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Title: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: cduckworth on October 22, 2017, 01:58:06 AM
Haven't been near the work bench as I had cataract surgery and lost about 98% of the sight in my right eye due to a detached retina.   Cataract surgery went fine and the retina surgery is next Tuesday.  Doctor said he should be able to get me 100% sight back.  When they do cataract surgery they replace your natural lens with a plastic one that has your eye glass prescription so the
Doctor thought my ability to see up close will be better than before all these issues.  Been reading the new Jasta 30 book and looking forward to tackling the W.12 I started months ago.
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: dr 1 ace on October 22, 2017, 06:04:10 AM
Prayers for successful operations and a speedy recovery !

Ed
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: Des on October 22, 2017, 07:21:26 AM
All the very best for your upcoming surgery, hope it all goes to plan and you are back to 100% vision again.

Des.
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: RAGIII on October 22, 2017, 07:39:47 AM
Wishing you a successful operation and speedy recovery!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: IanB on October 22, 2017, 10:50:58 AM
I have had both of those too, the detached retina in 1988 and the cataract last year. I still have my Class 1 medical and fly professionally. All the best for successful surgery!

Ian
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: lcarroll on October 22, 2017, 12:59:22 PM
    Sincere best wishes for successful surgery and a very quick recovery Charlie. Hope you are back at your model desk in record time!
Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: Borsos on October 22, 2017, 09:56:26 PM
Fingers crossed for a quick, problem- and painless recovery!
All the best
Borsos
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: gbrivio on October 23, 2017, 12:30:09 AM
Best wishes of a quick and full recovery.
Ciao
Giuseppe
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: Juan on October 23, 2017, 01:24:44 AM
Wishing all the best on your surgery and a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: andonio64 on October 23, 2017, 03:57:00 AM
Best wishes and hugs! I wish for you a fast recovery!

Antonio
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: Manni on October 24, 2017, 12:17:31 AM
Also the best wishes from me. My fingers are crossed.
Bye,
Manni
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: Nigel Jackson on October 24, 2017, 01:39:31 AM
Wishing you the best of luck for the surgery and a full and speedy recovery.

Best wishes
Nigel
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: eindecker on October 24, 2017, 04:14:40 AM
I had cataract surgery a few years back. Best thing for my eyes in years. Not only did my vision go to 20-20, but I can now see colors that were merely rumors before. You’ll be seeing the “real” PC-10 in no time.
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: cduckworth on October 29, 2017, 08:42:45 AM
Surgery was 10/24 and morning of 10/25 was my post surgery checkup by the doctor and also my 66th birthday (wife commented probably my worse B'day ever) He said everything looked good and my sight should come back in 3-4 weeks.  During the operation he put a gas bubble in my eye and looking down forces the bubble to press against the back of the eye. So I need to keep my head down for seven days and sleep on my stomach so my head is facing the mattress.   Daytime I can deal with it as I'll lie on the floor with pillows but certainly not my normal sleeping position but I'll make it.  No pain so far other than my back and neck from looking down all the time...  Mrs D is putting up with me so far.  🙄

Looking forward to getting back to the work bench. 
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: Des on October 29, 2017, 08:50:20 AM
Sounds as if you have had excellent results from the surgery, looking down for 7 days is a small price to pay for perfect vision, I really hope the recovery will be up to your and your doctors expectations, keeping my fingers crossed for you. I have had both cataracts done over the past two years and it was the best thing that I could have done, my last eye check showed I have 20/20 vision in both eyes.

Des.
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: RLWP on October 29, 2017, 08:54:35 AM
I've got it! You need one of these:

(https://www.willowandstone.co.uk/cms-images/product/zoom/high%20res%20sheila%20maid.jpg)

Suspend it from the ceiling above your workbench. You can lie on the top, your wife can hoist you up to the right height then you can model while laying down!

Richard
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: cduckworth on December 20, 2017, 11:33:13 AM
Second detached retina operation was today due to scar tissue undoing the first operation.  Eye doctor put in an oil bubble that will stay in indefinitely to hold the retina in place. As with the first operation I need to keep my head down for the next six-seven days so the bubble reinforces the repairs and holds them in place.  Also can't lift anything over 15 pounds during the healing.  He was pleased with how the operation went.

I'm looking forward to having both eyes again  (I know bad pun) 8)

Got hex decals on the W.12 wings this week before I went in; also started on the Planet Rumpler C.I and have the engine and interior ready to paint.  Hopefully will have something this Fall in completed models. 

Charlie
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: lcarroll on December 20, 2017, 01:59:58 PM
    Best wishes for a rapid and complete recovery from today's operation, Charlie. Great resilience in working at the W.12 decaling at the last minute, I have to admire your determination. Hang in there for the 7 days and hopefully things will get back to normal!
Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: RLWP on December 20, 2017, 08:44:03 PM
Also can't lift anything over 15 pounds during the healing<snip>

Charlie

I've just done some research for you, Charlie. Neither a glass of whisky or a pint of beer weigh as much as 15lb, so you should be OK for Christmas

Take care and good luck, if you are like me being constrained by injury will be driving you mad. My temporary one-handedness is getting me down

Richard
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: cduckworth on December 21, 2017, 01:41:10 AM
Richard
Wishing you a quick recovery.  Appreciate the suggestion on the whiskey and beer :)

Charlie
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: RLWP on December 21, 2017, 06:58:03 AM
Richard
Wishing you a quick recovery.  Appreciate the suggestion on the whiskey and beer :)

Charlie

Happy to do the research, Charlie.

Now what shall I do with this pint of beer and glass of whisky?

Richard
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: IanB on December 21, 2017, 07:58:00 AM
All the best for a speedy recovery. At least it sounds as though you're not in hospital for the week. When I had mine done in 1988 I spent a week in hospital with the foot of the bed raised up, and had to lie on my face the whole time to keep the bubble in the right place. What fun that was.....

Ian
Title: Re: Cataract surgery and detached retina
Post by: cduckworth on December 22, 2017, 02:31:33 AM
I can't imagine a week in that position.  Sleeping is the worse part of this recovering but I keep reminding myself I'll get use of my eye back after this.  Dr said I could stop with the 'head down' position on  Christmas.  I'm looking forward to getting back to the work bench and completing the W.12, Rumpler C.I and my Gotha GIV that's been sitting on the 'shelf of no return'.