Sunday, 21 October 2012

Nearly 11 Months Post-Surgery!

I can't believe that it has been 10 months since I last posted and nearly 11 months since I had the retinal detachment surgery. It is crazy how quickly time passes.

I was told I would get a 6 month check-up on my eyes but I haven't had one yet! I called the hospital a few weeks ago in case they'd written to me and I hadn't received it or something but they tell me that I am on the list but that they are behind with appointments so I've just got to wait it out.

There is nothing in everyday life to show that I've had the surgery and I've found that I very rarely get migraines these days whereas at the end of last year I was getting them every 20 days or so. I don't know for certain that it was related but it was the migraines that alerted me to the vision that was going and caused me to go to the doctor. Since surgery I've only had a couple of migraines which leads me to think it's not just a coincidence!

I have no vision problems (other than my usual short sighted-ness, which doesn't seem to have changes) and no sign of a cataract.

I do get a line of yellowy white light that moves across the bottom left of my left (surgery) eye, the line moves rapidly towards the centre of my eye and then disappears, it does this two or three times and I notice it throughout the day. It is really hard to explain what it looks like. I plan to ask about it when I get my check-up but it doesn't affect my vision or give me any other problems so I'll leave it for now.

I notice that this blog generally gets views from people googling about retinal detachment surgery which is EXACTLY why I started it. If you found me via google then hello! Feel free to leave a comment, I'll answer any questions I can.

When I eventually get my next check up I'll blog about it, until then....