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    Default Vitrectomy for macular hole, how long before you could ride- Update, I can ride now!

    If anyone has any information to share, either from personal experience or knowing someone who has had this, please share, thanks!
    Jeanie
    ETA - I had my 7 weeks post-op checkup Friday Jan 18th, and the Opthalmologist said I can ride again now, yay!
    Last edited by sdlbredfan; Jan. 19, 2013 at 09:22 PM. Reason: add update to title
    Jeanie
    RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.



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    My sister (definitely not a rider) had a macular hole and had the surgery. She made it through several weeks of keeping her head down with the help of a friend who moved in with her. She had some sort of special chair that gave her the support she needed, especially when sleeping. She was able to work from home, but I think it was a month of so before she was out and about, including work. Airline travel was out of the picture for several months. I admire her tenacity during the recuperation.

    I wish you the best and hope things go smoothly.


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    Thanks, I did the face-down thing already. Surgery was Dec 11, and on Dec 21 checkup Doctor said eye is looking good, but freaked out when I asked about when I could ride again. He did say it is OK to drive a car though.
    Last edited by sdlbredfan; Dec. 27, 2012 at 07:20 AM. Reason: typo
    Jeanie
    RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.



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