many thanks for the prayers. Well, as you can imagune it wasn't the most fun filled afternoon I've ever had. Prep and surgery ran 1 hour 50 minutes. Turns out I had 3 tears and a detached retina which had left me with about 80% vision. It was a bizzare experience to say the least. The worst part being the injections to freeze the eye. Not only did it freeze the eye muscles but also the motor and sensorey nerves and even the optic nerve. I was blind in that eye for most of the operation and just as the blindness came on it was the weirdest sensation and kaleidoscop experience. I can honestly say I felt very little. I heard the Doc say sutures and pass me the.... a few times but other than that I just lay there and told jokes until he said "stop telling jokes, I'm trying to concentrate". Searaiders... no I didn't tell the "royal martines or hey Luigi joke.....
Before the operation started I asked if I could say a wee prayer but the Doc asked if he could pray for me. He put his hand on my head and said something wonderful. Heck, I even started to cry and washed some of the fluids they had put in out so they had to put more it. It was a really special thing and I thought I was pretty immune to this stuff.
Once again thanks for all your support. I really am staggered at how people have said nice things to me in the posts or emails over the last day. It really made very humble indeed. To be honest with everyone, when I resigned as modferator yesterday, I was going to make one more post, kill my account, take down my Doxa websites and walk away, but the real family spirit of this place left me with a lot more thinking to do. I'll try to sort out my "problem" with Doxa but no matter what happens I'll leave the websites up and keep hanging out. I never really realized that my ramblings were read by people and that in a simple way the book and my reviews touched a lot of people's lives. Probably made you spend a bunch of money as well.
Right that's me. Eye is starting to hurt now but I have a bucket of Vicodin. Back to doc in the morning for patch removal. The rest is up to my body to do the healing. I hope I'm one of the 95% success rate guys.
Oh before I forget. Sorry to see that some of the guys didn't make it out of Cayman. Man am I glad I bailed when I did. Stay safe boys.