Hi, I'm a total newbie here. Over a year ago I went to my gp about squiggles in my left eye. Without examining me he said it was a "detached lens"! Even I knew that was not true. Squiggles went. In February I had like a negative image of my iris with flash photography in my other eye (right). This went on longer and I made an appt with another gp. She referred to local DGH who said there was a tear in my retinal wall and a macular hole (both eyes). I was referred to an eye hosp. in Brighton who said I needed the above surgery asap (right eye only as left hole now closed by itself). 9 weeks later I am due to have the vitreous jelly removed from right eye from various incisions, a gas bubble inserted, and tiny stitches put in. At pre-op 3 days ago I was told that I would have to be bent over face down for 5 days, even at night. I have spinal stonosis and OA in spine and OA and arthopathy in feet, OA in knees, feet, hip, neck and shoulder. I don't know how I am going to cope. As I was left to think initially by my gp that this was not serious so much time has gone by before getting appt for operation that after over a year is not apparently going to work terribly well as if I had had it six months ago. I am so angry at my idiot gp and the delay in getting op. I am really afraid to have this op and with all the pain I'm in anyway, I don't know how feasible it will be for me to be bent over all the time. I realise this is vital to the success of the outcome but would like to know how others have coped with having this op and it's aftermath. I would appreciate any and all advice you may give me. Thank you in advance.