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Hoping and Praying for a Good Outcome for Geoff's Eye Operation!

This is a discussion on Hoping and Praying for a Good Outcome for Geoff's Eye Operation! within the Orchid Community Support and Special Projects forums, part of the The Outback Terrace Bar category; Good news!!! Glad to hear that the surgery went well.. Have a rest, and I ...

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    Good news!!! Glad to hear that the surgery went well.. Have a rest, and I am sure you will be up and around soon enough. Looking forward to seeing your posts here real soon.


    Best wishes.

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    Glad to here a good news from surgery,rest your eyes and I wish you recovery in short time.cheers

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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Geoff .

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    Thank you, one and all. It was heart-warming to read your kind messages.

    My last visit to the consultant was to check up how the operation had gone ; they did a CT scan ( what a clever piece of kit that is) and showed me the results on the screen , some 5 minutes after doing the scan. There is no doubt at all that it has been a 100% success.

    The ( common) technique in retinal detachment or separation cases is to put a bubble of gas in the eye, to hold things together with extra pressure. The gas dissipates slowly over a period of weeks, and until it has done so, it is necessary to look through it - like looking through slightly steamed up dark glass. Now, the bubble has shrunk so that I can see over it, and the top half of my vision looks good to me - the best it has been for a year since all this started. The lower half is poor, because of the bubble, which makes weeding the garden a little difficult - it is not possible to do that whilst looking up !

    And of course, travel by 'plane is banned until the bubble has quite gone ( there is a risk of actual explosion, which sounds like a risk I think I prefer to miss.) But maybe in another month or so I shall be able to start planning some future holidays - I have in mind a trip to the Yucatan peninsular in Mexico/Guatemala around Xmas, New Year, which I hope to sell to my wife as a visit to see the Mayan archaeology , and if we happened to spend some time in the rain forest, well, wouldn't that be nice ! And in some 15 months time approx. there is a World Orchid Conference in South Africa, which is one of my wife's favourite destinations . I am hoping that not only will I be OK, but of course that my wife will too and neither is quite axiomatic when our combined ages add up to 167. But all that is the future - at least I can now see a future !

    God Bless you all, you lovely people.

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    Such good news, Geoff! May you travel for the next decade at the very least!

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    Geoff, I am happy that things are going well for you after your Op. Don't overdo in the garden and I am sure you will get the expected complete results.

    I too have my eyes and Calendar set for The world Orch. Conference In S.Africa . next year, God willing and my health holds up. Let us both keep thinking positive.

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    Have a speedy recovery Geoff. Hope it all went well.

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