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Hi Everyone,

Cathe wanted us to take a couple of minutes to let you know that over the past weekend she encountered a medical emergency in one of her eyes. An urgent trip to Wills Eye in Philadelphia led to a diagnosis of a full retinal detachment in her right eye and she was taken in for emergency surgery. The surgeon placed a scleral buckle around the eye and injected a C3F8 gas bubble into the eye to position the retina back in place. She was very lucky to have taken action so quickly after experiencing bizarre floaters, flashes and dark spots randomly appearing in her right eye because she later learned that a detached retina could lead to blindness within days. All went very well with surgery and the doctors are confident that she should regain most (she’s hoping for all) of her sight back in that eye.

She asked the doctor how this happened and he said it was nothing that she did or even could’ve prevented. Sometimes things just happen. He did tell her that nearsighted people (which she is) are at a higher risk, but what’s important now is that the surgery was successful and she is home recovering ❤️
All this being said, we will have to take a short break from Cathe Live while Cathe recovers. We aren’t sure how many weeks it will be until the doctor clears her for exercise, but right now she isn’t even allowed to stand up for more than 10 minutes per hour for the next 5 days. (Just imagine keeping someone like Cathe completely still for that long!)

Just before all of this unfolded, Cathe had been planning to pre-record a few live episodes so that we could stream them for you while Cathe was up north later this month helping her mom through a hernia surgery. Cathe had only finished one of the three that she was planning and with this turn of events, she won’t be able to complete the other two at this time. She will, however, air that one pre-recoded episode this Thursday at 9:30am est.

We appreciate your understanding and Cathe will be back and better than ever just as soon as possible! Thanks, Everyone! B269E165-2B73-41D3-B305-113D2FD5F7AF.jpeg
OMG! How scary...I'm so glad that Cathe realized what was going on and took quick action!

Wishing a very speedy and complete recovery, Cathe! I know it's hard to stay still...especially for you! But I know you'll do what you need to do to keep your sight.

Roy and I have both been warned by our eye doctors that we're at higher risk for retinal detachment because we're both so nearsighted. I've been told to watch for flashes, floaters, etc. Thanks for the reminder to be aware of unusual visual symptoms!!

Again, wishing you all the best, and hope that you're all healed up good as new soon!!!! xoxoxo
Lucky Cathe took quick action. A well-known news reporter here in NZ just went through the same thing and shared his experience on a news show. He really conveyed just how sudden and scary a detached retina is and how vital quick action is to save your sight. Take care Cathe, wishing you all the best for a full recovery.
Wow, so sorry to hear this! I wish Cathe a full and speedy recovery! I know it will be hard for her to be still for any length of time but it will help her heal.

My DH had a retinal tear a couple of years ago and has fully recovered his vision. It’s a process though and takes time.

We’ll wait for her to do Cathe Live when she’s ready. There are so many great workouts to choose from already.

(((Big hug to Cathe))).
((Hugs)) to our ((((Cathe.)))) Sounds like it would be alarming. Something very similar happened to my boss and it was (at least partly) due to a prolonged blood pressure spike from being in high temps/weather. Hoping for a full recovery!! Keep us updated when possible and take every bit of rest, care & restore that is needed.

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