Hello everyone, me again. I went to Walsgrave hospital yesterday to get my eyes sorted out. I had the lower tea ducts cauterised to help my dry eyes. The care was very good, the nurses were wonderful as well. I've got a lovely black eye in my right side. Thats because when i went into theatre and got on the bed the surgeon came anethethatise me i wasn't prepared for the needle and i froze, hence tha black eye. When he came to do the left eye i was more prepared.. It was over before i knew what was going on.

Then back to aftercare and a couple of cups of tea and bob came to fetch me and home i went.

I'm glad its over, my sight is clearer.

Today is not a good day as i;m in a bit pain, but knowing whats wrong has made all the difference. I'm more relaxed about everything now. So here i am resting downstairs playing on the laptop that my family have brought me for my birthday, i know its not until thursday, but i'm enjoying myself, and my hubby is pleased that i'm happier, hence he's letting me use it before thursday.


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Hi Sylvi. Glad that is over for you. A new laptop eh? Whatever next! Although you are achy and in pain, you sound much happier, and relaxed like you say.

Keep positive.

take care

Julie xx


Yes julie i do feel happier, but thats down to knowing whats wrong with me.I can sit here and browse. I know it won't always be like this, but i will enjoy what i've got.

sylvia xx


Hi Sylvi

Glad to know you are feeling a little happier, it does make such a difference doesnt it just having a proper diagnosis. I hope i didnt go on too much on my last posting on your fibromyalgia2 blog, if i did i am sorry. I know what it can be like people trying to explain symtons etc. I used to be a nurse up until 2008 then the RA got the better of me,

Take care and an early happy birthday from me for Thursday

Best wishes

Judy x


hi julie,

no you didn't go on so don't worry about that. I found it informative. Its nice to know that people understand what the hell i'm rabbiting on about.Its sad that i have to get to crisis point before anybody in the nhs listens to me. I've seen others on this site with ra who also have fibro, i didn't think that they were related.

Thanks for your good wishes, i will now have a good day knowing whats wrong with me.

I don't drink, but i will raise a glass of something to you lovely folks who have adviced me.



Hi Sylvi, so glad the op was a success but sorry your in pain today. You even sound happier though I have to say! I can almost feel your happy vibe through the laptop! lol

Strange how we can feel happy about getting a proper diagnosis even though its not a very good one, at least you know what's happening.

So have a rest and a play on that laptop, your feeling happy and that can only be a good thing.

Take care Sylvi

mand xx


thanks a lot mand, it has made a difference i can tell you. I'm going to enjoy the good times and days and the other days take laptop to bed. You are so lovely. Thanks

Sylvia. xx


Pleased it went well and that you have a new lap top.. with the new meds you should start to feel a bit better xx


hope so summer. the laptop means i can sit downstairs more often, or in the garden as its wifi. Its a birthday present from my family, which goes down as one the best gifts i've had.

The meds will take time, but is something i've plenty of. In a months time i've to go back and be given some more and to have a change of one of them that i'm already taken.

Isn't it great when you hear someones got a diagnoses, i know its not always the case, but we all feel happier when someone gets the help they need. Also it gives hope to others.




Happy birthday for tomorrow!

Hope your eyes are feeling better today, you are right, when someone gets a diagnosis and treatment needed we feel a great relief.

You sound just like me with regard to your lap top - I just love computers and new programmes always have - even when I was working (retired now) - decided I was born 20 (or more) years too early! Workwise: if I was starting out now I think I would look into doing something more along the lines of graphic design than secretarial. My eldest daughter, when she was working, did graphic design and boy did I envy her. (To say when 'say when she was working' is the most unkind thing a Mother can say about their own daughter - she is working harder than ever - she is at home looking after her 7 month old son, bless her).

May your new lap top give you the greatest pleasure (for the longest time),

Judi xxxx


thank you judi,

I'm still playing with it, i haven't found my way round everything yet. I might enrol on some sort of course to see if i can get more profficient on it as well. The eyes are a lot clearer as well, but bruising still looks horrid. If they had warned me before they injected my eye i propbaly wouldn't have flinched ,hence no bruising on the left eye.

Sylvia. xxx


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