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Old 10-15-2015, 10:48 AM   #201
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So happy you are done with both eyes and that everything went so well! Now you can take it easy while you recover and soon be back to all the things that make retirement so wonderful.
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Great news, pleased to hear that your 2nd surgery went well.
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Great news, pleased to hear that your 2nd surgery went well.

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Happy to hear all went well. Take it easy and enjoy being waited on.
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So glad the second surgery went well. Sit back and relax for a few days.
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So glad the second surgery went well. Sit back and relax for a few days.
Good idea! It's very convenient to be retired, so I can easily have that luxury.

Tomorrow I will have my one day checkup with the ophthalmologist, but that is the only thing on my schedule for the next few days.
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W2R, Glad to hear that all went well for your second surgery.
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Glad it went well, and oh, what an appropriate avatar!
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Glad it went well, and oh, what an appropriate avatar!
Ha ha!!! Thanks, and thanks. My present left eye may not look as youthful, but it can sure can see better than it could when that avatar photo was taken.

I am just resting and napping off and on this afternoon. I'm not used to getting up at 4:30 AM in retirement, like I did this morning.
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Congratulations! Just keep up on the eyedrop schedules, and you are home free (less deductible and copay, of course).
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Congratulations! Just keep up on the eyedrop schedules, and you are home free (less deductible and copay, of course).
Thank you!

No deductible or co-pay, luckily. I pay as much for my "BCBS Standard" federal employee/retiree health insurance as I did before I retired, and didn't get a reduction when I started Medicare (which is primary). So, now that I am retired and on Medicare, BCBS gives me zero deductible and picks up the co-pay. I'd imagine Medicare's contribution more than makes up for that. All I have to pay is my share of drug costs, which so far has been $142.50. I paid it with my Amazon Visa so I get 2% back in rewards. Had I had this surgery before Medicare kicked in, I think I would be paying a lot more.

I am rigorously working on the eyedrops; just put one in each eye, and have a different one to put in each eye right now. Also I trying to keep myself from mauling my eye even though it itches now and then. A very light dab of a clean tissue seems to help the itching (so I am trying to substitute that for scratching or rubbing).
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Good news about the second surgery being as successful as the first. Let Frank take care of you and enjoy that comfy easy chair.
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Good news about the second surgery being as successful as the first. Let Frank take care of you and enjoy that comfy easy chair.
Thanks, I will do just that. It is so comfy, and even more so now that it is in my new house instead of the old one where this photo was taken.
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......I am rigorously working on the eyedrops; just put one in each eye, and have a different one to put in each eye right now. Also I trying to keep myself from mauling my eye even though it itches now and then. A very light dab of a clean tissue seems to help the itching (so I am trying to substitute that for scratching or rubbing).
Is the itching due to the surgery or something else? I had surgery to remove cysts inside my eye lids and it was itchy at the incision like there was a scab. I know a lot of people that have had cataract surgery but I didn't realize you had to use so many eye drops. Glad things are going well.
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Is the itching due to the surgery or something else? I had surgery to remove cysts inside my eye lids and it was itchy at the incision like there was a scab. I know a lot of people that have had cataract surgery but I didn't realize you had to use so many eye drops. Glad things are going well.
Thank you! I'm not sure if the itching is because of the surgery, because of mild allergies, or simply because I know that I can't scratch or rub my eyes right now so of course I want to DO those things.

Two hours ago I had my post-op checkup and all went well. I mentioned the itching to the doctor but he didn't seem too concerned. He said that all is well and to come back in 2 weeks, instead 1 week as usually scheduled.

The driver's license place was jammed, with not even one parking place, so we put off getting my new "no glasses needed" driver's license until Monday. With F living right next door he is happy to drive me around as desired. I don't really have anywhere I need to go this weekend anyway.
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