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I've been having a lot more pain in my left eye, the one that got its third corneal transplant last summer. Yesterday, I called the eye clinic to get in to see my ophthalmologist, who is the doc the specialists in Salt Lake want me to see. Of course, he had no appointments available, so they got me in to see an optometrist. HE said he saw inflammation but no cause for it, and Rx'd antibiotic ointment, even though I don't have an eye infection. (???) A total waste of time. But he did get me in to see Dr. R, my ophthalmologist, today. 

Dr. R. said I have clear signs of rejection of the graft. The good news is he caught it early enough that odds are good I can beat it. I have to use prednisone drops every hour for a week, when he'll hopefully take me down to every two hours. 

You'd think lupus would make it less likely you'd reject a graft--after all, our immune cells attack US, not outsiders. I'm wondering if lupus causes inflammation, which in turn causes immune cells to run amok. After all, iritis (inflammation of the colored part of your eye) caused me to reject an earlier graft. 

Please cross your fingers for me! Unless you're performing brain surgery. Maybe not then. 
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I am sorry Taffy.
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Don't feel bad for me, Cake. I don't have it that bad. I just have battle fatigue. :) 
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Fingers crossed. Good vibes. Keep up the f'n fight!
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TXgirl, I f'n will! Right now I'm just feeling defeated and overwhelmed. Corneas are gifts. It's so rude of my body to reject one!
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Hang in there, Taffy. Somehow I believe you'll find the strength to weather this storm.
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Thank you, wings. I know I will, even though right now I can't see that far ahead. (Literally!)
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I am definitely hoping that they caught it in enough time to get everything to work out. My thoughts are with it.
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Thanks, shutterbug. I have an appointment tomorrow. I can't tell if it's a little better or just wishful thinking. 
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aww Taffy.

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Ok you guys have really lost it
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Morse code little junkies... LMAO
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