happy to try to answer them.

image by Tjerk Zweers used under creative commons CC:Attribution 2.0 Generic.

 
3 Comments

Posted by on September 7, 2012 in Diary Entries, Recovery

 

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3 responses to “Quick Update: No News is Good News

  1. Simon Luty

    October 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Scott Just wanted so say your blog has been a fantastic help over the past year. I had a graft last July in London UK and am now going through the slow recovery. So far so good though. Hope you keep improving. Cheers Simon

     
    • Scott

      October 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      Happy it’s been helpful. Best wishes for your continued recovery – it takes a while, but it’s worth it.

       
  2. Rafi Sheikh

    March 23, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Hi Scott, your blog is very informative. I had DALK in October 2014 and patiently waiting for a good vision. 50% of my sutures have been removed so far. the vision is still not good. but I hope as the healing completes the vision should get better. Rafi

     

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