Corneal transplant surgery for hub and other misc.

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by MidwestMom, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Well, he finally got in to see the one cornea specialist in our area. We could have traveled to Madison, but I guess this surgery is pretty common (gulp). He is going to need two corneal transplants, one at a time. He has a genetic disorder that usually lays dormant than pops out of nowhere in middle age (if you call 55 middle age). It's call Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy. So on June 28th he will have the surgery. It's same day surgery so I'll be at the hospital all day.

    I am hoping to still come to the Chicago meet up. He should be ok in two weeks if there are no complications.

    In other news this busy summer, I drove Jumper two and half hours to basketball camp at the university yesterday (I have to drive back on Thursday to get her) and Sonic starts summer school soon. I have to drive him both ways because they have discontinued the summer school bus...grrrrrrrrrrrr.
  2. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I hope you can, too. I'd love to meet you!
  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I hope you are able to come to Chicago! Did you drive Jumper to Madison? You should have let me know!!
  4. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Wow! Isn't it amazing what they can do? FWIW, has everyone filled out their donor cards?
  5. Star*

    Star* call 911

    MWM -

    I wish I was going to be there to meet you! I've been thinking about you and husband - I'm amazed at your strength and his ability to just be so calm. Keeping you all in my good thoughts!
  6. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Here's to wishing you safe travel and your husband a speedy and wonderful recovery.
  7. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I'm going to try very hard to come. Some is hub, a bit is financial, but if there is any way, I want to meet you all. You have helped me so much for so many years.

    Jumper is in EauClaire. (I hope I spelled that

    by the way, in real life, I am very, very shy.

    Also...thank all of you for your well wishes. I am pretty sure it will turn out fine. husband isn't nervous at all. He just wants to get it down so he can see again. Right now, everything is foggy. My husband is my rock. He is so calm in most situations that he calms me down (I am high strung).