I am having to have eye surgery

@Shaun72 (15968)
Palatka, Florida
December 31, 2007 6:45pm CST
Due to multiple sclrosis causing me to have and keep double vision. I didn't know it could be done untill today when I went to a optimologist at Shands Jacksonville. I am really happy that this can be done. I am a little nerovous though. I get this done on 2/14/2008. I have never had any surgeries before so i am scared so please everyone who prays and belives in God say a pray for me that everything will go good for me in this surgery. It will be so nice to go online and not see double. I might be able to drive again.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
1 Jan 08
I had no idea that you were seeing double. But, I am very glad that you will be able to have it corrected. I keep thinking about having Laser Eye surgery. Hopefully, when I get enough money, I won't be a big chicken. Heavenly Father I come before you asking that you be there with Shaun. That everything will go smoothly and exactly as planned. Comfort her Father and let her know that you will be right there with her. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Be blessed.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Jan 08
Thank you Rosie for caring and for your prayer I felt at ease as soon as I read it.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Bless your heart, Shaun, I will be praying with all my might that everything will go well and your surgery will be successful. Try not to be afraid-prayer helps. I have undergone many surgeries, and I'm still here kicking, lol. Just determine to go into it with the most positive attitude and you will be alright. And you couldn't have picked a better day!
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Jan 08
Thanks so much. I will love it to be able to see right again. Finally I have had this problem off and on since 1998. So abnout 10 years now. So it was a blessing to me to hear today that something can be done.
@adforme (2116)
1 Jan 08
Hi Shaun72, I am sorry to hear about your condition. Do you know all the risks of this surgery? Did you get a second opinion? Are you sure you want to go through with this? I want the best for you; and I think you should look at all your options. I hope that whatever you decide, it changes your life for the better. Happy New Year. Take Care and Be Well.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Jan 08
Well I asked about prizm glasses but since I have rapid eye movement they want work. I also asked about the operation. The doctor told me it is safe and the best. I am going to Shands jacksonville to this doctor that deals with the illness I have I am not sure where to get a second opion from. I just know the put faith in God and to pray.
@adforme (2116)
1 Jan 08
Hello again Shaun72, If you decide you want to go through with the surgery, I will pray for the best outcome possible. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to think about it and get as much knowledge as possible so that you can somewhat plan for the possibilities of your choice. Good Luck and Take Care.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Jan 08
The doctor that is doing this is like a teacher for Shands Jacksonville here in Florida. From what I have read it is pretty safe.
• Indonesia
1 Jan 08
I am happy to you too that you will have a surgery to repair your eyes. I will pray that your surgery are doing well and you will be recover soon and improve your quality of life.. Think about any positive things will happen to you once you get through the surgery, hopefully this can help you reduce your nervous... Good luck and happy New year to you Shaun..
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Jan 08
Thank you friend and I sure will Happy new year to you also.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Jan 08
Thank you friend and I sure will Happy new year to you also.
@19ewf84 (463)
• Austria
23 Jan 08
I will definitely think of you on 14. february 2008. Hope everything will work out fine and good. Don't think to much about the surgery because if you do your fear gets bigger and bigger. Take care!!
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
23 Jan 08
Thanks for your advice that is very true.
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• United States
19 Jan 08
Hey Shaun72. That's wonderful. I'm sure the doctors at Shands will take good care of you. Believe me I know. I spent a month there after a really wicked motor cycle accident. I have a proposition for you. I just live blocks from Shands and would make myself available if you would like a visitor. I also have an eye problem but not that of yours. Give it some thought and send me a message if you wish to talk about it. ‹(°¿°)›
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Jan 08
The only thing is I don't live in Jacksonville. What eye operation did you have? Send me a message if you would like.
• United States
6 Jan 08
I am glad that you are able to get the help you need to correct your vision. I Pray that it goes well for you. Big huggers to you.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Jan 08
Thanks for your prayers I am glad myself.
• United States
6 Jan 08
Hi Shaun-- Before I was diagnosed with MS I worked for an ophthalmologist who does these types of surguries--mostly in children (it's generally a form of muscle repair) and when i was first diagnosed I had double vision for about a month. I can't imagine having it for a decade! Get your surgeon's name and check him with the American Medical Association and then just try to relax. The forms you fill out will be terrifying as they tell you all the horrid things that could go wrong, but they almost never do. The worst thing I saw in four years working for the doctor (with this type of surgery) was them having to repeat is and that only happened once.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Jan 08
I will do that. He is a teacher at Shans jacksonville here in Florida so I know he is good. I am glad you knew about this information. I haven't had doublevision for the last 10 years it just started 10 years ago. No this time it started the middle of 2007.It just happens more then it should that's for sure.
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
1 Jan 08
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope all goes well with the procedure and you're able to drive. That sounds like a blessing for you.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Jan 08
Thank you so much for both your thoughts and prayers.
• United States
1 Jan 08
I hope that your eye surgery goes well and that you don't see double vision anymore.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Jan 08
I hope it goes well also thanks friend.
• India
1 Jan 08
Let us be grateful to God, having given the chance to make life better in spite of the illness.The almighty can never leave the ones who hold on to Him close. My prayers too with you! Have a happy new year.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Jan 08
Thanks a lot rajeshpalakkad for your prayer.
@dinxcarin (595)
• Singapore
1 Jan 08
I pray for you Shaun...Come to Jesus to. He is a healer. He heals because He wants us to live life abundantly and free of worries. Like He did to my 8yr migraine and the others who have come to believed in Him. You have nothing else to do but believe. Your FAITH shall heal you. Visit my website too. www.fillmyheart.blogspot.com... I am not being religious here..I am just taking on my personal experience.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Jan 08
Thanks friend I belive in Jesus and I know prayers do help also.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
1 Jan 08
I know everything will be ok. You may be little scared as you have never got any surgeries. But i think doctors are able to carry out this successfully on you. Will pray for you.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Jan 08
I think so to thanks for your prayers subha12
@dfollin (12734)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Hi,Iam sorry you have been living in that state of not being able to see correctly.I have some handicaps,but not my vision,except minor things like I can't see in the dark very good and I need glasses for reading only.I have some other handicaps and have had 8 surgeories in my life.I know some people that have had more and some who have less.But,just put your self in God's hand's.Do not go in the hospital with a negative attitude before the surgeory.Have a positive attitude and we will pray for you to.Good luck and please let us know how the surgeory goes.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Jan 08
Thanks for your prayers and you are right thainking positive is the best way to think.