Yes it is true!
Now before you get too jealous may I point out that they seem to have a different way of spelling it to me. They insist on Eye Pad. How silly of them.
For many years I have had a pterygium (see below) in both eyes. The left has become worse and is obstructing my vision so the specialists have decided it needs to be removed under a general anaesthetic. This will take place at the Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton on Wednesday.
It is not a major operation. Certainly nothing compared to what Marilyn has been through over the past few years but it is my vision so your prayers would be much appreciated.
After the operation I get my i (eye) pad.
If I am a little slow responding to email etc. after the surgery please be patient.
Likewise if you join Christian House Sitters on Wednesday or Thursday of next week there will be a slight delay in getting your membership processed.
PS For those who do not know what a pterygium is here is an extract from Guy’s Hospital website
A pterygium is a raised, triangular or wedge-shaped, benign growth of conjunctiva tissue. The conjunctiva is the mucus membrane that covers the front of your eye. It usually occurs on the side of your eye nearest your nose. A pterygium can grow over the cornea (the transparent dome at the front of your eyeball) in a triangular fashion. It may grow large enough to affect your vision (eyesight).
A pterygium usually develops if you have been living in a hot, dry climate. This may be a response to: • your eye’s long-term exposure to sunlight and • chronic eye irritation from the dry climate
As the pterygium develops it may alter the shape of the cornea, making it curve more. This causes astigmatism, which affects how your eye focuses. When the pterygium has grown towards the centre of your cornea it will affect your vision.
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