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Robert Phillip Jones

Posted on Wed 21 Dec 2016

There is likely to be a period of silence on my part, although I shall still be on the lookout for spam posts to squelch.

My eye operation was complicated by the fact that I've had a detached retina in the same eye in the past, and unfortunately problems arose, causing me a good deal of pain owing to high pressure in the eye. The surgeon came down from theatre today to see me in the eye unit, and undertook a procedure to release a fluid build-up - if you're facing this operation, there's no reason why this should happen to you, it's my history that led to it. But if it does happen to you, it will hurt,but the procedure to correct it is painless.

Anyway, it's now going to take some time - perhaps up to 6 weeks - before there's a real improvement in vision, although it is getting slowly clearer: at least i can see the big letter at the top of the eye-chart, whereas previously I couldn't even see the eye-chart!

So thank you for all your good wishes, but forgive me if I don't get around to replying to all of them very quickly.


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  • Sorry to learn of the complications Robert, I hope you soon start on the road to recovery and resuming painting and totally understand why you will not be responding. We will all miss your contributions to the forum while you recover. All the best.

    Posted by Peter Davison on Thu 22 Dec 09:02:18
  • Good wishes for a speedy recovery Robert!

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Thu 22 Dec 14:17:42
  • All the very best of luck Robert. Hope you make good progress. In the mean time try to enjoy Christmas . You must know that we all look forward to hearing from you in 2017

    Posted by GEORGE CUTTER on Thu 22 Dec 15:27:18
  • I hope you will have a speedy recovery Robert, so sorry you had some complications. Let's hope 2017 will bring you better vision to carry on painting. Merry Christmas.

    Posted by Margaret Beynon on Thu 22 Dec 16:41:37
  • I know what you mean Robert about seeing the eye chart.... as I look in the wrong direction. Sorry you had complications that's not fun. But hopefully now sorted , as you know you have my good wishes... onwards....the battle cry.
    Enjoy your Christmas ...quietly . X

    Posted by SYLVIA EVANS on Fri 23 Dec 09:19:59
  • I hadn't realised that you were in hospital Robert, although I knew that it was imminent. This sounds dreadful for you, what damn bad luck so get well soon as they say and look forward to having you back in full swing in the near future.

    Posted by Alan Bickley on Fri 23 Dec 13:25:48
  • Just read your blog Robert and I'm hoping that by now your vision has improved tremendously . Take it easy. Eat plenty of mince pies and soon those six weeks will have been lived through and you will be splatting those spammers again in no time. All the best.

    Posted by Sarah Bottjer on Fri 30 Dec 18:03:03