I'm almost recovered now with just the slightest of fuzzy vision in my left eye. I can finally READ!
One of my dear friends had been through the surgery before and had told me what to expect. Even then I was surprised when it took 1 1/2 hours to prepare for the surgery and then have it done in less than ten minutes.
Our wonderful pastor brought dinner over Friday evening and when Mr. & Mrs. Christopher came over to see how I was doing (and joined us for dinner, although I was propped up on the sofa), they surprised me with a casserole for Saturday's dinner. I love my daughter-in-law.
I will see the retinal specialist again in two months to see if the surgery successfully stopped leakage from broken blood vessels. The diabetes causes swelling around the retina which then causes the breakage of blood vessels. It is this leakage into the eye that can cause blindness. Even if successful this time, he will continue monitoring my retina. Some people have to have numerous surgeries through the years.
If you are diabetic, make certain your eye doctor is monitoring your eyes! Blindness can be slowed down for years and even prevented when caught early. My initial "spot" was found by my eye doctor who sent me to the retinal specialist last year.