under pressure!!!!!

Today I got the message online that on Thursday I will have the operation in my right eye and they will be using microsurgical procedures.

Microsurgery is a procedure in which the doctor creates a new channel to drain the fluid and ease eye pressure. I’m going to get a hatch somewhere in the eye so the fluid will come out and get back in circulations and drain away normally. A very fiddly job the doctor describe it and it will take about 2 hours and I will be awake. only local anaesthesia.

Since Friday have I been back and forward on the eye emergency at Lund’s University Hosptial to get the pressure down in my eye but it hasn’t moved. Yesterday I had a meltdown and cried like a baby. Laser and eye drop a couple of time every day and the pressure still on around 50. I had a terrible headache last week, because of new eye drops and it also tricked the pressure in the eye to rise. I let myself disappear in Tramadol existence.

I’m very lucky … even if this has been going on since 31th of January will they save my sight on my right eye … most people come too late and they have to kill the sight nerve. Glaucoma creeps on to you … I didn’t have any symptoms at all. If it hadn’t been for my optician – that thought I had got the cataract back in my eye, I probably only would have sight on my right eye today.

Most people who develop open-angle glaucoma don’t experience any noticeable symptoms at first. That’s why it’s critical to have regular eye exams so that your eye doctor can detect problems early on.

Symptoms of open-angle glaucoma are:

  • A gradual loss of peripheral vision, usually in both eyes
  • Tunnel vision in the advanced stages

Acute angle-closure glaucoma signs and symptoms include:

  • Severe eye pain
  • Nausea and vomiting (accompanying the severe eye pain)
  • Sudden onset of visual disturbance, often in low light
  • Blurred vision
  • Halos around lights
  • Reddening of the eye

Operation on Thursday … and check up on Friday and after that, I hope my blurred vision is gone and my tired and overworked eye will get some well-deserved rest. So looking forward to it.

“The eye sees only what the mind
is prepared to comprehend.”
Robertson Davies

28 thoughts on “under pressure!!!!!

    • Tish, thank you so much … my sight isn’t the best this morning and I have a cold too, have to phone and see if I’m still welcome … in this corona-times. I really hope so. Just want it done.

  1. Oh bless you, hon! You’ve had a rough ride lately. There is a postcard on its way to you which should arrive by the weekend. I hope you can read it bright and clear- in spite of my terrible writing. 🙂 🙂 Hugs, darlin!

    • Mrs Badley, thank you so much … will be watching the postbox *smile – compare to my writing don’t worry. My friends have told me through the years that only pharmacists can read my handwriting. I really hope everything will go well, always tricky with microsurgery. WednesdayHug

      • Thoughts and prayers are with you. As you say, it’s good it was discovered early. You’ve been to hell and back this last year but you’ve had some wonderful times too. Wishing you many more of them 🤗❤️💕

      • Jo, there will me a loads more of good times in my life than bad times … I promise. Today I change dates for my Tbilisi trip the end of October when it comes to the accommodation. Now I only have to change my flights too – but Lot airlines are so busy just now, so I will wait another week. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Love you!

  2. 🙂 Dear Wivi,
    that sounds horrible. Sorry to hear your in pain and under such stress!
    I find it rather creepy that you have surgery with local anasthesia only! I’d freak out! I’d want the “full monty” – a completely drugged sleep.
    I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you will be free of pain and keep your eye sight!
    Big hugs and love from
    ME xo 🙂

  3. Thinking of you, dearest friend. Things will work out for the best, and your pain will cease. So glad you came in time and they will fix you! Stay safe and let us know when you are back. ♥

    • A-C, thank you so much … my sight isn’t the best today … the right eye is a bit foggy. On top of everything did I wake up with a cold this morning … so I have to see how it develops during the day, have my miracle powders from Poland. But back and forward on buses and trains for days … exposing myself in those corona-days. It’s nothing serious like that, but I don’t know how cautious the doctors in Malmö is. Going to phone them later today. I hope I can go throw with the operation because I don’t think my eye can wait much longer. I will keep you posted.

    • THAaAAaAnk you -THANKS!!!! I’m sure that everything will just fine when it comes to the operation … it’s more what will not happen afterwards that I’m a little bit worried. But I have all the faith in the doctors.

  4. While they put me out for removal of my macular pucker, I underwent post-surgery eye injections to dissolve newly developing scar tissue in my eye. Why there is no pain with the injections so far, just the sight of something heading towards your eye is unsettling… but you will get “used to it”, as they say. 🙂 https://flic.kr/p/2hCwYVo

    Best of luck!

    • Thank you so much, I didn’t get the operation as planned, because the pressure in my eye was so high they couldn’t get a reading. But I got another version the following day, where they removed the vitreous humour so the fluid could fill up the empty space and drain normally. 16 minutes it took and so far so good. Got my full sight back … and I hope this will stay like this and I’m free from all the visits to hospitals around the region. A little bit sore and red, but no pain .. and full view. Wonderful. Thanks for cheering me on. *smile

    • Thank you so much, I didn’t get the operation as planned, because the pressure in my eye was so high they couldn’t get a reading. But I got another version the following day, where they removed the vitreous humour so the fluid could fill up the empty space and drain normally. 16 minutes it took and so far so good. Got my full sight back … and I hope this will stay like this and I’m free from all the visits to hospitals around the region. A little bit sore and red, but no pain .. and full view. Wonderful. Thanks for cheering me on. *smile

    • Lola, thank you so much … got another operation and so far so good. I got my sight back, a bit sore and red, but no pain in the eye. So HAAaAAaaAppy!

  5. Vivi, thank goodness your doctor diagnosed this early so that your sight can be saved. You must be so frightened and of course the virus complicates everything. Hang in there my friend. Prayers for you to come thru in flying colors and very soon. Please keep us posted!

    • Tina, thank you so much for your concern and comfort. I didn’t get the operation as planned, the pressure in my eye was so high they couldn’t measure it. But I got another version the following day, and so far so good. Back on check-up again tomorrow. I got my sight back, I only hope this 16-minute operation will be enough.

      • Oh viveka, my thoughts are with you. For now it’s good to hear you are able to see again. Hopefully this will give you lasting relief. Thinking of you my friend

      • Tina, thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts – so far so good, check-up tomorrow and on Monday. It is such a relief to have the sight back. Stay safe and healthy!

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