graft in 4wks and scared

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Postby lou » Tue 08 May 2007 6:18 pm

Thankyou all so much for your advice and support xxx

Andrew- they have been fully informed about my previous history and i have to say they have been fantastic thats why they are treating me before and after with antibiotics and keeping me in hospital a little longer to observe me.

Also like you i have put this off for the past 5yrs and i do keep telling myself what have i to loose.

I will have it done im just having a bit of a moment as it gets nearer to the day :roll:

with luv

Emma xxx

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Postby Andrew MacLean » Tue 08 May 2007 6:23 pm

If you are like me, you will have more of these moments as time goes by; but when you look back you will be amazed at how well everything has gone.

You will be in our thoughts; every good wish.

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Postby nicola jayne » Wed 09 May 2007 11:05 am

hiya,
im wishing you well aswell you will look back and say yep it was worth it, and im sure it will all be ok . and yes i agree with the others dont panic my fav bit was the GA fantastic I now cant wait to have my other eye done just to feel that rush again LOL :shock: :twisted: :D
good luck and best wishes
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Postby lou » Wed 09 May 2007 6:00 pm

Nicola

Thankyou for your best wishes

luv

Emma xxx

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Postby Shabana » Thu 10 May 2007 7:51 am

Hi Emma

I had my Graft done 5 weeks ago on my left eye. I was really worried and scared and I hate needles.

It was really not that bad just a bit of discomfort, for a couple of weeks but as long as you take your drops and have complete rest for the first 2 weeks you will be fine.

I am still seeing the consultant every two weeks.

Good luck

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having my graft and im scard

Postby leigh2007 » Fri 14 Sep 2007 6:03 pm

hi my names leigh
i am having my op on the 25th of this month i a really SCARED also and i dnt no wht my life will be like after wards. i dnt no if this is an old post or a recent 1, i just wanted 2 no if u have had the op and hw was it for u and i hope your ok

tke care leigh :)
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Re: graft in 4wks and scared

Postby Sarah M » Fri 14 Sep 2007 6:12 pm

Hi Leigh,

Try hard and not worry about the op, it sounds worse than it is! I had mine about 10 months ago, and although i had some early set backs, but all in all not been half as bad as i expected.

You'll be fine

Sarah
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Re: graft in 4wks and scared

Postby Andrew MacLean » Sat 15 Sep 2007 10:06 am

Leigh

Welcome to the forum.

I have now had two grafts. My first in my right eye was a Penetrating Kerotoplasty; this involved removing the full thickness of my own cornea and replacing it with a full thickness donor cornea.

My second was DALK, this involved removing the outer layers of my own cornea and replacing this tissue with the outer layers of donor tissue.

Both operations went fine. I am now able to drive again! :D

it is natural to be aprehensive about any sort of surgery, but when you are looking back on the operation you will probably wonder what all the fuss was about.

I really wish you well.

All the best

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Re: graft in 4wks and scared

Postby leigh2007 » Sat 29 Sep 2007 10:49 pm

Hello Andrew

thk u 4 welcoming me 2 the form
i jst had my graft OMG it was painfull but i ok now i open my eyes a couple of times and its f9 I CAN C THK GOD i was really scared before going down but, now i will be able to drive and see my 4ends NOW its been 7 b seven years i can c the stiches and stuff but i ok with that i gotta go back monday for a check up but thk u 4 welcoming me and thk u for ur encouraging words

my spelling really bad LOL hope u understand wht i wrote

oh yeah b4 i go how long did it take b4 ur stiches came out :D

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Re: graft in 4wks and scared

Postby Andrew MacLean » Sun 30 Sep 2007 8:04 am

Leigh

Well done!

As to the removal of sutures: for my first eye (the one that had a PK) the first eight of sixteen sutures came out after 18 months and the remaining eight were removed four months later.

For my other eye, I am waiting at one year post-op for the sutures to come out. My surgeon is very happy with the progress my eye has made, and hopes to remove all the sutures in one go.

Against my experience you can set the experience of one of the forum's American members. He had his surgery last October on the day before I had mine: all of his sutures were removed just after Christmas. It seems that in the matter of suture removal as in everything else, Keratoconics are reluctant to be stereotyped.

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