Back to a potential eye operation day again

@Asylum (48282)
Manchester, England
March 9, 2016 4:18am CST
I was informed by the surgeon who will be operating on my eye that it will be on a Wednesday, mainly due to this being the day that emergencies are catered for. He also told me that he would telephone me once the day arrived. Last Wednesday I was fairly confident that he would telephone, but it did not happen. Now we are back to Wednesday again, so he may call today or may not. It would be far better to have a definite date rather than wait in limbo like this. I have mixed emotions about the operation. On one hand it would be good to get it over, especially since it is an essential procedure. On the other hand I am genuinely horrified at the thought of this, which may be quite an ordeal and could have catastrophic results. Why did I have to be born with eyes?
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@Morleyhunt (19540)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
I hope this is resolved quickly. The waiting and scheduling would be trying and extremely stressful.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
It is not looking very promising for today so far. I shall wait a little longer before going out, just in case I get a telephone call soon.
@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Mar 16
Hope the surgeon rings soon and stops at least the worry of what is going to happen and when.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
It is becoming an increasing concern, especially if nothing happens again today. Last week I was convinced that he would call, but this week I am less hopeful.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
9 Mar 16
I hope that this time, it goes better for you. What you are going through, I wouldn't wish on anyone. That is awful, and I can certainly undersant your apprehension about having it done. I will pray that it goes well, and that you won't have any complications afterwards.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
I sincerely hope that are no complications because the risk is quite serious and would involve a much greater operation afterwards.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
9 Mar 16
@Asylum You have been through enough with the first one, and at least this one, they should get right. It just sounds like a bunch of incompetent doctors.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
@rosekiss It is actually more a case of the complication that has arisen being a very serious one.
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@LadyDuck (147303)
• Switzerland
9 Mar 16
I was outside almost all the day. Did the doctor call or are you still a Cyclop?
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
No telephone call, so my cyclopean prowess is certainly resident for at least another week. It was fairly predictable by 12 Noon that this week would not be the day.
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@LadyDuck (147303)
• Switzerland
10 Mar 16
@Asylum I am sorry you still have to wait, can you remind to your doctor that you are waiting?
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
10 Mar 16
@LadyDuck I have considered this but feel that it may be unfair to pester him because he is a very busy surgeon.
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@dazzledlady (1624)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
Oh , I am curious what kind of eye surgery you will have and I must say if it is necessary then it is best to be over it. I also would like to comment why the doctor of yours keeps on postponing the procedure. He wouldnt call because I think he/she forgot to call . And mind you, if the excuse are the emergencies and priorities there will always be emergency everyday. I personally think you should not be waiting this long.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
It is definitely necessary because at present I cannot see at all through my right eye. During a cataract operation the sack which holds the lens is cut so that the lens can be removed and an artificial lens is placed there, which requires a gap through which to operate. Unfortunately the sack itself has now contracted and sealed the gap, so light is not passing through. The operation will involve cutting a piece away to recreate a gap.
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
@Asylum Ahh I see, then you need to make a follow up on your schedule so that it can be done. The sense of sight is very important and your doctor must provide a very reasonable excuse to keep on postponing your procedure.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
10 Mar 16
@dazzledlady I would hate to hassle the surgeon if he trying his best to acquire an appointment.
• United States
9 Mar 16
Put it in perspective. A few minutes of being uncomfortable vrs a lifetime left of great vision. That's what I do when I face an elective uncomfortable procedure such as the dentist. It's odd, but when one is in pain we practically leap into the chair to get a tooth fixed, no thought of being uncomfortable. But hopefully the torment will end and you will be notified today.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
It is far too late now so I am back to waiting for next Wednesday to arrive. This has certainly dragged on much longer than I expected.
• United States
9 Mar 16
@Asylum Wednesday did roll around pretty fast in my world. It's strange how time is relative. I know it dragged for you, but I couldn't believe when I read your post a week had already passed.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries When I finally acquire an appointment the time will accelerate again and catch up quickly with the rest of the world.
@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
9 Mar 16
I have a problem with my left eye and will one day be in the same boat, I think
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@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
9 Mar 16
@Asylum My brother has had both eyes done and he is happy. Mine is an old sports injury, which is progressing very, very slowly
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
@Ronrybs I was extremely happy with my cataract operation, or at least until the current problem developed. Right now I would be happy to have my cataract back.
@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
9 Mar 16
@Asylum Don't like the sound of that!
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@garymarsh6 (13202)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar 16
I am sure all will be fine and you will be pleased with the outcome!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
12 Mar 16
Only time will tell Gary, meanwhile I am certain to remain concerned.
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@garymarsh6 (13202)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar 16
@Asylum I know you are concerned but I hope that all goes well for you.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
@garymarsh6 All that I am able to do now is hope.
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• United States
9 Mar 16
Eyes are a good thing, of course. It is also good that modern science can help fix our eyes when something goes wrong. Unforeseen complications, however, are the pit. Good luck. Try not to worry, it does no good at all.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
I realise that there is nothing that I can do and that worrying does not help, but human nature takes over nevertheless.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
@Asylum Right. I spent 90 minutes meeting with a new tax preparer today, so I know what you say is true. Sorry. Good luck.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
10 Mar 16
@ElizabethWallace We have all encountered numerous proverbial brick walls during our time.
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@rakski (8541)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
I also hate waiting on a limbo. I am a straight to point kind of person and I would want to get thing over and done with as much as possible. Did the doctor call you already?
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
Yes, my next operation is scheduled for Friday morning.
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@rakski (8541)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
@Asylum that is good news that finally you have a schedule for the operation. I pray for your eyes fast recovery
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
@rakski I am glad that some progress is taking place, but am still dreading the actual operation.
@BelleStarr (36965)
• Portland, Connecticut
10 Mar 16
Well the alternative is pretty dark!! I can imagine this really sucks not have the date set!! Bummer.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
10 Mar 16
Today was the usual mixture of disappointment and relief because I really do need to have this operation soon, but certainly do not look forward to it.
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@BelleStarr (36965)
• Portland, Connecticut
10 Mar 16
@Asylum I would be ccalling that doctor to try to get a more definitive date.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
10 Mar 16
@BelleStarr If I hear nothing next Wednesday then I will be tempted to telephone the hospital.
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@Platespinner (16533)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
9 Mar 16
Think how much more complicated your life would be if you hadn't been born with eyes...and all the things you would miss out on!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
Nature could at least have provided us with something less intricately designed that would serve a similar purpose. There is something particularly unnerving about having someone operate on your eyes while you are lay there conscious of it.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
9 Mar 16
@Asylum Ugh...I'd rather not think about having someone cut into my eye while I'm conscious.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
@Platespinner The cataract operation was much less unpleasant than I expected, but now I have something different on the agenda. The word "Ugh" rather describes my feeling accurately too.
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• Midland, Michigan
9 Mar 16
I'd think they would let you know by early morning, but I've never heard of being on call for an operation in case they can fit you in. I hope everything gets taken care of the correct way and you get all your vision in that eye back.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
This was something new to me as well. I would also expect the call to be early, but feel that I need to wait until afternoon before even considering going out. The call will come to my mobile, but I prefer to be at home so that I can take any required items with me.
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• Preston, England
9 Mar 16
surely if they see it as an emergency they should address it right away - I'd send a formal complaint and tell them how distressing it is for you too
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
The problem is that I have no idea which other emergencies are currently cropping up.
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• United States
9 Mar 16
Sorry to hear that you are waiting for the phone to ring. Not that you are looking forward to another eye surgery but at least if it's scheduled you'll won't be hanging waiting for the appointment
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
Precisely, I am dreading the appointment but since it is essential I would like to get it over with.
@marlina (71273)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
You'd think that the doc would call at least one day ahead. Good luck.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
Well he did not call today, so I am back to waiting for at least another week.
@allknowing (61636)
• India
9 Mar 16
It is unfortunate that you are put in this mess. Odd that your doctor keeps you hanging like this.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
9 Mar 16
I can only assume that the delay is due to lack of available slots. I will certainly not be the only patient in the area who needs urgent attention so they will be sorted by priority and urgency.
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