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Date: Fri Nov 4 12:08 AM, 2005
Going to crosslinking 2
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Hi guys!
Next Tuesday, November 8 I have crosslinking scheduled for the left eye, the best one.
Again I've got 2 weeks off to do it. I'll report on it in the middle of November.

The right one is doing fine, it's now 3 months since the procedure. I do not have any acurate measurements of vis acuity or astigmatism for it for I wait 6 months period to have it fully stabilized. I did, however, an Orbscan about a month ago and it was too early to see changes if any. I tried to fit glasses but it was not satisfactory, so I continue to see with the left one as before. Anyway, probably the right one was too far gone to get it back, in without correction mode...


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Date: Fri Nov 4 1:41 AM, 2005
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Hi Yarsky,
Best wishes for your trip to (Dresden?) ... Im sure we are all interested in hearing about your progress.
ps: (Stay away from those German bars, those guys really know how to drink!!! :)... at least untill after your treatment)
All the best,
Hari

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Date: Fri Nov 4 3:54 AM, 2005
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All the best Yarsky,


I was reading about something which i never really thought about in some of your posts, until I read them. In that doing the better eye last will mean during the recovery your vision will be very low (which i realised I will have to go through my self).


So keep occupied during the recovery period mate, like listerning to music/ radio (take a walkman with you) or even try learning to play the guitar and sing  (apparently Enrique Iglesias' father the famous singer Holio Iglesias learnt to sing because he was stuck in a hospital as a patient lol)


Anyway keep cheerful as the time will pass, and most importantly because you have us! The fact that your better eye can only get better is a very good chance! (as you know) and that is enough i feel that could make all the differance in our lifes as our level of kc is about the same, so that we can catch that smile and that face which we may miss with out X linking.


You have all of us behide you mate and all of the french nation! You have been a big plus for the kc community mate!


Try to have good company around you during your recovery, and talk and write as much as you want to!


My thoughts and best wishes are with you, friend and comrade!



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Date: Fri Nov 4 1:33 PM, 2005
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Thanks!


Yes, sure it's Dresden.



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yarsky


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Date: Fri Nov 4 7:24 PM, 2005
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Quintrix thanks!
It's great to have such friends and support. My morals are high. I'll spend two weeks in Germany. Then I'll come back to France. I hope to be back to normal life end of November. I'll keep you informed.
Best,
Y.

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Date: Sun Nov 13 7:25 PM, 2005
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Hello guys!
I went to Dresden. And I did not do crosslinking to the left eye. We discussed it with Dr. Kohlhaas the day the op was planned and we came to a conclusion that I'd beter wait. Why? The left eye has not changed since july. So we said that as soon as I start seeing it worsen I would come to Dortmund (or Dresden) next year. Why is it so? I think it will be phsycologically easier for me to do it when I see it is worsenning. Since if KC is stable AND I can enjoy living with it why should I bother? Now the right eye. We did the regular measurments. It became a bit flatter but astigmatism a little bit worse, from 4 to 5. I am not sure I understand that but as it is seen from those post op evolution graphs it is possible. I'll wait more, till february, when it will be 6 months since the op and will see it again.
Cheers,
Y.

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Date: Sun Nov 13 9:22 PM, 2005
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Hey Yarsky, I don't know another Dr like Prof. Kohlhaas (or i don't think I ever will)who will give the most balanced view there is for the patient and giving you as the patient all the options available in the most balanced way possible. Its like if he is a true kcer himself!!!


 




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Date: Sun Nov 13 9:51 PM, 2005
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Hi Yarsky,
Im sure its just a case of time... I know nothing of cross-linking but I tend to look at it like an evolution (Your cornea needs time to adapt) in much the same way as a mini ark cornea does. Neither of these treatments are a 'quick fix'. Just let the process run its course and look forward to February
Regards,
Hari

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