In just a short while, my wife and I will make a trek to Little Rock with my sister-in-law for the latter’s eye surgery. She is having a vitrectomy to correct a macular hole. Post-surgery care requires the patient to stay in a face-down position for a week or more. To assist in that harder-than-I-would-have-imagined task, my sister-in-law arranged for rental of a chair and assorted ancillary devices to help maintain that position. In my opinion, one of the most difficult circumstances involved in face-down behavior is apt to be sleeping on one’s stomach. Another device, which raises the head slightly and provides cushioning and a place to put one’s face (to allow breathing), will help in that endeavor. My wife and a friend of my SIL’s will assist during the course of the next week or two, as will I when needed/wanted. I feel for my SIL, having to undergo the surgery. The alternative, though, is gradual or not-so-gradual blindness in the affected eye, which makes the decision to have the surgery an easier one.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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