Last Eye Drops Shot For The Day

@marlina (76728)
Canada
September 18, 2016 6:25pm CST
Around 8:00 P.M. I have to get my last eye drop for today. It was my first day today and still have 2 more days after that one. Then, Wednesday morning at 7:30 A.M it will be my cataract surgery. Pretty nervous about the whole thing. Everyone is telling me that it is nothing to worry about, I hope that everyone is right!
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@snowy22315 (51238)
• United States
18 Sep 16
My dad just had cataract surgery
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
18 Sep 16
And how is your Dad now?
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@LadyDuck (171315)
• Switzerland
19 Sep 16
My Mom said that it was nothing at all, but I understand your concern. When I had laser surgery for my glaucoma I was scared. I do not care for the pain, but I was scared that something could possibly go wrong. It was nothing.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
I am scared too about something going wrong. not the pain.
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@LadyDuck (171315)
• Switzerland
19 Sep 16
@marlina There is nothing we can do, but relax, it's the best way to avoid that something goes wrong.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
@LadyDuck Relaxing is not an easy thing for me. The doc prescribed me a little pill to help me out.
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@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Sep 16
I have read posts on here where two other members had this surgery. One was very nervous and said it went fine. The other didn't seem to be worried at all. I was told I have a cataract this spring. It seems to have gotten a lot worse and I may be having some surgery here soon too. Good luck to you on Wednesday.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
18 Sep 16
Thank you so much. Hope yours go fine too when the time comes.
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@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Sep 16
@marlina .....Thank you. I think it is coming up too. My eye seems to have gotten worse over the last few months.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
@celticeagle My eyes changed a lot during the last year.
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@marguicha (100403)
• Chile
19 Sep 16
It is the easiest procedure there is! Easiest than going to the dentist. Don´t you worry!
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
I get nervous at the dentist too.
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@marguicha (100403)
• Chile
19 Sep 16
@marlina Who doesn´t!
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
@marguicha Thanks that the doc gave me a little "relaxing pill" to take in the morning.
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
19 Sep 16
My mom and dad were in their late 80s when they had the surgery with no problems at all. What a wonderful improvement. My dad is age 95, and he needs no glasses of any kind at all.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
No glasses to read even?
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@Corbin5 (113288)
• United States
19 Sep 16
@marlina No, Dad does not wear reading glasses, has all his own teeth, and all his hair at age 95. He did not lose his hair when he had chemo and radiation for bladder cancer in his 80's. The guy is amazing.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
@Corbin5 Your Dad is ONE LUCKY person! That is great.
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@Juliaacv (32479)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
They have really perfected cataract surgery, but its still surgery and based on that I'd be nervous also. But I hope that you'll be fine. It will be an adjustment, in a positive way. The first little while after that you take more eye drops and I think that my mother was on pills as well-not sure about that.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
The doc did not mention any pills to take, just the drops.
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@Juliaacv (32479)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
@marlina I could be wrong, she had hers done in 2009, so it was a while ago.
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@jaboUK (54872)
• United Kingdom
19 Sep 16
Of course we're right. I didn't know that you had to use eyedrops before you have the surgery.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
Yes, 3 days before with the eye drops, and then more after the surgery for a few weeks (2 kinds)
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@NJChicaa (44966)
• United States
18 Sep 16
I don't blame you. I would be nervous too.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
18 Sep 16
Can't wait for "after.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
19 Sep 16
After the surgery you will have to apply eye drops several times per day for a couple of weeks, which is intended to avoid contamination. I got thoroughly fed up of applying eye drops, which has happened to me 3 times so far..
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
I understand you perfectly, as I am already fed up with the whole thing and just starting with it. Are your eyes okay now? Do you need glasses for reading?
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
19 Sep 16
@marlina I will be having my final assessment tomorrow, after which I should be able to visit the optician and acquire prescription glasses.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
@Asylum Good luck with your meeting tomorrow.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
19 Sep 16
My mum had her eye done a short while ago and is now looking forward to getting the other one done
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
I take it that everything went super well for your Mom then, which is excellent.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
19 Sep 16
@marlina Yes, but we had long discussions about it before the op
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
@Ronrybs Great.
@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Sep 16
My friend was nervous too, but she said the same thing when it was over, nothing to worry about.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
That is what everyone is telling me. And I certainly hope that they are all right on that one.
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep 16
@marlina I know you found out they were.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
23 Sep 16
@just4him Yes, I did find out
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@responsiveme (16835)
• India
19 Sep 16
Wishing you all the best...its a simple procedure really.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
@responsiveme, I know that it is a simple thing to do, but I am still nervous about it. Have you had it done?
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• India
19 Sep 16
@marlina my friend did it a month back and she is fine now...even to the extent of putting make up on her eyes...so don't worry.
@amadeo (70639)
• United States
18 Sep 16
I also telling you not to worry about.What are you worry about?You will not feel a thing.After the surgery.More eye drops.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
18 Sep 16
I am worried that something might go wrong, not worrying about pain.
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@marguicha (100403)
• Chile
19 Sep 16
@marlina It only can go right!
• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Sep 16
My mom is going for this surgery soon and she's very nervous about it as well. I hope everything goes well, I will keep you in my prayers.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
I can sympathize with your Mom on this one. Thanks.
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@Blondie2222 (22381)
• United States
19 Sep 16
I tried to give myself eye drops and can never do it. Good luck with your procedure this week i'm sure it will go just fine, many people have them done.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
Thanks,
@AmbiePam (49884)
• United States
19 Sep 16
My grandmother and uncle recently had cataract surgery. I was so impressed by the great difference it made.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
Good for them.
@JudyEv (130582)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Sep 16
Not many sleeps to go now! I'll be away when it happens but wish you all the best.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
Thank you so much Judy.
@shivamani10 (11200)
• Hyderabad, India
19 Sep 16
Cataract is quite common. You need not worry about that. Everything will be fine.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
Still, one never knows.
@Macarrosel (7541)
• Philippines
19 Sep 16
I hope your surgery is fine. Yes they're right it's just nothing,
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
Thanks,
@Morleyhunt (20430)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
My mother inlaw had cataract surgery while she was living with us. It was a quick easy procedure. The eye drops continued for weeks. I got really good at giving her the eye drops. Even my children had a chance to practice.
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@marlina (76728)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
Great that everything went fine.
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