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by holmes
Wed 03 Sep 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: BBC3 Mon 1st and 8th September
Replies: 8
Views: 1208

Re: BBC3 Mon 1st and 8th September

I've just watched this program, I found it very moving. I had a transplant 2 years ago and it has changed my life completely. I am so grateful that someone was kind enough to donate their cornea and also to their family for supporting their decision. I always think about my donor on the anniversary ...
by holmes
Sat 30 Aug 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Honest Opinions Please
Replies: 22
Views: 3826

Re: Honest Opinions Please

I was 12 when I was diagnosed and it has been a long and turbulent path. The care and treatment options have changed so much I the 26 years since then. I find it reassuring that there are options such as cxl to try to stop or slow the progression of the disease. There is no miracle cure and it is im...
by holmes
Wed 26 Mar 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: Blood Donation

Thank you, it's a shame , but there is nothing that we can do about it!
by holmes
Tue 25 Mar 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Blood Donation

Just a quick question, I have heard rumours that you can't give blood after receiving a cornea transplant. Does anyone know if this is true, I've researched on the internet and there isn't much information. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thank you
Suzanne
by holmes
Sun 16 Jun 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dua's layer discover exciting new part of the eye!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: Dua's layer discover exciting new part of the eye!!!

Thank you for sharing this link. This is the doctor that did my DALK transplant last year so I was very interested to read it. It is very reassuring to know that my eye is in such safe hands!! :D
by holmes
Wed 12 Jun 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you see multiple moons?
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Re: Do you see multiple moons?

I also see multiple moons! Before I had my graft I counted over 40 (now down to about 10 post graft!!). In my good eye I can see between 30 and 40. I suppose it makes us special :wink:
by holmes
Tue 05 Mar 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Specialist said graft for Charlotte looking likely
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Specialist said graft for Charlotte looking likely

I wish Charlotte all the best, it must be a very confusing time for her and a very difficult time for you. I hope that all goes well for you all!
by holmes
Tue 05 Mar 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: There is hope after all!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

Re: There is hope after all!!

Just a quick update on the graft recovery. I have had the first 2 stitches taken out today (8 months post graft). There was a severe astigmatism on the topography results so the have taken a couple of stitches out to try to improve the vision. It feels a bit sore now but my close-up vision has impro...
by holmes
Thu 06 Dec 2012 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: There is hope after all!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

Re: There is hope after all!!

Thank you, I am looking forward to a new start after Christmas. I am looking forward to proving that I am still capable of doing my job well. Life is going to be a lot easier from now on!! :D

Suzanne
by holmes
Mon 03 Dec 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: There is hope after all!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

Re: There is hope after all!!

Hello Just a quick update on how things are going! My graft is healing very well and the consultant is very pleased with the progress so far. Work has been a different matter unfortunately :roll: . I have been suffering a lot with eyestrain due to incresing workloads and very little active support. ...

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