Avast, me hearties…

Tis done, shipmates.

OK, enough of the pirate talk. You’ll have to imagine the Captain Jack Sparrow accessories.

Surgery was quick, briefly unpleasant when the local anaesthetic went in but mostly painless, if a little bloody. Post-op, it is painful: I feel as if I’ve been smacked in the eye, with a bonus serving of pea-gravel under my eyelid. The patch comes off later today, after which I’ll be sporting a black eye.

Thanks to everyone who offered good wishes and crossed their fingers. It appears the outcome is going to be positive.

I kind of wish I’d gone out and bought the pirate hat and stuffed parrot after all…

64 thoughts on “Avast, me hearties…

  1. Terri says:

    So sorry you had to go through surgery on your eye. I hope you will be feeling better very soon.

  2. Ouch!! You would have looked fabulous with your patch and a pirate hat too. Hope it heals well and you can return to normal life and sewing soon. This is just the kind of time when I would be saying thank heavens for audio books – and settling onto the sofa for a good relaxing day or two. (After walking the dog of course.)

    • katechiconi says:

      The patch is off now, and the eye is, well, colourful! It’s still very blurry and gritty, but hopefully that will get better every day. I’m over having a dodgy eye after a month of problems… I made a cake yesterday in anticipation of enforced idleness. Time to go and make inroads, I feel!

  3. anne54 says:

    What, no quilted patch? What kind of quilting pirate are you?! Hope all is well now 😘

  4. It’s done βœ…… thank goodness.. now to heal and get back to normal 😍🀩 love & hugs to you always. Don’t overwork the good eye πŸ‘

  5. So glad all went well. Take it easy.

  6. tialys says:

    Ew! Poor you. It sounds as if it was all rather unpleasant to me but you are very stoical. Did I miss you telling us what was actually wrong with your eye?

    • katechiconi says:

      No, I didn’t go into detail. I had a large chalazion, or Meibohmian cyst on the eyelid which was pressing on my eyeball and was exceptionally red and swollen and hard. It had to be excised from underneath the eyelid. Won’t go into more detail. Even I find it squirmy.

  7. claire93 says:

    hopefully the worst is over

  8. Wishing quick healing for you

  9. I am glad you are on the mend! And pirate talk away my dear! I know I would be!

  10. Dayphoto says:

    I always panic when a needle comes right at me in the eye, so I UNDERSTAND that first shot! I am glad they have been able to do something for your eye! I (as will you and everyone who reads) am hoping for a very speedy and successful recovery!

  11. craftycreeky says:

    Ooh, that doesn’t sound nice at all, hope you’re soon feeling better. I used to work occasionally in the eye theatre and always had to look away for the anaesthetic bit!!

    • katechiconi says:

      It wasn’t exactly nice, and yes, needles and eyes are always a bit squirmy, but I’d recommend the surgeon any time – and he was chatting away about his training in Manchester all through the procedure!

  12. magpiesue says:

    It seems nothing can be healed without incurring some degree of pain first. 😦 Glad it’s over. Here’s to a speedy and complete recovery!

  13. I was thinking of you yesterday but thought there was no point messaging you given the events of the day. But today… without even doing so I’m happy to see and hear all is well. Another chapter… my time as a pirate… in your book 🐦

    • katechiconi says:

      If you’d texted yesterday I probably wouldn’t have been able to read it! Luckily the laptop lets me enlarge infinitely so peering around the eyepatch at the screen wasn’t too hard. Patch off, technicolour eye, improved vision: all good. Parrot accessory no longer required πŸ˜‰

  14. Somehow I had missed the fact that this was going to happen… anyway, I’m so pleased that you are likely to be on the mend and I hope the pain is short-lived.

  15. Ach, my spine twingles just seeing your picture. I have to quell a near-panic attack just to get a glaucoma test at the eye doctor. I can’t imagine undergoing surgery. Brave you! You don’t need a pirate hat, you already rule.

    • katechiconi says:

      I wasn’t especially brave about this one; mostly, I’m fairly sanguine about yet another surgery, but this one had me sleepless and sweating. Still, it’s done, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I feared, and while it needs a bit of post-operative care and the black eye is a bit emphatic, I’m pretty happy overall with progress.

  16. thank goodness it is over and hope it heals quickly. Do we get to see the black eye? Think a real parrot would be an authentic addition.

  17. nanacathy2 says:

    So glad everything went according to plan. As for the black eye you need a good cover story of having to tackle a mountain gorilla or crocodile….Get well soon. xx

  18. Lynda says:

    The worst is over and it only get better from here. πŸ™‚

  19. Joanne S says:

    Speedy recovery!

  20. Oh, Kate, that looks painful. I’m so glad you’re on the other side of this and that the outcome is good. I hope you get some rest.

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