I Am Home

Rob: Post Enucleation

Rob: Post Enucleation

I am home. Comforting words if ever there were.

There has only been a few times in my life, and I’m sure you’ve experienced this too, that walking in the door helps to settle your nerves and put the previous events behind you.

I find it very hard to write about my enucleation, I am still in some pain. It is too fresh.
But I am well, otherwise, and look forward to sharing more of my journey in a couple of days time when my strength returns more.

The fake eye I am holding in the photo is a gift from a friend. Thanks Kat, you made me smile at a most dificult time.

  1. Godspeed in your recovery, Rob.

  2. Rob, how are your headaches with the eye removed or are you still on enough pain meds not to feel them yet even if they are still there. I have the exact same headaches you describe, but am frustrated with being told they are not related to my eye. Do I just start buying percoset online as this is the only thing that seems to take the pain away, but my doctors don’t like to prescribe it to me. . . UUUUGGGGGHHHHH. If only they could feel my pain. Makes the days very long when you have a 4 year old and a 6 year old and an enormous headache. Hope you are recovering well. . .please let me know. take care.

  3. My oncologist also told me my headaches were unrelated from mu ocular melanoma but since the enucleation the headaches have gone. For my pain I was taking Tramacet, it worked for a long while, then I was moved to a combination of Gabapentin and Nortriptyline which did help.
    But I am headache free since the operation. There still remains a lot of mystery about the eye.
    I wish you well. Keep in touch.