My Cornea Transplant + Progress updates.

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My Cornea Transplant + Progress updates.

Postby ChrisK » Sat 24 Feb 2007 8:28 pm

After a brief discussion with Jay, he's recommended I keep news of my transplant and recovery on one easy to find thread. :D

So if it's alright with the powers to be I'll be making this my little home over the coming 12 months. 8)

Please feel free to pop in, settle back and share my journey. I can't promise a smooth ride but I hope my experience will be of some comfort to those who may find themselves in a similar position in times to come.

Current Status:
5 days until transplant.
Despite feeling a little disappointed that I have been unable to hold out until laser grafts become the norm, I'm rather excited that in under a week I'll be on the road to recovery. :D

This forum has been an invaluable source of information and support; I therefore hope that I will finally be able to give something back. :D

Thank you.

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Postby GarethB » Sat 24 Feb 2007 8:30 pm

There have been several little diarys over the years and all are welcome as everyones experience is different.

Good luck for the op.
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Postby Andrew MacLean » Sat 24 Feb 2007 9:04 pm

ChrisK

All the best with your surgery. I am sure we all look forward to following your progress.

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Postby jayuk » Sat 24 Feb 2007 10:16 pm

Good luck!
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Postby Sarah M » Sat 24 Feb 2007 11:14 pm

Chris

good luck and hope everything goes well

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Postby Val G » Sun 25 Feb 2007 9:45 am

Good Luck Chris.

Where are you having your op done? is it a penetrating keratoplasty?

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Postby Michael P » Sun 25 Feb 2007 12:57 pm

Chris,

All the best from me too.

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Postby John Smith » Sun 25 Feb 2007 1:49 pm

All the best, Chris.

If you'd prefer to put your diary up as a mini-blog in HTML and have the tools for it, I can give you some space on our server for it. Just let me know.

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Postby ChrisK » Tue 27 Feb 2007 1:35 am

Thanks for the good luck messages all. :D

Val, I do believe last year I was due to have a
Lamellar Keratoplasty but was told then due to the condition of my eye I may wake up to find they performed a penetrating Keratoplasty.

A year on and my eye has become progressive worse so I expect I will have a penetrating keratoplasty.

I'm having the operation at the Kent and Canterbury hospital under the care of Dr Decock.

Paul Osborne who is also a member here had the same procedure under Dr Decock. :D

Thanks John, that is a fantastic offer but sadly I don't have the tools for it. I've sadly left it a little late to sort that out now.

Perhaps though in the future, when I can use a computer more frequently I'll transfer my mini blog over to HTML. (That's if you still have space in the future).

Thanks again all.

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Postby Alison Fisher » Tue 27 Feb 2007 7:20 pm

Good luck Chris. :D

I hope your graft is as successful for you as mine have been for me. :D
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