I recently had cataract surgery. I'm 80 yrs old. I don't know where you live, but I live in Ma. Mass eye and Ear was wonderful. I haave to have the other done later this spring. I'm happy I had it done. I also feared going blind. Please relax and research hospitals and Dr.'s and you'll be fine. Good Luck! Marie
Has anyone had this surgery at mass eye and ear on Charles St
In Boston, Ma? My right eye is very bad. they say the cataracts are in front and in back and are very thick. they had problems doing the first exams that kept us there for 4 hrs.
they first dilated my both eyes, and then tests, then sent us else ware., ewhere they put gel, a numbing agent, and also dilated both eyes again. I couldn't see right until 10pm.
since then, my supposedly good eye has gotten worse, and I can't see to do close work.
My checkbook is a disaster. I live alone and need one good eye until I have surgery. I
Will have to have the left eye done after. I hope I can last. If anyone has had it done anywhere and can give me some feedback, It will be much preciated.
hoping you all have painless holidays,
Thank you, Linda. I have COPD and on oxygen. I'm worried about the anathesi with my breathing. I also would like to know how
Long recovery was, and how many follow up appts. To go?? My daughter is coming from Florida to assist me. She has to leave her
Business to help me , and winter is her busy time. She doesn't 't have to--she wants to.I appreciate her so much.My right is the worse, but lately my left has gotten worse. I paid my bills yesterday, by check, and
Had a hard time seeing up close.
Hi Debbie, I don't write too often, as I have to stand up to type. but, I wanted to tell you what has always helped me for years. I take three pills under my tongue of "Hylands Leg cramps" It's homeopathic and no side effects.It works pretty quick. I order from Swanson's Health . All my vitamins and supplements, also. They are the least expensive and the best.I also buy Swansons "Fibromyalgia''. homopathy.
You are so amazing,and we all learn so much from you. I don't write too often, as I have to stand to use my laptop, and it is very tiring and painful to do too often. I do want to thank you for all the advice you have given to me in the past, and I always look forward to reading the posts you write for others. I think you should have been a Dr.
Does anyone else have this? I have to use stairs all day, and it is really painful to lift my legs. It feels like my skin is too tight, and when I come down, my right leg (which isn't as swollen) comes down easier, but whenmy left leg bends, I cry out. I had the visiting nurse this morning, but they don't comment one way or the other. I find Nancy's info and advice much more helpful than nurses in the home. It feels like something could be seriosly wrong. I'm afraid some morning I won't be able to walk. It's frightening, as I'm alone all the time.I just started with the nurse. I also have two rotor cuffs in both arms and very little mobility. Now both legs. Never had any trouble with knees until I had to use the cane and walker for hip problems. Now the hip problem seems like the least of my problems.
Nancy, I'm sorry I didn't respond to you after you helped me about two wks ago, but I have trouble using the laptop most of the time.I just want you to know that I really appreciate you and your vast knowledge that you offer to so many. We all learn from reading your posts. Thank you! I was just taken off levoxyl for my thyroid, as they are not making it anymore, and I had to go on Synthroid. This is when most of my trouble started. I thought iI might just need an increase that my Dr had suggested before so he gave it to me. Then my symptoms got worse. I checked on line, and found that the fillers in the Syn. may be causing an allergic reaction? They are Acasia, which is a tree-bark and lactose? and if someone is allergic to tree or grass pollen, it can cause an allergic reaction.. Or is it the FM?? So hard to figure. My vitals are fine. Heart. bld pressure, temp.
Thanking you in advance for any help anyone can offer.
I believe the new levels are 0.3 to 3.1 that the endroconologists say are more normal. But, a good many Dr.'s still go by the 05 to 5.0 range. I have hashimoto's thyroiditis for 30 years, and I believe the endro's are right.