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Happy birthday, dear silicone oil...

My silicone oil is a year old today.  I wondered whether I should sing ‘happy birthday’ to it, or perhaps bake a cake to mark the occasion.  658 more words

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Pondering Posturing: survival tips

A couple of people on the RD support group site recently asked for face-down posturing tips, so I thought I’d make a note of what I’ve found to be helpful whilst enduring the seemingly endless hours of maintaining one position with my face stuffed into the mattress.  571 more words

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Hurrah for Jules Gonin!

At approximately 3am on Tuesday 15 April 2014, shortly after being diagnosed with a macula-off retinal detachment in the eye hospital in Berlin, the nice German doctor (who was reassuringly wide awake for such an unearthly hour) told me that not so very long ago there would have been no treatment available for cases of retinal detachment.  1,082 more words

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New vision, new job..?

I’ve been assured multiple times by eye surgeons and nurses that computer use won’t damage my eyes or cause any problems for the retina, but that it may result in increased tiredness.  785 more words

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Realizing I'm Blind

During the #AtoZChalenge, I had all kinds of ideas in my head about what I wanted to blog about once the challenge was over. Now that it’s May and the challenge is over, I however experience a bit of writer’s block. 640 more words


Blind spot

After having my last check-up appointment at Moorfields cancelled at pretty much the last minute (https://rdramblings.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/q-whats-more-stressful-than-an-impending-eye-appointment/), I was more of a nervous wreck than usual by the time the hours, days, and finally three weeks had slowly dragged by until I eventually reached the rescheduled date.  1,161 more words

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Freak! (?)

Sometimes I feel like an obsessive, paranoid freak as a result of my eye issues.  The fear of further sight loss is always there to a greater or lesser extent, and it’s this fear which causes me to carry out numerous visual checks throughout the day (and often during the night, too).  602 more words

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