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Friday
Mar302007

Recovery Report

I’ve been getting quite a few emails recently concerning my recovery from my accident last December. Here’s an update on my progress.

The biggest problem was that I damaged a nerve in my right eye and it left me with severe double vision. The nerve controls the movement of that eye.

A few days ago, I got up in the morning and found my vision was almost normal. Naturally, I was extremely exited about this sudden and quite dramatic improvement, but it turned out to be short lived. After being up for an hour or so, the double vision returned.

Since then this re-occurs every morning, I can see normally on waking but it only lasts a short time. However, I feel this is a definite good sign that something good is happening and permanent normal vision will return eventually.

I am riding my bike about three times a week. When I do, I use a thin strip of black tape stuck to the right lens of my glasses, which cuts out the double vision, but allows me to see off to the side. In other words I don’t have a blind spot that a complete eye patch would cause.

Thanks again to everyone for the well wishes; these are greatly appreciated. I will keep you posted on my progress from time to time.

Reader Comments (2)

Sounds like the recovery is slow, but heading in the right direction. I hope it continues to improve.
March 31, 2007 | Unregistered Commenter Doug
Maybe the portion of your brain that coordinates and cross-references the eyes is slowly re-booting. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it.

All the best.
April 1, 2007 | Unregistered Commenter HRlaughed
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