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As I posted in another thread, after my left eye was done, I started seeing two lines radiating out from any highlights. They were very long and noticeable but as others posted after a while they seemed to disappear. However, I notice that they are still there although to a lesser extent. I had my post-op meeting with the consultant (it's now four weeks since the op) and asked him. He told me that it might be due to residual astigamtism and I am annoyed with myself for not asking him to explain because all my research into astigmatism talks about blurred vision.
This is most definitely not the case with me as my vision in the left eye is pin sharp (I had a corrective lens inserted). So I think I am starting to lose faith in the consultant and am apprehensive about having the second eye done by him. I don't need it being done yet BUT and this is a huge BUT being in the UK and our NHS strapped for cash, by the time the NHS will agree to have the op done, I will really be struggling with my sight in that eye. I currently have private healt cover and they are willing to pay to have it done.
Now factor in the letter I received this morning from Nuffield stating that their default position is for patients to share a room with up to three other same-sex people. As I type this I am starting to get stressed out again. Nuffield do say that one can request a single-room and indeed this is what I had last time and was perfectly happy in my own space, zoning out in my head and meditating and generally calming myself. I know I won't be able to do that if I am in a room with others wanting to make small talk.
And what about all the pre-prep stuff...taking blood pressure and putting in the drops? Not very private.
Also I have OCD with regard to bacteria and disease and last time showered in my room, got rid of my bacteria-laden street clothes and put on a gown. At that point I was happy in that I had done all that I could to minimise infection.
I really am a very unhappy bunny at this point in time. I think on Monday I need to text the consultant and ask him to call me when he gets a moment and ask him to explain how/why he thinks it is astigmatism. Maybe I am wrong...I am open to input from you guys. I will also ring Nuffield up as the appointment is scheduled for a couple of weeks time to request a single-room.
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