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Hi all.

Two weeks ago my husband received confirmation that he has a melanoma in his right eye. It is situated right on the ocular nerve and so the decision has been made that he will be having enucleation (I think that's the spelling) of the right eye next Thursday (23rd Feb) at our local hospital.

He has been pretty strong throughout the process so far, I have had a few weak moments.

If anyone has any guidance I would really appreciate it. What is he likely to struggle with in the first few weeks? Should I order some cool packs and paracetamol in for when he's home from the hospital? Should I be looking into future support like benefits or aids?

Thanks all.

Amanda 

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    Hi Amanda and a very warm welcome to the online community which I hope you'll find is both an informative and supportive place to be.

    I don't have any experience with enucleation but I noticed that your post hadn't had any replies yet. I've searched the group for previous posts which mention it and found these for you to look through. You could reply to any of the posters who you think might be able to help you further.

    From my experience of cancer treatment your husband will be given very clear instructions on how to look after himself after his surgery. He could also phone his CNS (cancer nurse specialist), sometimes referred to as a keyworker or a Macmillan nurse, to check in advance if there's anything he could prepare.

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