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Our Detached Retina
Recovery Story

We all want a successful recovery from a Vitrectomy. It can be a scary experience. We are beginning to compile a list of stories to help you see that a successful recovery is possible.

Remember, that this is a journey and that quick success is not a reasonable expectation. Remember the goal and follow the protocol for optimal success!

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Recovering from a Retinal Detachment is unique experience.  We all start at a different spot due to different levels of eye damage.  As a result, we all heal a different rates of speed.  Recovery is a process involving patience and perseverance.

The last couple of days have been encouraging with some positive progress in Steve's healing. Being up for two hours with head tilted forward and then sleeping for the next hour face down (at least) is still the pattern of the day, but little by little he is gaining strength. Yesterday evening we went for a walk around the block together! It was so nice to be out in the fresh air and for Steve to move some muscles that have sat silent for far too long.

Last night he tried to sleep on his left side for awhile, and while it was a nice change of position it will now take some getting used to after being face down for 10 days.

This morning Steve could see a tiny bit out of his peripheral vision! We are guessing that the gas bubble they place behind the eye is blocking the majority of his vision, which is why they tell you not to expect anything for 6-7 weeks. While it is the tiniest little bit, it was encouraging!

Steve is still finding it frustrating to try to read / use his computer as his good eye is having a hard time funcioning solo. We wonder how much the brain has to readjust when it goes from 'stereo' to 'mono' vision as it doesn't seem to be happening automatically. We return to the Doctor on Wednesday so we will add that to the list of questions!

We continue to feel so blessed as our bathroom continues its renovation, courtesy of friends and relatives (more on that in a later blog!). Another friend (thanks, Scott!) came and hooked up our new gas dryer that made it down to the basement barely 28 hours before Steve's surgery. My girls have had adventures with friends (thanks Liesl and Jo!) that I just could not provide having to be here for Steve and his hourly eye drops. We have had friends, family and clients provide meals for us (accompanied by these great'get well drawings' from their kids!) - a HUGE help when my time has been so consumed with Steve's care and the rest of daily life.

We continue to pray for patience, endurance and healing. We appreciate your love and support as we walk forward, one day (and sometimes one hour) at a time. The path still stretches ahead of us farther than what we can see, but we know that we do not walk it alone. 

Delivery, Set-up, Pickup

We offer in-home personalized delivery within our delivery area.  Each in-home set-up is about 45 minutes in length as we listen to your needs and set-up the equipment for you. This is not a drop, run, good-bye.

We want to reduce your anxiety so you can focus on maximizing your recovery!

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What to Expect from Retina Recovery Inc.

More Than Just Equipment

Retina Recovery Inc. is here to help you before your vitrectomy surgery, during your facedown recovery and in the days following the critical first days of your recovery.  We not only provide facedown recovery equipment but the support you need to Maximize Your Eyesight!

What to Expect When Recovering

Our mission is to help you "Heal Right the First Time".  We work hard to Educate you through videos, blogs, emails and articles on our website.  There are clear themes to successful facedown recovery. With Several Thousand Rentals of Experience, we are continuing to learn what works best for each person.

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Encouragement, we ALL need it.  Facedown recovery can be difficult for many people.  We are here and available during your facedown recovery journey, answering questions and providing hope and encouragement so you can Heal Right the First-Time!

Steve's Facedown Recovery Timeline

 

We Help You 
"Heal Right the First-Time!"

Since 2015, Retina Recovery Inc. has been be honoured to serve thousands of renters during their facedown recovery.

  • PREMIUM Equipment Rentals,
  • Personalized In-Home Deliveries/Set-up, and
  • On-Going Coaching

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