Thanks for asking. The eyes are "interesting." The docs managed to save the vision in both, but the left is distorted from the vitrectomy. There's no more room for pan-retinal photocoagulation, and all the work has caused premature cataracts in both eyes. There's neovascularization in the angle of both eyes, so both need to be monitored every 3 months for glaucoma.
The good news is that, while I can't really read with either eye, I can read with both (bit of a pain, but hey, I'm not going to complain). It's amazing how much the brain can do with crap sensors. It's getting hard to recognize people at a distance, read bus stop signs, etc., but I can still walk the dog, and that's more important anyway.
My sisters have been telling me for years to abandon any idea of working in the future, and with the major depressive disorder "upgraded" to persistent depressive disorder with major depressive episodes impacting my ability to concentrate or stay awake all day, I've finally had to admit they have a point. Between that, the Mark 1 Eyeballs continuing to bleed, and basically having to be constantly on the lookout for triggers for another bout of suicidal depression (thinking about work is a trigger , as is worrying about what to do with my life, so I'm kind of forced to tip-toe around the whole thing mentally and just accept things as they are and try not to worry), I'm screwed.
On the plus side, in 3 months I have a series of appointments with the therapist who helped me beat the whole PTSD thing. Okay, not "beat", but understand it and cope with it. The goal now is to find out just what the hell I can do with the rest of my life, because this whole thing is kind of beyond my experience.
Plus I have to prepare to fight my endocrinologist. The guy has been under-dosing me for years, and that definitely contributed to the depression. I never consented to any sort of non-standard treatment, and his misleading me with the blood test results for years was pretty serious. His cancelling the estrogen level test in my last blood test was the final straw - I had told him (after getting hard copies of previous tests) that he was seriously wrong, and that if he didn't up the dose I would obtain more illegally (which I did, and it had a huge effect on my mood and my ability to get minor things done). So now he's deprived me of tool to monitor what's going on because I caught him screwing around, and that pretty much destroyed any trust. It also means other doctors, such as my gp, can't see my current estrogen levels either. So much for second opinion. As far as I'm concerned, he's engaged in both malpractice and negligence.
Problem is, I'm having a hard time putting all the material together because I am having problems concentrating on tasks because of the whole depression thing - sort of a catch-22 situation.
Also just checked, and he never reported the adverse drug reaction to the blood pressure medication that I had to stop taking, which also caused suicidal ideation (and should have raised a red flag when the same thing occurred a few years later when he severely under-replaced estrogen). At least my original report, and the drug manufacturers' report, are in the database, and the US FDA lists 100 similar events. Which leads to the question of how many aren't reported.
Oh well, a bit of consumer activism might not keep me out of trouble, but I will keep me occupied - if I can get my sh*t together enough. Unfortunately, this post has pretty much exhausted my attention span :-(