The past four days have been disconcerting. All seems well now, for which I’m grateful.
It started Friday when Terry called our eye doctor about a blob that appeared in his right eye that morning. Since all of the doctors were out of the office, the receptionist gave Terry a referral to an eye doctor across town. I offered to drive him thinking the doctor might dialate his eyes, making it hard to drive.
After a thorough exam, the doctor determined that Terry’s retina had a tear caused by a blob of eye gelatinous material that had broken lose and attached itself to the retina, thus tearing it. It would require laser surgery.
The surgery couldn’t happen until Monday morning. Terry was to be still and quiet over the weekend. Our plans suddenly changed. We couldn’t do things we had been looking forward to. I had to change my Monday morning plans so as to again drive Terry to his appointment.
The eye center where the surgery took place is huge. They do all sorts of things from eye exams and new glasses to eyelid reconstruction and cataract surgery. Hundreds of people coming and going. We waited with the masses.
Terry had to go through a series of exams and then prep for the laser procedure. The technician marked the eye that needed help.
The surgeon “welded” the tear and will see Terry in two weeks. He can resume his normal activities except for bungee jumping, parachuting, trampoline jumping, and running. None of those are “normal” for him so shouldn’t present a problem.