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Graft suddenly upon me!

Postby magictime » Tue 20 Apr 2010 11:49 am

Got a phone call out of the blue this morning asking if I can come in to have my corneal graft done this Friday! I think there was someone else booked in but they're stuck overseas. So I've said yes - wouldn't seem right to let a perfectly good cornea end up in the bin for want of a recipient. Going in this afternoon for my pre-op consult.

Can't believe it's upon me just like that - I was expecting a few more months' wait and then about four weeks' notice (not three days!) So currently figuring out how to arrange suspending my studies, wife getting some time off work etc.

I suppose now at least I've only got 3 days to worry about things...

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Re: Graft suddenly upon me!

Postby melissa » Tue 20 Apr 2010 12:15 pm

i know how you feel. i had 22 hours notice! i think in retrospect it was better because i didn't have too much time to worry. i hope it goes well. just try to give yourself the 2/3 weeks required to recover from the operation.
good luck- let us know how it goes

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Re: Graft suddenly upon me!

Postby Andrew MacLean » Tue 20 Apr 2010 8:21 pm

Wow!! Maybe the less time you have to worry about things, the better!

All the best.

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Re: Graft suddenly upon me!

Postby space_cadet » Wed 21 Apr 2010 11:37 am

Good luck for the graft :) wishing you a hassle free recovery :) x
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Re: Graft suddenly upon me!

Postby magictime » Wed 21 Apr 2010 2:02 pm

Thanks all!

Looks like I'm sorted on the practical side of things anyway - no problem suspending Uni registration for a month & wife's managed to get a few days off to look after me.

Not dreading the op TOO much but really not looking forward to all the pain and/or hassle afterwards. I haven't even bothered with contacts for many years, so I'll be going straight from just putting specs on in the morning to sore eyes, hospital appointments etc... oh well... just hope it does some good!

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Re: Graft suddenly upon me!

Postby crakerjacker » Thu 22 Apr 2010 11:40 am

All the best and good luck - let us know how it goes

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Re: Graft suddenly upon me!

Postby Richard In Wales » Fri 23 Apr 2010 1:10 pm

I was bricking it when I had my left eye done, had a few weeks notice to wind myself up. In retrospect, the only 20/20 vision well have :) ' It wasn't worth the worry.

Don't smoke fags for a few days before if you smoke, eat a load of good fruit and veg the days leading up to the op and go in for it with amazement and wonder at what they are doing. Take an interest and ask question, then sit back and relax. To us its a major thing to them its just another op :)
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