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Thailand On A Winter Break

Traditional Spring Festival Break from the Jiaoda gets us out of the cold and back home in Thailand


The weather was cold and misty. Welcome to Emei. As soon as we could we bought tickets and headed back home to Thailand for a much needed break from the cold.

I also had been having some eye problems and had gone to several eye specialists in China. Researching probable problems led me to think I might have a detached retina. Bad news. All the doctors I saw in China insisted that it was not detached.

As soon as we got back to Bankok, I went to our hospital, Praram 9 under my military health plan. The specialist from one of the top eye clinics in Thailand broke the bad news. I had a 100% retina detachment. He also wanted to know why it had taken me five months to come and see him. OUCH!

When I asked him why the Chinese doctors did not see the detachment, he said they probably had never looked into the eyes of a white boy before. Still - OUCH. Life goes on. After four operations to fix the detachment, I regained some vision in my right eye and it should only get better as time goes on. We scheduled a cataract operation after our final semester in China.

But, we are on vacation (yeh right).

Posted by inchinahil 21:46 Archived in Thailand Tagged living_abroad Comments (0)

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