Long time no email. Not sure how many of my old correspondents are still on here but i used to be a regular contributor some years ago. I guess the thing is that once you are better you forget there are still people suffering. Shame on me!
Just thought I would bring you up to speed on how my eyes are doing. As a reminder I had epilasek seven years ago on one eye and suffered fairly bad dry eye, trying most things available.
Anyway the good news for everyone who thinks that this thing will never improve is that mine definitely has, to the point where I dont really think about it anymore.
I still get a little scratchy and gritty on occassion, usually late at night and after a good weekend but never to the extent of those bad years. I have probably only had 2 or 3 RCEs in this year and those have been after a really good night! So I would class my whole eye situation as being probably 95% of what it was before the op. I don't think it will ever get to 100% but I would have sold my soul 5 years ago to feel the way I do now.
Unfortunately there has been no magic bullet although the improvement really began after I started using Dwell and Dakrina so they definitely helped. I have probably used drops only twice in the last 7 months, no compresses, flax seed oil or any other possible remedy.
When I was at my lowest point the threads on this board that I read most avidly were those that spoke of long term (5 year) growth and recovery and perhaps my case is a point in question. So don't despair and never give up recovery may be just around the corner. What is noticeable is that my eye sight is now going back to what it was previously so the pain and anguish bought me 7 years incorrected sight. Fair exchange???
I have said it before but this site saved my sanity so, Saint Rebecca, my eternal gratitude goes to you. Knowing my luck it will now come back with a vengeance but at the moment everything is great. For all those new to the board, if you do recover tell others because hope is the great inspiration.
Love, thanks and best wishes to everyone who helped me throught the dark times!