Pirate Mom Update…

We’re back from the check up.

The doctor was pleased with the surgery, the eye is looking more normal but we are not out of the woods yet, it’s still a waiting game to see how much vision can be restored.

As it turns out they believe the infection entered the eye via a suture from a Glaucoma procedure she underwent over a decade ago.

We’ll know a bit more when we see them next week.

Now for the bad news…

On our way to the Hospital we were stopped at a light at Runnymede and Bloor and got rear ended, both vehicles were drive-able but the rest of my day will be taken up attending a collision reporting centre.

It doesn’t rain but it pours.

  • tom_billesley

    Be glad your hospital isn’t turning away patients like British NHS hospitals with patient records accessed via PCs running unpatched Windows XP

  • Dana Garcia

    Rock on, Pirate Mom!

  • bob e

    good luck ..

  • CoolTolerance

    Ten years before the infection declared itself. Food for thought…

    • Waffle

      Sounds very weird. Almost all sutures dissolve. If they still use non-dissolving sutures they would only be applied on a surface area where they can be easily removed when the wound has healed. I think they’re saying, we don’t know what the hell caused this infection so we’ll just b.s. you and keep our fingers crossed that you won’t call us on it.

      BTW did they do a culture to determine what kind of organism was growing? If they did, I would ask for a copy of the lab report.

      • CoolTolerance

        In total agreement with you.
        Mom is not

      • CoolTolerance

        Infections fester in humid environment. The eye is a humid environment. It would not take ten years for the infection to declare itself in the eye. Loads of doctor bullshit.

  • SDMatt

    If it wasn’t for bad luck, you know I wouldn’t have no luck at all . . .


    All the best to you, your mom, and your car.

  • dukestreet

    I am on disability because of being rear ended a few times and they didn’t treat my whiplash properly. No matter what they say about it, get treated. I suggest Feldenkrais, which got me out of a wheelchair and pretty much got me total function back. Of every therapy method I tried,it was the best and most effective. It uses neuroplasticity and works in the brain itself. Best thing there is.

  • marty_p

    Cars can be repaired/replaced – much more easily than people can be “repaired”.
    I am glad to hear that your mom is on the “mend”.
    In 1989 my uncle and his family (in town for the wedding – from NY NY) were rear ended on their way to my wedding reception – it happens.

  • Maggat

    Ya, one day chicken, the next day feathers. Hang in.

  • Surele Surele

    Good luck for your Mom.