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10 minute mantra meditation

 

Day 1
Pain 
  • none initially as they gave me a pain block injection.

  • I recommend taking your pain medication about 8 hours post surgery otherwise it hurts really bad when the pain block wears off.

  • I could feel the stitches in my eye and my eye ball felt swollen and throbbing – highly recommend masking that pain for the first two days.

Vision 
  • nothing on the eye chart but can see fingers held up in front of me

Hints and tips
  • I recommend taking your pain medication about 8 hours post surgery otherwise it hurts really bad when the pain block wears off.

 

Week 1
Pain
  • I took panadeine forte and nurofen every few hours for the first week.

  • The burning and scratchy feeling will be around for the first month

Vision
  • No change. I am testing on a large digital clock in my bedroom and can see the green numbers but can’t make out the digits. 

  • The doctors have now advised that nfortunately it could be four or more months before I'll be able to tell if I've regained any vision due to the way the stitches are placed in my eye.

Hints and tips
  • Something the hospital or doctors never clearly explained was that if I over exert myself then I may lose the graft! That means 

  • back into emergency surgery to try and recover it, or worse case, the entire graft is rejected and I have to go through the whole 

  • process again. So becareful!

  •   I can feel the pressure in my eye if I try to exert myself, even when trying to stretch or lift the 

  • kettle

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Restrictions

These restrictions are in place for the first month and are then reviewed.

  • The hospital wrote a medical certificate for my yoga and gym as I'm not allowed to do those activities for at least one month.

  • No jogging or rigerous/bouncy movement of the head.

  • No sex, unless it's slow and intimate.

  • No lifting more than 6 kgs, this includes shopping bags, so I've been getting my shopping delivered.

  • I also took it to mean no dancing in case somene accidentally knocked my eye.

  • No straining or lifting anything that puts pressure on your eye. 

It's interesting, I asked my Sydney specialist how will I know when I can or can't do something... his response was 'you will know'. And he's right, even when I have a full kettle and I lift that I can feel the pressure build up in my eye. When I go for walks and try and walk a little faster I can feel the pressure build up in my eye as well, who would have thought that all the little things we do impact on our eyes?

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Medical Information Information Sheet #1 2015