Had the appointment with the eye surgeon yesterday. He was able to see the retina has reattached. About 40% of the gas bubble is still there but over time will be absorbed into the body. I see him again in 2 weeks. Now it is just a waiting game to see how much vision returns and that could take even up to 6 months. I do now have vision out of the top part of the eye, a little foggy but not bad. What I see though is a little distorted. I look at something like say a sign post, well with my left eye obviously it is straight up and down. Looking with my right eye it is wavy, has like bulges sticking out of the sides of it. Doctor says nothing can be done about that, it is just a wait and see process.
The brain is receiving confusing messages from the eyes and is throwing I guess my depth perception off. It is actually kind of funny. When brushing my teeth for example and I want to run the tooth brush under the water from the tap. Using both eyes I can’t seem to line my tooth-brush up with the falling water. Was making coffee this morning and holding the pot under the water tap. I have the water running and the pot in place and I am looking out the window. At some point it occurs to me the pot is not getting any heavier as it should be filling with water. I look with both eyes and it is in place so what is going on. I close my right eye and using my left eye only I can see I am holding the pot about 4 or 5 inches over to the side, huh.
The great news is I don’t have to spend all my time lying face down, on my stomach. I am up and about and feeling good.
Have lots of ideas for posts I want to get up. All that time just lying there did give me lots of time to just think