It's time for a follow-up especially one with good news. Eight Remicade infusions in seven months, plus a pile of Prednisone and my scleritis of the eye is under control...for the moment. June 2nd I went to my regular opthamalogist for a pre cataract surgery examination. My vision was back to 20/400. I could have died. Fortunately my blindness was caused by the rapid thickening of the cataract, and apparently not from the scleritis. He said there were no guarantees on this one so they picked a magnification based upon my old records. He did the surgery on 9/5 and I could see things 5 minutes after. They have checked the eye since and it is 20/40 and improving!
I'm doing okay but I cringed when he said "When are we going to take off the other cataract?" I said, "Never. If that eye is 20/14, why mess with it?" Then he reminded me of how fast the other cataract rendered me blind from all the Prednisone.
We found ourselves a second place in our home, Lincoln, Nebraska and plan to spend our hurricane and football season there. Our grandson won a football scholarship at Nebraska and we are dying to WATCH him play. Notice the "watch" in all caps. Then in November, we'll come back to Florida and God willing, do the other eye.
It's been a long hard grind.