Just a quick doom and gloom health update..
My worst fear were realised when the consultant last week said the retina had re- detached and I needed to be seen urgently by a retinal surgeon so after lots of phoning and anxious waiting he found one in Nottingham who could see me the next day.
That was last Friday and that afternoon I had a second operation to re-attach the retina and fix the tiny tear. He has put in a longer lasting gas and also a sceral buckle which somehow physically holds the retina in place. As it was a longer operation he wanted me to have a general anaesthetic so I had to stay in hospital overnight.
I have to lie on my side all night and in the day lie down on my side for twenty minutes in each hour. Not too difficult..
Even with all this the odds aren't great. For a first re-attachment they say 97% but for the second they drop to 80%.... I'm still feeling really despondent and depressed... I know that was made worse by the anaesthetic but I'm over that now and still feeling unhopeful. I'm sure I can see a shadowy thing where the shadow was last week that was the retina detaching and I'm not seeing the consultant until Friday.
But on a lighter note have you seen this? It's a Colinette throw kit called Mondrian's Tree House and the colour I like (have got!) is Tableau - the one in the main picture. I had to have it as an advance birthday present because I think this sort of knitting is within my capabilities at the moment and it might cheer me up.