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Eye Surgery Went Well / Transplant Approved

Mar 14

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 2:45 PM  RssIcon

Left eye cataract surgery was very successful restoring its sight to 20/20. With that I have scheduled the right eye for two weeks down the road. With so much clarity in the left eye it is now the right eye that appears to have total cataract enclosure over the lens area. What a blessing to see so clearly.

Last week Karen was confirmed to be a perfect match for a third transplant. No plans are present for making that move until we follow through on the Revlimid /Dexamethasone treatment which is only one week into the first cycle. A surprise call this week from a former Blue Cross Blue Shield case worker also confirmed that the second submittal of request has granted coverage for the third transplant. A huge hurdle to have gained so quickly. I swear all that has been gifted to me is a miracle. With 20% fatality rate for patient on the third transplant it will take some thought but the door has been left open.

The only noticeable change thus far in treatment is the extended hours of sleep. This regiment of chemo really puts the brakes on activity level.

Greetings to all,

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Re: Eye Surgery Went Well / Transplant Approved

Hi Dave,
Glad to hear that the first cataract surgery was successful. Also glad to hear the positive report concerning Karen being a match and the coverage OK'd if you should wish to go through with the transplant.

Robins and red-winged blackbirds are back and the tulips are breaking through. Warm weather can't be far behind!

My prayers are with you,

By Lynn on   Saturday, March 14, 2009 6:24 PM

Re: Eye Surgery Went Well / Transplant Approved

Hi David,
It's great to hear that your cataract surgery went so well, and just in time for you to enjoy all the beautiful spring colors. Our daffodils are about finished, but all the spring trees are in bloom, so yours can't be far behind. Pretty soon you'll be able to trade your hat for a tube of sunscreen.
I'm glad that your new treatment hasn't had any unpleasant side effects. Well keep praying that you'll have more good news when you see your doctors.
Your friends, Dave and Carolyn

By carolyns on   Thursday, April 02, 2009 3:16 PM
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