The word of the day …

is vitrectomy. Noon at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Seems pretty interesting. Outpatient. Couple punctures in the eyeball. Drain it. Fix the tears with a laser. Refill with silicone. Inflate with a gas bubble to push the detachment into place and then six weeks of heads down posture to insure a good result.

Bottom line prognosis? Not going to be winning any gold medals in sharpshooting or hitting in the clean up position for the Sox.  From what I can tell I will be able to see well enough to walk and not get taken out by a bus when I cross the street.

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

9 thoughts on “The word of the day …”

  1. sounds unpleasant, but take it from one who knows: being able to see only 10 feet isn’t that bad.

    in all seriousness, though, take care. if you need someone to text you sox scores, let me know.

  2. And I thought my recovery from recent LASIK was a pain.

    I hope it all goes well and the recovery smooth.

    BTW. Does that head-plant device come with a neck and shoulder massage? 😉

  3. godsdog – Lakewood, WA, USA – Mitch Ratcliffe is a veteran entrepreneur, technical program manager and journalist/analyst who has observed and participated in every phase of the Internet era, starting on the The WELL in 1987. He cofounded BuzzLogic, was on the founding executive team of ON24, and his first board role was with Match.com in 1996.
    Mitch Ratcliffe says:

    Good thoughts headed your way. After the surgery, will you be able to use your eye as a racquetball?

  4. Eeeeww. Dude, I hope you are getting bulk discounts on surgery! Don’t shortcut the recovery on this one.

    Feeling for you.

  5. Wow … when you do it, you do it.

    Don’t do what a normal guy would do. DO WHAT THE DOCTOR TELLS YOU.

    Off my soapbox now. Hope you’re feeling better.

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