It’s just over a week now since I spent a day on the short stay ward of the eye unit, it was a long day particularly as I was sat there for about 4 hours waiting for it to be my turn.
Then when it was my turn all went well, I didn’t see the needle coming towards my eye scream cry and then run, I was calm.
The whole op itself was about as horrific as I expected, my eye was numbed with drops and then rinsed out and then numbed and then rinsed a good few times.
Then I discovered there where actually two needles to go in the eye, needle number one was to numb it all and was supposed to sting, I love how oxymoronic that is!
I braced myself for the terror of the numbing needle and it was a complete anti climax didn’t sting at all really.
Then I got told to look left so the big gun, needle complete with Avastin could be inserted.
It hurt a lot!
My surgeon had to apply a lot of pressure to get the needle to pierce through my sclera (the white bit of the eye) and when the needle did get through it hurt a lot and there was a very odd popping sensation, I suppose you would expect that really but it was gross!
I can now conclude that the numbing injection number one did not work!
Due to the amount of pressure the surgeon had to apply my eyeball was very bruised and a lot of the surface blood vessels leaked so I left hospital with the white of my eyeball blood red.
As the numbing drops wore off I gradually got more and more pain in my eye, it streamed with tears constantly (which was irritating).
I had real big problems going outside in the sun and wind and stuff so I ended up having to patch my eye to make it more comfortable. I can now safely say that I have heard every pirate joke going!
It’s taken a week for it to fully settle down and there is still some discolouration but I look less like a freak now.
I have to go back to see my specialist to discuss how it went and if it needs to be done again 4 weeks after it was done, its been 10 days and so far I have not had an appointment come through so I think I will be chasing up the appointments system yet again!