F.E.A.R. In Real Time

“I never thought I could “go through that” until going through “that” was the best alternative.” ~Steph

"I never thought I could "go through that" until going through "that" was the best alternative." ~StephWith the exception of a minor situation a couple of years ago, my sight loss has been stable for the last eight years. So when my eye doctor thought my retina might be detaching I was a little apprehensive.

Around the same time I was waiting for my appointment with the retina specialist I was asked by Tosha Michelle to be a featured guest on her blog Everything I Never Told You. The timing was perfect to share one of my favorite posts on FEAR Guest Blog Post by Stephanae McCoy.

I’m pleased to report my retina specialist is recommending I have YAG laser surgery to be done by my ophthalmologist to clear the posterior capsule opacification (PCO) in my right eye. PCO is a common cataract surgery complication where the posterior portion of the capsule becomes hazy. This can happen months or in my case years after cataract surgery. As a matter of fact, I wrote a post called Clarity, Trees & YAG for when I had the surgery done on my left eye in 2015.

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👩🏾‍🦯 | INTJ | HSP | Collector of knowledge | Alpaca Fanatic “If I stop to kick every barking dog, I am not going to get where I'm going.” ~Jackie Joyner-Kersee Hi, I'm Steph! I'm a highly sensitive proud introvert and a recovering people-pleaser. These traits or quirks used to bother me because I always felt out of place until I began a recent process of self-acceptance. While I'm still a work in progress, I view my quirks as my superpowers and am grateful that they contribute to who I am today.

12 thoughts on “F.E.A.R. In Real Time

  1. Thanks Bruce. They’ve come so far with cataract surgery. I had mine done about 4 years ago and had no problems at all when my left eye was done. There was some minor discomfort when the right eye was done as I could feel it during the surgery. I can’t remember what caused the pain but other than that it was perfect. Having more light afterwards was so welcome.

  2. When I had cataract surgery a couple years ago I was a bit apprehensive as a first-timer. I was amazed how easy the process and procedure was. Glad to hear your experience with the YAG was similar Steph…certainly helps to know what to expect for the second go-round. Best of luck!

  3. Hey Ms. Carla, thank you so much!!! I was totally prepared to do battle with the retina specialist because I wasn’t going to let him do the whole gas bubble while being awake thing. The only way that could have possibly occurred is if he gave me a valium or scheduled it as a surgery. Thank heavens there was no need for any of that. Hugs back at ya!!

  4. It’s very good news Diana. I’m just waiting for my eye doctor to schedule the laser procedure. She might want to wait until my next appointment in June but I’ll be contacting her office if I don’t hear from them by next week. Actually having this done will make examining the right eye much easier for her going forward because once the haze is gone she’ll be able to see the retina more clearly.

  5. Yes it is Patty. Thank you!! The retina specialist couldn’t see any tears or other abnormalities of the retina. But he said the haziness of the posterior lens makes it difficult to see the retina so this upcoming procedure will rectify this situation going forward. The YAG laser surgery was such an easy thing to go through the first go round I have to reason to expect otherwise for the right eye. Since it was left in the hands of my ophthalmologist it’s just a matter of when she thinks the best timing will be to do the procedure.

  6. I’m guessing that this is good news since it’s a common complication and you’ve been through it before. I hope everything goes perfectly and you can put that worry behind you 🙂 <3

  7. Ah, that is in a way great news, isn’t it? That something can be done again?
    Keeping my fingers crossed it will go well this time around too.
    Big hug, XxX

  8. Yeah, it was scary not knowing what was going on and imagining what needed to be done. The first time I had the YAG it was so easy I couldn’t believe it.

  9. Thanks Katelon. If it’s anything like the first time it’ll be a cinch and once it’s done going forward it’ll be much easier for the docs to see my retina.

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