Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Oh the Pain

Yesterday I went into the Oxford Eye Hospital to have my retina stitched back in place. Being the brave man that I am I elected for local anesthetic. I had a local for the lens realignment last year following another torn retina. Eazy peazy.
This time it was a mistake. Though the operation was a success the last 5/10 minutes were extremely painful. The doctor used both laser and cryo to repair the retina, the cryo was the painful bit. The local was supposed to stop the pain but not the feeling of pressure. As it happens too much local and the eye closes up, not enough and it hurts like hell.
There were nine applications of cryo and of course 9 stints of searing pain. I don't suppose the doc felt anything, but then they rarely do.

All done now and the doc was pleased with the results. He did say " If you ever need eye surgery of this magnitude again elect for a general anesthetic. Thanks for that doc.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad the eye op went well!

Now, you knew this was going to happen didn't you, and I quote:

"She with the little aching tooth has finally found a weeks ..........."

Compare that with..... "Though the operation was a success the last 5/10 minutes were extremely painful. The doctor used both laser and cryo to repair the retina, the cryo was the painful bit. The local was supposed to stop the pain but not the feeling of pressure. As it happens too much local and the eye closes up, not enough and it hurts like hell.
There were nine applications of cryo and of course 9 stints of searing pain."

You probably got a lot more sympathy than you deserve.

Anonymous said...

The bottle of wine was supposed to be you anesthetic.

Hope it eases soon shipmate


enjoyed the evening very much, sorry it ended too soon

Anonymous said...

Get well soon Maffi!

David and Ann

valonia said...

Ouch!

Hope you get better soon and stuff.

Do you get to wear an eye patch and pretend to be a pirate for a little while?

valonia said...

Ouch!

Hope you get better soon and stuff.

Do you get to wear an eye patch and pretend to be a pirate for a while?

valonia said...

ooh, clever me. I seem to have multi-posted.

MortimerBones said...

poor thing you! I hope you are resting with your head down!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I was right about the level of sympathy. Much more than you deserve.

Anonymous said...

Just as a matter of interest, me old mucker. How did you come to tear an optic nerve ? What were you looking at so hard that you can tear anything ?

Nothing to do with the dog's derrieres you were looking into a couple of months ago, is it ?

Or did you do it speed reading the books you mentioned? Slow down !! I of all people should not have to tell you this.

Anonymous said...

We hope that the pain has now eased off a bit and that you are now on the up! Things can only get better, take care.
Wozie and Bottle.