We had to be at the eye care center at 6:30 a.m. this morning. Ugh! I am so not a morning person. But we made it and everything went well with Jim’s surgery for a detached retina. I’ve known three people in my life who lost their vision in the affected eye from a detached retina permanently, so I was a bit antsy. But they say they have a 90% success rate.
It will be a few weeks before he is completely healed from the surgery and we know how his vision will be affected. Today he has to wear an eye patch and sit bent over with his head on a counter or table, looking down. Not too comfortable for long stretches, but it’s due to a gas bubble placed in the eye and the need to keep it in the proper position. We have to go back tomorrow and will see then whether he’ll have to keep wearing the patch and will discuss when he can go back to work. They had a whole list of things he can’t do for certain amounts of time. He can’t fly for a few weeks or even drive to high elevations due to differences in pressure, so we’re hoping and praying nothing happens with his mom in that time frame.
So today’s a quiet day of rest and recuperation. We’ll see what tomorrow brings, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he is mainly supposed to rest for the remainder of the week.
Thanks so much to those of you who prayed after yesterday’s post. It was greatly appreciated! If you feel so led, keep ’em coming. 🙂
thank you for the update ~ rejoicing Jim is on “this” side of the surgery…..shall continue praying….d “Be still and know I am God…” Psalm 46:10
I’ll continue to pray.
My goodness! Poor Jim of late! I know you’ve said that he has been quite a healthy fellow. I bet he’s getting his fill of doctors now! Will be praying for a successful healing in this case as well!
So glad Jim was able to get in for surgery. Praying for a smooth recovery, including no additional emergencies!
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Barbara, I’m sorry I missed this but I’m glad Jim is OK. I’ll be praying for continued speedy recovery!
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