Feeling sorry for myself

I finally had my first cataract operation two weeks ago (cataracts caused by years of uveitis and steroid eye drops). Mixed blessings, the 'new eye' is recovering well but i have been given a minus 2 lens (which is lovely, good for reading and I will just eventually need glasses or contacts for driving) but it is not synching at all well with my very short-sighted other eye which is minus 10. I have a cataract in that as well and I hope to have it operated on sooner rather than later The consultant warned me that I may have problems focussing until both eyes are operated on but it is still a struggle.

Then last Thursday I got a call from the hospital saying they had a cancellation and could fit me in for my gallbladder operation which was planned for later in the month. I accepted without hesitation because the gallstones have been causing so much pain. So, on Tuesday I had more surgery which went well and I came home the same day, full of anaesthetic and morphine, felt wonderful. Yesterday the pain kicked in and the bruising appeared so not so good. Today I feel absolutely useless, can't get out because I can't drive, can read for short periods (if I only use one eye!!!!).

To add to my woes, I woke up yesterday with my wonderful malar rash and every joint in my body aching - I expected a flare, but when it came it just brought on a tearful 'woe is me' moment.

Now I have got that out of my system I feel much better. I know there are so many of you out there going through awful pain and I am lucky my meds usually keep my symptoms bearable. But I also know you are such a supportive bunch of people, so thank you for listening.

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  • Hello there GJ: glad you've given us this news flash! That's an awful lot to tough out bing bang bong! Am v much feeling for you...I know you're taking care of yourself (you're a v experienced patient) but this can't be easy...and tearful moments are good for the soul...especially if you share them here...sending you lots of love...hope everything settles down pronto

    🍀😘🍀😘 coco

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