Some side effects of recovering some of my vision is dizziness and nausea as my brain tries to adjust to the new vision.
The clinic is crazy - full of people and I feel a bit claustrophobic. The nurse takes me to a back room and asks if I think we should do a topography scan now...huh?
Why is she asking me?
We look at each other oddly for a few moments. She fiddles with her hair...adjusts her bun and then decides...yes, we'll do the scan now. We do the scan, check my vision and eye pressure.
Afterwards, I'm seen by the junior doctor, who's not very friendly - just business-like:
Yep, eye looks good. Vision is a little worse than 6/60 (20/200) in grafted eye, but no signs of rejectio. Okay, wait here for Dr. Larkin (aka the expert/consultant). Dr. Larkin checks my eye, declares a great job, says I'm to move my Deximethasone steriod drops to every 2 hrs for the next 2 weeks, then very 4 hours until my next appointment. I can stop the antibiotoc drops now. But he emphasizes the importance of doing my steroid drops. Those instructions are printed off for me and will be mailed to my GP, also. And with that he sends me off to have the scleral contact lenses fitting for my left eye.
Later, 1.5 hrs later actually, my left eye is stained and prodded with different huge scleral lenses. The vision is not that great with the lenses (6/30, 20/100) but Dr. Pullum declares that is the best he can get it - my cornea is so steep. The lense should be ready in about 6 weeks, so, I'll get them at my next appointment.
I'm exhausted when I arrive home at 6pm, but don't feel like I can complain.
This is where my life is at now as I try to recover my vision.
I've committed to the ongoing drives to hospital and a lifetime of emergency checks for rejection. They warned me the road would require massive patience and commitment. And that the road would be long. Don't forget, I still have the left eye to graft/transplant and the 18 months for that to heal.
But all that still seems better than the alternative.