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Chloe's Corneal Transplant

UPDATE: July 10, 2012 Surgery was perfect, things are going very well. I am unable to be on computer to update but will write more later.

Chloe Dee Noble, American artist, is a strawberry blond with green eyes. She is scheduled to receive a corneal transplant on May 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California

photo of American Artist Chloe Dee Noble on Mother's Day 2012

Up: Photo of Chloe Dee Noble that was made on Mother's Day 2012 by her daughter-in-law Diana Villa Noble.
Down: Photo of Chloe's eyes today May 27, 2012.
As you can see one eye has healed from the spider bite but the other eye remains badly scarred. The inside of the eye appears to have healed from the trauma and it is hoped that replacing the cornea, Chloe will be able to see. A donor cornea is scheduled for May 31, 2012.



This is May 27, 2012 and in a few days I will go into surgery to receive a corneal transplant. I plan to post each day to document this journey:

This is Sunday morning, Memorial Day Weekend, a weekend that has always marked the beginning of summertime for me. A time of creating, sharing hours with family and friends. Picnics at the park and long walks in nature and especially at the beach.
It is not easy to put into words the emotion I am feeling regarding this transplant. I have waited many years for my eye to heal enough to receive one and even now they do not expect it to be successful due to damage of the eye. I, however, believe with all my heart that it will be successful.



Here are two close up photos of Chloe Dee Noble's eye that will receive the corneal transplant.


May 30, day before surgery
Note on my facebook page:
Finally, I'm going to bed now. All the chores are done and I'm all ready for my big day tomorrow.  I check in for surgery at 9 AM, exactly 12 hours from now.  I left myself a note on the kitchen counter, a reminder not to drink anything. I think reaching for morning coffee is, for me, automatic, lol. I just wanted to take a moment and thank all of you for your wonderful support, prayers, good wishes. You have the BIGGEST HEARTS

Note on my facebook page:
I said I would try to write a blurb each day.
Thursday May 31, 2012
Out of surgery and home. LOL, the donor eye was held up in traffic from the airport, so staff were anxiously awaiting. I was prepped and ready when I heard *a little hooting* when it finally arrived.  Due to rheumatic heart issues they opted not to put me to sleep, anesthetic nurse kept me somewhat comfortable thru the iv drip. Somewhat being the operative word so I experienced the whole procedure in real life. Did it hurt, HECK YES! But that's a small price to pay for a miracle.
We won't know if it is successful for a few days. . . Swelling has to go down first. I just had my morning coffee. THANKS TO EVERYONE!! Love ya!



Hubby took the above photo when we arrived home from the hospital after surgery



Friday June 1st, 2012
note to facebook page 
Yesterday, yesterday. As a friend said, *WHEW*. He was right.
When planning a corneal transplant, other than the small fortune needed to pay for such a luxury item, the first thing you need in place is a good support system.
If you think your spouse will be calm and there for you, you may be right but only if that is their personality to begin with. My husband and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary one week ago.
I adore him but he's not the guy to be in my corner during stressful times. I know this. I've known this for years but for some reason I always buy into his promises which he is totally incapable of delivering. His life is stress and high drama. Just saying. Take care of yourself, anticipate your needs and designate appropriate personalities to help you.
The hospital offered to have their driver pick me up but Hubby insisted he wanted to go with me, be with me, promised to be patient, etc. At 8:15 we left for the 30-45 minute journey. On the way, his driving was erratic and while blowing the horn, yelling at people and flipping them off, I felt great anxiety.
When we arrived at the hospital I asked him not to go in with me because I needed to be calm within myself. I did not need to be concerned with my escort's behavior. So I gave him a hug at the door and said someone would call him when I needed to be picked up. Of course I was somewhat disappointed, on the other hand, I knew what to expect from him, didn't I? I think he sincerely wants to be supportive, he simply does not know how and anger and frustration becomes the fabric of his life.

I checked in at 9am. Since I had not had anything to eat or drink since midnight, I was surprised that all I wanted to do was pee and actually didn't want to touch the communal key to the ladies room that was offered by the receptionist. I took it anyway. I mean what else was I going to do? I washed carefully my hands and opened the door with the same paper towel used to deliver the Kay back to the receptionist.
In a few moments, my surgeon came to me in the reception room to tell me there would be a delay since my cornea was held up in traffic. I took that as an opportunity to get some fresh air, walk around outside for a few moments to calm myself and get away from all the people in wheelchairs, eye patches and others with anxious ticks. I thought talking to a tree might be beneficial.
I told the receptionist I was going outside for a few minutes. She said I was not allowed to go outside. I explained that my surgery was delayed and I was going outside for a few minutes. She said I was not allowed to do that.
I thanked her kindly then proceeded to go directly outside, and just like a doggie, I found the nearest tree. A big sycamore with newly sprouted leaves getting ready to provide beautiful shade during southern California's hot summer days. We had a lovely chat and I returned for surgery.
See, no harm done. Always question authority and make decisions that are best for you in the particular situation you are in at the moment.

[When Hubby and I lived in Venice Beach, California, while I was a budding artist and he was in law school -- ahhh, now that explains a lot, huh -- we had a fox terrier named Rosie Bandana-nana. One day while at the vets, we happened to see her patient folder on the desk. In BIG RED letters was written *BITER*. Hubby laughed and laughed since he wasn't sure if the warning described Rosie or me. Other than *sugar*, this has always been his favorite nickname for me. *BITER*]

When I returned to reception, she made a phone call and someone immediately came to fetch me, took me to the locker room to put on surgical clothing and put me to bed. Ahhh, a room with a view.
 

Note to my facebook page:
June 1st, 2012
You know the scene in the movie:
The doctor is removing bandages from the blind girl's eye. Everyone is waiting, especially the doctor and the girl. The last bandage comes off and it's a MIRACLE. She can see !! Everybody cries.
Hubby and I just experienced that scenario. When they removed the metal plate from my eye that received a corneal transplant yesterday I could see clear as a bell.
The next four months if I follow a regimen of meds, good diet, rest and lifting nothing heavier than a tea cup we may avoid rejection. Stitches stay in one full year.
Somewhere on this earth, a family grieves the loss of a loved one and is wondering if their eyes were successfully transplanted. I will forever be thankful for their generous gift.
*THANK YOU TO ALL MY FACEBOOK EARTH ANGELS FOR YOUR KIND SUPPORT* I love you so very much <3



June 2, 2012
Note to my facebook page:
Hubby and I got a little scared last night, lots of blood and swelling. I bandaged up the eye, took some meds, went to bed and made sure I didn't move a muscle all night. In the dark room as i lay having a big conversation with this new cornea, I kept telling it that together we could do this. I swear I heard a voice that sounded like "the Fonz" say: "Geezz, don't worry about me, I'm not going anywhere. Now, you get some sleep little chicka." A peaceful sleep followed and this morning things look good. I'll check in tomorrow, love ya !


Note to my facebook page:
June 3, 2012
I am sooooo happy and can not believe how great I feel, how GREAT I can SEE and I'm soooo THANKFUL to my organ donor. I love my new eye, it's AWESOME


Thursday, note to facebook:
I feel wonderful and can SEE clear as a bell. The weather's amazing, the parrots are squawking and flying around the neighborhood. The cleaning gypsy stopped in yesterday so the house is divinely clean. I'm going to sit quietly today and sip Darjeeling tea with orange slices from the tree in the backyard.
Me: Meditate and heal <3 love ya! xoxoxo



Friday June 8, note to facebook
Random thought:
For several intuitive/psychic reasons I have decided to name my eye Manoush which means "French Gypsy". When I'm able to use the computer and do some writing I will try to articulate my other reasons. For now let me say that our family has French bloodlines on both sides and I'm a gypsy at heart.
I have *very strong* feelings about the war and how the gypsies were persecuted, but what really gets my goat, Hitler would not allow jazz to be written or performed - anywhere.
I'm definitely an Opera lover but one of my favorite musicians was gypsy Django Reinhardt who had a tragic life but contributed greatly to jazz and influenced many musicians.
On the riverboat Johnny Depp played Reinhardt's music on his acoustic guitar in the movie "Chocolat".
It may not make much sense to you but I definitely feel the energy of my donor eye, it is very powerful and intense. I feel Manoush is a good name for it and have been thinking about it.
While at hubby's office I told the ladies how I felt the energy before, during and after the surgery. One of them said, "the donor chose YOU because you are colorful and exciting."
That was an aspect I had never considered.
The name of the musician who is part of the inspiration is Django Reinhardt and here is some info about him.

http://www.galbeno.com/django-reinhardt-romany-sinti-manoush-jazz-guitarist/



We went for the checkup yesterday.  The surgeon removed the contact lense that was protecting the new cornea.  I was very anxious - afraid of pain - but he was GREAT.  Very little pain and he is pleased with the progress and the rapid rate of healing.  We discussed issues of rejection, care, etc whixh I will cover later but this photo was made yesterday.  Looking good and feeling great.  Very  very happy.
so these entries pretty much cover the first nine days of this journey.  Obviously there was much I wanted to say, describing how I felt, etc, but you know, it is difficult to do that when your focus is on healing but I hope this is beneficial. I am very brave to share these photos with you.



Sunday June 10, 2012
Today marks the eleventh day since the corneal transplant. I am not feeling as grounded as I would like to be. What has come home to me is something I already knew, a lesson learned years ago. The person who shares your dwelling has an impact on how you feel – how your day goes.  You can tell yourself, oh this is okay, I’m not going to let that bother me but in fact that is absolutely not true. Their behavior has an impact on you, positive or negative.  I don’t care how much you like to think that you are in control of your energy, thoughts or mood.  When you live with someone who resides in the “high drama” zone, it takes a toll on you. So, when you are confined and healing from surgery it’s a good idea to understand this and have alternate plans for yourself. Always have a backup plan.

And I’m not even talking about anything earth shattering.  It’s the simple moment to moment stuff that makes you nuts and raises your blood pressure.  An example of this is yesterday:  My plan was to keep my private “rest chamber” free of critter hair, dust, spiders, etc, and arranged for someone to come in a few days a week to help me keep it clean, change linens, etc. and perfect for a good night’s sleep.  During the day, I keep my glasses on to protect the new cornea and sit in the living room to visit with hubby and the critters and take my shower at night just prior to going to bed.  Well, yesterday morning they were all outside enjoying the garden.  I would have been out too, but it was too windy.

I told hubby I was going to get fresh air into the house and open the door to my private room and he should please keep the outside screen doors closed. Okay. My room was clean, all made up and he had piled fresh towels, quilt and sheets from the dryer on top of the bed.  The room was spotless and fresh air was coming into the house.  

Hubby was in and out as I closed my eyes to rest on the sofa.  In about thirty minutes I decided my room had received enough fresh air so I went to close the bedroom door.  I was stunned to see “Dylan Bob”, our big beautiful male cat who loves comfort, sitting in the middle of the bed -- removing bird feathers and dried leaves he dragged in from the garden.  Hubby had left the back screen door wide open while I rested, so we had to re-clean that room and wash all those linens. 

I stayed in my room after that and tried to compose myself until I heard a big commotion outside, people yelling, dogs barking, so I went to check.  Hubby had left the front screen door wide open and our puppy was out trying to eat a pit bull walking down the street with his owner.  Neighbors had jumped in to help.  I yelled at hubby to go fetch the dog.  It was all so stressful, but mostly because of his reaction to everything which is always like booming thunder.  He spent the rest of the day in sullen anger and twice burned toast that filled the house with smoke which burned my eyes.

See what I mean, little everyday events can just be so annoying, disturb your peace and before you know it, you are stressing.  Well, I have been married to this man for thirty-five years.  He is not without charm and I know he always burns the toast and never closes a door.  I bought into his promises of wanting “to be the one” to help me while I heal but was that the best decision for me? Or, is it good for either of us?

Always have a “Plan B”.  If this sort of drama continues, my Plan B is to check into a five star hotel that has a lovely serenity garden, one that offers afternoon tea and great room service. Actually, I already have one picked out and a bag packed just in case.  Those Girl Scout days of learning to be prepared certainly do come in handy.  Miss Juliette Lowe – another Georgia girl -  would be proud.


Notes on Chloe's Corneal Transplant, unedited and random, June12:
There are as many results for a corneal transplant as there are reasons for having one. Although part of the procedure is direct there are variables in each case that present different challenges while healing after the surgery that determine success or failure. Let us say you get a scar on your cornea due to an accident and you can no longer see thru that eye, a corneal transplant should be straight forward, simple and since there is no blood connected with your cornea which is clear, a transplant is more easily done and accepted by your body. If, however, your cornea has been allowed to deteriorate and scar tissue builds up and the natural defense of your immune system starts sending blood supply into that area, then it's another story and presents a risky package for the surgeon who now has to manage the blood in and around the cornea that is not normally present. When the brown recluse spider bit the tip of my nose as I slept and gave me all it's venom I immediately got cellulitis and my whole face was filled with abscesses including - literally - my eyeballs. In particular, my right eye was covered with abscesses. My immune system, thru the years, sent a blood line into that area as a natural response. So during my particular corneal transplant thirteen days ago the surgeon had to deal with the blood supply that was present. He had to clean it up, shore it up and cauterize but that already existing blood supply brought with it the possibility of future rejection of the new cornea. Our next step is to try an experimental procedure, one that will hopefully keep rejection at bay. We will do that on Friday when I go in. There are many drugs on the market that were created for specific medical needs that thru observation while in use helped other issues. Viagra is one of those drugs, it was created for a specific medical purpose but while in use for that condition it was discovered that it also offered benefits in other areas. To me, that's the magic of medical research and observation. While a patient at Proctor Medical Center, the eye research center of UCSF I was in the cornea clinic and also the uveitis clinic where I was on experimental programs to try to help my eyes that were blinded by the venom from the spider bite. Damage was not limited to my eyes, the venom shut down my thyroid and played havoc on my whole body. They told me I would not survive the bite of the brown recluse, one of North America's more poisonous spiders. One day at Proctor I told the researcher that the drug I was on was making my eyelashes grow thick and long. Each week I flew from Carmel to the cornea and uveitis clinics where they worked their miracles on me and recorded the procedures through photos and notes to be used for students studying cornea and uveitis disease. Within a few months I had the most beautiful eyelashes and I told them they had to report that to the drug company because women would pay good money to achieve the same result. They agreed. They did. Voila', Latisse was born and marketed. When I transferred from Proctor to Doheney Eye at USC medical in LosAngeles, the researcher there hooted when he saw that recorded in my medical record. "Oh, my gosh, YOU discovered Latisse", he said, "YOU should be doing the Latisse commercials, not Brooke Shields." My corneal transplant was thirteen days ago and one drug I currently use, Pilocarpine, is used for Glaucoma which I do not have but the drug causes movement in the iris so we are using it for that purpose. Sometimes after a transplant the iris - the colored part of the eye - has a tendency to stick to the new cornea, so when I use the drop twice daily that minuscule movement in the iris will hopefully prevent it from sticking and allow it to heal. During my last visit my surgeon explained what he will do on Friday: Years ago a drug was created for colon cancer and as it tuned out it seemed beneficial to patients who also had wet macular degeneration so they altered the drug, conducted a research study and found that it worked. Actually a dear friend of mine, an engineer for NASA, suffered with wet macular degeneration and was quite depressed about it. I did some research since I knew nothing about it and through Proctor resources I learned of the upcoming research study and asked him to apply to the program. He did, was an accepted participant and received valuable improvement. What a blessing for him and we were thrilled. So when my surgeon mentioned this medication to me on my last visit I understood what he was talking about. So, they have now discovered that a variation of this drug is also beneficial to people who have corneas, like mine, that receive a blood supply not found in the average cornea. If allowed to take over, the blood supply could, through natural processes, cause the new cornea to reject because the immune system is simply doing it's job. On Friday, with the tiniest of needles, he will inject this medicine into the skin of my eye to create a bubble that will allow the medication to cover the eye and hopefully prevent the blood supply from becoming more involved. This is a process that will need to be repeated every six weeks or so. I told him I will accept his proposal for this experiment with a grateful and optimistic heart. The beautiful spirit of my donor is very strong. I am amazed at how powerfully I feel that presence and thru God's blessings we have become "soul partners" joined in faith and optimism.


PLEASE NOTE  THAT ENTRIES BEYOND THIS POINT ARE TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM FACEBOOK AND WILL BE EDITED AT A LATER DATE.
May 27
(note to facebook) My corneal transplant is scheduled for May 31st. I am very blessed to receive this gift of sight. I thank my donor and promise to always be good to my new eye. Here is a photo of what my eyes look like today. I will not be able to use computer or do anything for some time but if you wish to follow the diary, you may read it on my website.


May 30
(note to facebook)
Finally, I'm going to bed now. All the chores are done and I'm all ready for my big day tomorrow. I check in for surgery at 9 AM, exactly 12 hours from now. I left myself a note on the kitchen counter, a reminder not to drink anything. I think reaching for morning coffee is, for me, automatic, lol. I just wanted to take a moment and thank all of you for your wonderful support, prayers, good wishes. You have the BIGGEST ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Nancy Godinez, Richard Wateska and 23 others like this.
Apache Arona Everything is going to be fine. My prayers are with you. Sleep well...sweet dreams! ♥
May 30 at 9:08pm via mobile · 
Alexia Mabragañis All the love! Xx
May 30 at 9:08pm via mobile · 
Betty Pannell Are you going to be awake or asleep during the surgery?
May 30 at 9:09pm via mobile · 
Maureen T. Connor Thinking of you & hoping all goes well. ♥
May 30 at 9:42pm via mobile · 
Maureen Engh I Love You Chloe!!! Sleep Sweet and Pleasant Dreams... Good Luck tomorrow! I'll be praying for you. (((CHLOE)))
May 30 at 9:53pm · 
Chris Lee Bulldis Your in My thoughts and Prayers Chloe...
May 30 at 10:05pm · 
Jane Sedlacek Sending you love, light and prayers, my dear Chloe. xoxo
May 30 at 10:16pm · 
Summer Ortiz You will be in our thoughts and prayers!
May 30 at 10:27pm via mobile · 
Linda Lammers My Thoughts Are With You Chloe.
May 30 at 11:07pm · 
Tina English Chesser You are in my thoughts and prayers!! Sending you lots of love from your family in Georgia! I will miss talking to you while you start your recoop but know that I will think about you everyday! Hugs & kisses
May 31 at 12:11am via mobile · 
Chloe Dee Noble Up having a banana and protein drink just before midnight - cut off time for food and water - then back to bed. Tina English Chesser, please tell Linda I got here sweet message and thank her for me. Love you and talk to you soon xoxo
May 31 at 12:22am · 
James Lee Newberg Best of luck, Chloe!
May 31 at 2:36am · 
David Dolkart Good Luck!
May 31 at 3:23am · 
Colleen Milne Thinking of you Chloe!! All the best....
May 31 at 3:49am · 
Ginette Chiasson Thinking nothing but good thoughts as you face this momentous occasion!
May 31 at 3:55am · 
Joy Conger Williams ♥
May 31 at 4:35am · 
Taryn Zacktan I love you, Chloe!
May 31 at 4:47am via mobile · 
Susan Gholson Newman Sotolongo My prayers go with you Chloe!
May 31 at 5:01am · 
Shelia' Bailes Trujillo It will all go well! I just know it! Xoxo
May 31 at 5:02am via mobile · 
Robyn Noble Good Luck Dee! You will be fine :)
May 31 at 5:16am · 
Natalie Williams Bon Chance, Chloe! ♥
May 31 at 5:49am · 
Kaye Armstrong Hang in!
May 31 at 6:00am · 
Jan Turner Bell Thinking of you.
May 31 at 7:51am · 
Cristen Hemingway Jaynes Praying for you, Chloe. All will be well. ♥
May 31 at 8:22am · 
Richard Bayne This is IT! Healing and helping thoughts for Chole. : )
May 31 at 8:24am · 
Betty Pannell ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
May 31 at 8:39am via mobile · 
Barbara Cox ♥ PRAYING FOR YOU ♥
May 31 at 11:50am · 
Lorie Jones Right there with you in spirit, love. If you felt a little hand squeeze earlier, that was from me. ♥ ;)
May 31 at 12:17pm · 
Sissy Ann Williams Thinking of you,,,sending prayers & hugs!
May 31 at 1:43pm · 
Cindy Adkins Thinking of you Chloe and sending prayers. ♥
May 31 at 2:24pm · 

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May 31
(note to facebook)
Out of surgery and home. LOL, the donor eye was held up in traffic from the airport, so staff were anxiously awaiting. I was prepped and ready when I heard *a little hooting* when it finally arrived. Due to rheumatic heart issues they opted not to put me to sleep, anesthetic nurse kept me somewhat comfortable thru the iv drip. Somewhat being the operative word so I experienced the whole procedure in real life. Did it hurt, HECK YES! But that's a small price to pay for a miracle.
We won't know if it is successful for a few days. . . Swelling has to go down first. I just had my morning coffee. THANKS TO EVERYONE!! Love ya!
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Ricky Kent, Beth O'Hara and 21 others like this.
Linda Post wow! you are so brave! many, many hugs!
May 31 at 2:49pm · 
Cindy Adkins Chloe!! I was just thinking of you! Wow...can't believe you're home already! Many, many prayers and postive thoughts coming your way!
May 31 at 2:57pm · 
Taryn Zacktan I'm SO happy you're home, beauty! Sending multitudes of love, prayers and healing thoughts your way, sweet friend!
May 31 at 2:59pm via mobile · 
Richard Bayne WOW. Unbelievable what can be accomplished so quickly. Seems like yesterday I was reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in College. and now this. Anxious to hear the results. DON'T MOVE!
May 31 at 3:03pm · 
Trish Gibbar Aumann What amazing news! I can only imagine the strangeness and pain of being awake in the procedure. I had laser eye surgery once and there was no pain but even being aware of the laser etc. cutting my eye was unsettling. Sending healing thoughts and many, many wishes for a successful outcome. :-)
May 31 at 3:04pm · 
Cynthia McDonald you have been on my mind all day, so glad you are home! Let the healing begin....
May 31 at 3:04pm via mobile · 
Shelia' Bailes Trujillo Awesome!! Love you, Aunt Dee!
May 31 at 3:18pm via mobile · 
Ginette Chiasson I said a prayer for you on the dot of 10 am your time. I have every faith!!!
May 31 at 3:34pm · 
Norma Wise I've been thinking of you Chloe. I love you, heck we all do!
May 31 at 3:38pm · 
Barbara Cox God Bless you sweetie,Still Praying ! ♥
May 31 at 3:47pm · 
Susan Gholson Newman Sotolongo Wow Chloe, what a brave girl you are being awake through all that! Prayers for healing!
May 31 at 3:52pm · 
Tina English Chesser Wonderful to hear but hate that you had to be awake during the procedure. I couldn't imagine!! xoxo ♥
May 31 at 3:54pm · 
Maureen Engh So glad to hear you are home, safe and sound.
Rheumatic heart disease needs to be taken seriously so I'm so grateful your anesthesiologist took extra precautions on your behalf. I just wish you didn't have to experience being awake and being in pain!!!
Take a deep breath, relax and let the miracles happen! (((CHLOE)))
May 31 at 4:18pm · 
Chris Lee Bulldis Very Good
May 31 at 4:28pm · 
Warren Brown WHEW !
May 31 at 4:45pm · 
Betty Hanner Thinking of you during this time, praying all will go well.
May 31 at 4:48pm · 
Fedah Hannah Boukai Hope everything will go well. I admire your attitude. Be strong.
May 31 at 5:32pm · 
Linda Lammers So Glad You Are Resting, And Doing Well.
May 31 at 5:48pm · 
James Lee Newberg Got my fingers and toes crossed for you, Chloe...
May 31 at 5:54pm · 
Lynnette Rozine Prock WE LOVE YOU, TOO!
May 31 at 6:36pm · 
Elizabeth Barrett Wishing you all the best during your recovery!
May 31 at 7:02pm · 
Laurie Hodges Humble, Love You xxx ooo
May 31 at 7:28pm · 
Nancy Godinez You were on my mind all day long, I just know it will be successful~~God Bless you, Dearest friend~~hope the pain subsides very soon!xoxo
May 31 at 7:33pm · 
Linda Grace Churchill So good to hear things went well Chloe! More good stuff to come, heh? :) xox
May 31 at 7:49pm · 
Windy Williams Perkins Very exciting! Drs and surgeons are miracle workers that God works through for sure!
May 31 at 8:46pm · 
Stacy Levada thoughts to you!!
May 31 at 10:40pm · 
Malcolm Smith you have been on my mind all day, so glad you are home! hoping all goes well for you my friend xxx
June 1 at 1:31am · 
Sandra Synar I felt the miracle happening, yesterday, Chloe, amazing experience for me, I felt it as an extremely rare interaction for me personally, indescribable, but I knew for sure you are quite beloved of the Creator, an amazingly special soul, I felt you quite conscious!
June 1 at 6:15am · 
Ellen Waldman I have been thinking and praying for you ♥
June 1 at 10:39am · 


Chloe Dee Noble
May 30
Finally, I'm going to bed now. All the chores are done and I'm all ready for my big day tomorrow. I check in for surgery at 9 AM, exactly 12 hours from now. I left myself a note on the kitchen counter, a reminder not to drink anything. I think reaching for morning coffee is, for me, automatic, lol. I just wanted to take a moment and thank all of you for your wonderful support, prayers, good wishes. You have the BIGGEST ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Nancy Godinez, Richard Wateska and 23 others like this.

Sissy Ann Williams Thinking of you,,,sending prayers & hugs!
May 31 at 1:43pm · Unlike · 1
Cindy Adkins Thinking of you Chloe and sending prayers. ♥
May 31 at 2:24pm · Unlike · 1

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June 1st
(note to facebook)
You know the scene in the movie:
The doctor is removing bandages from the blind girl's eye. Everyone is waiting, especially the doctor and the girl. The last bandage comes off and it's a MIRACLE. She can see !! Everybody cries.
Hubby and I just experienced that scenario. When they removed the metal plate from my eye that received a corneal transplant yesterday I could see crystal clear !!!

Jan C Logan, Cristen Hemingway Jaynes and 38 others like this.
Tina English Chesser Wow!!! How awesome!!! That is the best news!! I'm so happy for you!!
June 1 at 2:27pm · 
Linda Post So happy for tou
June 1 at 2:29pm via mobile · 
Joe Kyte NIIIICE!!!!
June 1 at 2:31pm · 
Betty Hanner Wonderful. Prayers are answered.
June 1 at 2:36pm · 
Windy Williams Perkins That is so wonderful! ♥
June 1 at 2:46pm · 
Taryn Zacktan I am filled with joy at this news!
June 1 at 2:50pm via mobile · 
Maureen Engh I'm in tears I'm so Happy For You!!! ♥
June 1 at 3:01pm · 
Cindy Adkins Joyful news!! So happy for you!
June 1 at 3:13pm · 
Dianne Massey ‎....so wonderful, Chloe, so wonderful!
June 1 at 3:17pm · 
Warren Brown So the next time you want to see, beauty, grace, compassion, ? look in the mirror.........
June 1 at 3:26pm · 
Nancy Godinez OMG, this hasmade my Day~~ hugs & kisses! I have tears of joy for you right now Chloe~~~Prayers do work ~~Thank God~~~
June 1 at 3:27pm · 
Maureen T. Connor Wonderful news! I'm so happy for you!
June 1 at 3:30pm via mobile · 
Irene Dee Chloe that is good news i m so happy for you you take care, with best wishes Irene xxxxx
June 1 at 3:34pm · 
Cynthia McDonald My heart is joyous for you! I will sing flute prayers for your complete healing and for the family that made you gift possible. sending love.
June 1 at 4:16pm via mobile · 
Sandra Synar awesome, blessed be!
June 1 at 4:17pm · 
Barbara Cox TEARS OF JOY FOR YOU MY FRIEND !!! xoxoxo ♥
June 1 at 4:21pm · 
Linda Lammers YAY!!!!!!! So Glad To Hear That.
June 1 at 4:38pm · 
Ellen Waldman So very happy to hear!!!!!!!!!!!! You have certainly been blessed ♥
June 1 at 4:57pm · 
Jane Sedlacek It is still a long road but this is great news. Chloe, you brave and determined woman! So happy for the sight you experienced today and deeply touched by your donor's gift...
June 1 at 5:29pm via mobile · 
Mark R. Harvey Thank you very much for sharing that with us, Chloe! :-) I will repeat what I already posted on Nancy's timeline ...

Deep down inside, I knew all along that the corneal transplant was going to work. But even I did not know that you were going to get your vision back in that eye this soon! :-) 
June 1 at 5:49pm · 
Barbara Cox ‎xoxo :) ♥
June 1 at 5:54pm · 

Barbara Moore · Friends with Cindy Adkins
I'm so happy that your corneal transplant worked. I've had two in the same eye(long story) and my vision is now much better than ever.
June 1 at 6:32pm · 
Sissy Ann Williams Oh that's wonderful. I just knew it was going to be ok for you! Me & that worm photo. Sorry maybe you had a good laugh at it! Get well & as my mother would say...do what the doctor tells you to do. (-:
June 1 at 10:24pm · 
Kaye Armstrong Wonderful!!!!
June 2 at 6:45am · 
Linda Grace Churchill Thank the Source and bless you Chloe!
June 2 at 8:11am · 
Jan Turner Bell We are all so filled with joy that you can see. You are an artist with words as well as paint and sculpture. But as a meaningful person in our lives your are a light of hope and yes even fun as we share your life every day. Stay well and quiet. We are here if you need us.
June 2 at 8:34am · 
Stacy Levada my heart downs and swells simultaneously
June 2 at 3:19pm · 
Jan C Logan Dearest Chloe,
So good to learn of your
transplant. Is is a miracle. I understand you have a long journey ahead, I hope and pray the process of acceptance is successful and peaceful for you.

With love and fond thoughts,
Jan xx
June 4 at 7:11am via mobile · 

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Friday June 1, 2012
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Yesterday, yesterday. As a friend said, *WHEW*. He was right.
When planning a corneal transplant, other than the small fortune needed to pay for such a luxury item, the first thing you need in place is a good support system.
If you think your spouse will be calm and there for you, you may be right but only if that is their personality to begin with. My husband and I celebrate...See More
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Chloe Dee Noble I will be posting a journal on my website, but today the iPad is all I am allowed to use with a ten minute limit and I wanted to begin recording these moments. We return to the hospital this morning, 11:15 to remove the metal plate and check the eye for the first time. I rested pretty good last night, better than expected. Love ya xoxo
June 1 at 3:48am · Like · 10
Ginette Chiasson Keep your spirits up!! Thinking of you!
June 1 at 4:30am · like · 2
Susan Gholson Newman Sotolongo Thank you for blogging Chloe, prayers continue for you for healing and peace. 
June 1 at 4:31am · like · 2
Elizabeth K Ward-Green ♥
June 1 at 4:32am via mobile · like · 1
Cynthia McDonald you are one amazing woman!
June 1 at 4:41am via mobile · like · 3
Lorie Jones I'm sorry, Chloe ♥. That's a lot to go through before surgery. Yet, you know what? That surgery is over! How wonderful is that?! You did great, and you're going to continue getting so much better!. Remember also, that you have a whole bunch of people praying for you, and sending you all sorts of love. Just think...you're healing as we speak. ♥♥♥ ;)
June 1 at 5:08am · like · 1
Richard Wateska Hey Chloe! I'm here with you...right now!! be brave..go for it!! ♥...Richard
June 1 at 5:48am · like · 1
Nancy Godinez You should write a book after this is all done, don't stop with a Journa,lChloe~~we felt we were right there with you, we could just visiualize this whole episode! You are a "Trooper!" Love you Girl~~~xoxo
June 1 at 6:01am · like · 2
Sandra Synar I felt that support system yesterday during the miracle that you even connected w/me to be part of, I felt it so certainly, for about ten minutes, wow!
June 1 at 6:18am · like · 1
Windy Williams Perkins Is this the same Rosie I once knew in the early 90's? She was a biter? I only knew her as sweet! Glad things are well so far!
June 1 at 6:30am · like · 1
Chloe Dee Noble ‎Windy Williams Perkins: Yes, same Rosie. Loving sweet dog unless you deserved, in her opinion, to get bitten. She lived to be 2 weeks shy of 19. We believe her longevity was a direct result of eating the egg as soon as it came out of the duck. That was one duck-egg-sucking dog. Toward the end she got puppy dementia. Everyday we took our three mile walk along the sandy beach in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Sometimes she would go over and sit with someone like she was their dog. When I would go to fetch her she wouldn't know me and they would say, "are you sure this is your doggy?"
June 1 at 7:03am · Like · 3
Michael Caruso You Are Going To Be Just Fine My Friend..I Know This..You Got This One..Now Heal & Blessings Your Way Chloe...xo m.c.
June 1 at 7:29am · like · 1
Joy Conger Williams oh,Dee! =) ♥
June 1 at 7:39am · like · 1
Linda Grace Churchill xoxxxxxxxxxxxx
June 1 at 7:46am · like · 1
Steve Meador Excellent post, Ms. C. All that talk about corneal and dog Rosie set me to daydreaming. When you are all healed, I know you will calm hubby with a cornmeal transplant as you make him a basket of hush puppies. Those and an ice cold beer always ease us edgy kind of guys.
June 1 at 8:15am · like · 1
Richard Bayne You are amazing! But I think you may have a best seller in this experience. Maybe you ought to save these anecdotes and use them to pay for the new eye! : ) Get WELL-ER soon!
June 1 at 8:28am · like · 2
Lynnette Rozine Prock Beautiful story. I'm so glad you were able to connect with a tree. It is all as it should be. ♥
June 1 at 9:33am · like · 1
Maureen Engh My best friend is just like your hubby. I'm so glad you were able to take a moment to decompress, meditate and pray in the shade of a beautiful tree.
Hope you are feeling okay today. ~♥~
June 1 at 11:58am · like · 1
Barbara Cox My Thoughts And Prayers Have Been With You . xoxo ♥
June 1 at 4:26pm · like · 1

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June 2
Quick moment on computer then back to bed: I am sooooo happy and can not believe how great I feel, how GREAT I can SEE and I'm soooo THANKFUL to my organ donor. I love my new eye, it's AWESOME ♥
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Tina English Chesser WONDERFUL to hear!!! Such a blessing!!!
June 5 at 10:26am like · 1
Dianne Massey ‎....thanks for the update! This is the news we love to read! xo
June 5 at 10:44am · like · 1
Cynthia McDonald So very happy for you. Keep resting and know we are all wishing you nothong but the best!
June 5 at 10:49am via mobile · like · 1
Sandra Synar just amazing!
June 5 at 10:56am · like · 1
Richard Bayne I know you will not take this for granted and stick to the rules to the letter.....so happy for you so far. Keep up the good work and make it STICK! : )
June 5 at 11:12am · like · 1
Sandra Synar I'm curious about the donor, are they anonymous? alive? if so, what a sacrifice! i would think you would be eternally grateful.....surgery is amazing these days, real miracles, but more than the mechanics, I personally felt your miracle occur, even shared in it....I felt it happening, resting from moving, and as I was drawn into it, I remembered that it was probably that day...(I wasn't around my internet, housesitting) then when I saw your post, you confirmed the miracle, you are an astonishing soul, Chloe!
June 5 at 11:16am · like · 3
Joy Conger Williams It IS AWESOME, Dee. So happy for you. =)
June 5 at 11:48am · like · 1
Mark R. Harvey We love YOU, Chloe! :-) I think I speak for all of us when I say, we are all so glad to hear that it is going so well so far! :-D ♥ ♥ ♥
June 5 at 12:37pm · like · 1
Mark R. Harvey ‎@Sandra Synar ... I don't know if laws and practices are different in the United States, but here in Canada, they always keep the names and personal information about the donor anonymous! :-)
June 5 at 12:38pm · like · 2
Chloe Dee Noble ‎Richard Bayne: Oh Richard, when I saw your wall photo, I got goose bumps. That's exactly what I saw during surgery. A bright clear purple light radiating above me. I knew it was loving support from all my friends.
June 5 at 1:23pm · Like · 2
Chloe Dee Noble ‎Sandra Synar: when an organ donor passes, their eyes are transplanted within five days. My donor gave me a beautiful and very strong eye. I will be forever grateful for this gift and of course the best tribute I can give my donor is to do my very best to keep it. I follow a plan each day, just like an athlete in training. Good nutrition, all kinds of meds, rest, peaceful heart, and most importantly keeping my heart rate extremely low so as to prevent rejection; no bending over, sleep sitting up and lifting nothing heavier than a teacup. Painful?!? Yes. Very. Worth it?!? ABSOLUTELY. ♥ No, I will never know who my donor is but I have definitely connected to this eye spiritually. And you are absolutely right, the energy was so strong during surgery you personally felt it, too. I was awake for it and bathed in beautiful purple light and felt enveloped in the warmth of love.
June 5 at 1:36pm · Like · 5
Mark R. Harvey I am sure that your donor is proud of you, for your attitude and for your taking such good care of the gift that he or she has given you, Chloe! :-)
June 5 at 1:39pm · like · 1
Sandra Synar I couldn't imagine a living person making such a sacrifice, so incredible you could be given second sight! after the first hour of knowing you were having your miracle....the next twenty four hours or more, I found myself participating in an 'exercise' w/you, getting you to look in my eyes, w/both eyes, as one was 'lazy' from non use, that was a brain thing.....the first experience, I can't even begin to express, at least now in the chaos and exhaustion of moving, it was a real miracle, divine love; so strange a story of how you lost your sight too, the spider, how long was the eye blind? and to think the docs wanted to take out the eye just a month or so ago!
June 5 at 1:41pm · like · 1
Mark R. Harvey Just for the sake of clarification, I was trying to say -- in part -- that I believe in Heaven, and that I am sure that Chloe's donor is there! :-)
June 5 at 1:42pm · like · 2
Chloe Dee Noble yes Sandra, remember how I REFUSED to have the eye removed and none of the many surgeons thought a transplant would be successful?!? I said I would not have it removed until someone tried a transplant and one brave soul did and it is working. Bless him and his skill.
June 5 at 2:04pm · Like · 5
Janie Dollar such wonderful news..........I am so happy for you and the blessings you've received. Thank you for keeping us posted!
June 5 at 5:01pm · like · 1
Barbara Cox Praise The Lord ! God Is Still God And Always Will Be God ! And He Is Always Right On Time ! Prayers Move Mountains ! Love You Sis ! xoxoxo ♥
June 5 at 5:11pm · like · 1
Linda Lammers Such Miracles! So Glad You Are On The Mend.
June 5 at 5:58pm · like · 1
Ginette Chiasson Woooo Hooooo!
June 5 at 6:00pm · like · 1
Natalie Williams Whooot, whoooot!
June 5 at 6:29pm · like · 1
Betty Pannell How wonderful Chloe!
June 5 at 9:00pm · like · 1
Craig Clements Carpe Diem!!!
June 5 at 11:04pm · like · 1
Richard Wateska Chloe!!!! I've been out for 4-5 days....and just now..this moment read your message. That's such amazing news about your new eye and I'm freaking out for you!!! ♥
June 7 at 7:09pm · like · 2
Chloe Dee Noble Richard, after being blind for twelve years, I can now SEE. It is such an amazing experience but I kinda have to learn to walk again due to the depth perception, it looks like things are coming at me in 3D. Hard to explain but FABULOUS. I just love it and am so excited. I have to stay quiet for four months WHAT?!? ME!?! So that it won't reject. I have to keep my heart rate very low and can't pick up anything heavier than a teacup, no fast moves, etc, sleep sitting up, no bending. Stitches stay in for one year. They don't expect it to take but I DO. I believe in this wonderful eye and I actually feel it's intense spirit. They did not put me to sleep because of my rheumatic heart, so I experienced the whole thing and a wonderful purple light came and hovered over me and I felt the warmth of love from friends around the world, the spirit of my donor and my angels. I love you sweetheart. . . Thanks for your love ♥ didja see the eye with the stitches in it?!? Way COOL. It's on my wall somewhere. . . xoxox
June 7 at 7:22pm · Like · 6
Agnes Christie Mercado great great news !
June 7 at 8:10pm · like · 1
Flavia Carocci I'm very happy for you!
June 7 at 9:48pm via mobile · like · 1


Chloe Dee Noble
June 3
Hubby and I got a little scared last night, lots of blood and swelling. I bandaged up the eye, took some meds, went to bed and made sure I didn't move a muscle all night. In the dark room as i lay having a big conversation with this new cornea, I kept telling it that together we could do this. I swear I heard a voice that sounded like "the Fonz" say: "Geezz, don't worry about me, I'm not going anywhere. Now, you get some sleep little chicka." A peaceful sleep followed and this morning things look good. I'll check in tomorrow, love ya !
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Maureen Engh Just take it easy ... rest that new baby of yours and know that my love and prayers are with you! (( ♥ ))
June 3 at 11:52am · like · 3
Jan Turner Bell Thinking of you.
June 4 at 10:52pm · like · 1


Dianne Massey
June 1
http://www.blindfoldpress.com/Chloe-s-Corneal-Transplant

This is the blog showing Chloe's condition prior to her surgery yesterday.....

Chloe's Corneal Transplant
www.blindfoldpress.com
American Artist Chloe Dee Noble receives corneal transplant



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June 6
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I'm very BRAVE to share this with you. Stitches stay in one full year, but the most fragile times are the next four months when I must do everything possible to avoid rejection. ♥ PLEASE consider donating your organs, it is "the ultimate love gift"

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Spencer Black WOW
June 6 at 8:53am · Unlike · 2
Owlie Laurie amazing. does it hurt?
June 6 at 8:54am · Unlike · 1
John Hemingway fascinating
June 6 at 8:57am · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble ‎Owlie Laurie, yes but worth it. I can not believe this miracle ♥
June 6 at 8:57am · Unlike · 4
Sandra Synar write 'I can believe this miracle' a hundred times!
June 6 at 9:01am · Unlike · 1
Joe Kyte She is gorgeous! A stitch in time for you to see is the best stitch hitch ever.
June 6 at 9:03am · Unlike · 2
Sandra Synar that's your left brain talking, not believing, your right brain believes, knows!
June 6 at 9:05am · Unlike · 1
Joy Conger Williams I am an organ donar, Dee. Gladly. Your eyes are the same color as mine with the amber in the middle and the lighter and darker hazel on the outside....I'll keep praying for you. ♥
June 6 at 9:09am · Unlike · 2
Candy Clark Wow the doctor sure made beautiful stitches. Amazing!
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Alicia Anne Haas · Friends with Sandra Synar
Glad to see this..my mother donated her corneas...I miss her..its comforting to me to know someone somewhere keeps parts of her alive. Congratulations.
June 6 at 9:26am · Unlike · 2
Taryn Zacktan What a beautiful job they did! I'm so thrilled for this amazing miracle in your life, you super brave and beautiful lady!
June 6 at 9:34am · Unlike · 1
Cindy Adkins Yes, you are amazingly BRAVE and beautiful!
June 6 at 9:45am · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble YES, Alicia Anne Haas. . . it is wonderful and this miracle I received is definitely ALIVE and filled with great spirit and love divine ♥
June 6 at 9:46am · Like · 2
Ginette Chiasson All the best to you and this wonderful gift you have been given.
June 6 at 11:38am · Unlike · 1
Colleen Milne Absolutely beautiful!!!! Thanks Chloe for sharing your journey with us!!
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Debbie Polley · Friends with Sheena Monnin and 27 others
You are very brave indeed. I think it is an amazing miracle and love that you've been gifted this way. I AM a donor and your story is an example of why!!!! :-) It's a beautiful eye - stitches or not!
June 6 at 11:54am · Unlike · 1
Sissy Ann Williams Blessings to you Chloe....What a beautiful miracle in process! Hugs!
June 6 at 12:34pm · Unlike · 1
Amy Chaiken Wolffe that is amazing. what a gift take care of yourself :)
June 6 at 1:05pm · Unlike · 1
Nancy Godinez Beautiful eye~~~I signed up to donate mine at leaste 30 years ago!
June 6 at 3:54pm · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble ‎Kaye Armstrong: I had a private message from Joey who said now I can see *exactly how handsome* he is, lol. Such a cutie !! As if I didn't already know he was precious. xox to you and Tony. . . Love my new eye !!
June 6 at 6:30pm · Like · 2
Kaye Armstrong So glad you are doing well! Love you back! Keep me posted about NBC.
June 7 at 8:05am · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble I'm not planning to respond to NBC
June 7 at 8:10am · Like
Richard Bayne Truly staggering. PLEASE be careful......
June 7 at 8:59am · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble I will sweetie, I sleep with a metal plate over it and sunglasses at all times (VERY sensitive to light) but, Richard Bayne, isn't it BEAUTIFUL ?!? I can really feel it's intense energy and never imagined it would feel so ALIVE, which, of course, it is.
June 7 at 9:27am · Like
Betty Pannell Beautiful. It's not even bloodshot. Where are the stitches?
June 8 at 10:53am · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble ‎Betty Pannell, zoom in, the stitches are going in a circle all around the iris.
June 8 at 3:09pm · Like
Chloe Dee Noble Oh, and trust me, it is definitely blood shot, raw and bloody even. . . But beautiful ♥
June 8 at 3:10pm · Like · 1
Cristen Hemingway Jaynes that is truly a miracle!
June 8 at 3:13pm · Unlike · 1
Betty Pannell I thought that's where the eye is stitched.
June 8 at 3:47pm · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble I guess I don't understand your question Betty Pannell, sorry xoxo
June 8 at 4:37pm · Like
Maureen Engh I can't think of a more loving gift from not only your donor but of science. It never ceases to amaze me when I think about how far we've come.
June 8 at 5:19pm · Unlike · 1
Betty Pannell When you said the stitches are around the iris you confirmed what I though about where the stitches were placed.
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Chloe Dee Noble
June 6Album: Your friends; Except: Restricted

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Chloe Dee Noble taken the day we got home from the hospital. The following day when the bandages were removed I could SEE. AMAZING MIRACLE ♥
June 6 at 8:08am · Like · 4
Tina English Chesser Definitely was a miracle!! So amazing! I never imagined you could see that quickly...hard to believe it could happen at all. Honestly, I had no idea it actually could.
June 6 at 10:51am · Unlike · 1

Chloe Dee Noble
June 6 Album: Your friends

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June 8
(note to facebook)
Random thought:
For several intuitive/psychic reasons I have decided to name my eye Manoush which means "French Gypsy". When I'm able to use the computer and do some writing I will try to articulate my other reasons. For now let me say that our family has French bloodlines on both sides and I'm a gypsy at heart.
I have *very strong* feelings about the war and how the gypsies were persecuted, but what really gets my goat, Hitler would not allow jazz to be written or performed - anywhere.
I'm definitely an Opera lover but one of my favorite musicians was gypsy Django Reinhardt who had a tragic life but contributed greatly to jazz and influenced many musicians.
On the riverboat Johnny Depp played Reinhardt's music on his acoustic guitar in the movie "Chocolat".
It may not make much sense to you but I definitely feel the energy of my donor eye, it is very powerful and intense. I feel Manoush is a good name for it and have been thinking about it.
While at hubby's office I told the ladies how I felt the energy before, during and after the surgery. One of them said, "the donor chose YOU because you are colorful and exciting."
That was an aspect I had never considered.
The name of the musician who is part of the inspiration is Django Reinhardt and here is some info about him.

http://www.galbeno.com/django-reinhardt-romany-sinti-manoush-jazz-guitarist/
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Cristen Hemingway Jaynes love your eye, the name, and django!
June 8 at 3:59pm · Unlike · 2
Jan Turner Bell I see a new aspect of your art coming. What will you SEE with this new sight. wonderful for you and us.
June 8 at 4:35pm · Unlike · 1
Stacy Levada colorful-real and GENUINE you are
June 8 at 5:43pm · Unlike · 1
Linda Grace Churchill Very wise, you are :) Being somewhat of a modern gypsy myself I really like this:)
June 8 at 6:32pm · Unlike · 1
Linda Lammers I Really Like That!
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Chloe Dee Noble
June 8
Please send love and hugs. We return to the hospital today for a checkup, 11:30. Surgeon will remove the big contact lens covering the newly transplanted cornea and examine the eye inside and out. Makes me anxious because it is quite RAW in there and I'm a BIG BABY. I guess my biggest concern is that nothing goes wrong when he removes the contact lens that would damage the new *Baby* cornea. ♥
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Chloe Dee Noble All that fretting over nothing. Boy did I have myself worked into a freenzie. The pain was minimal and the surgeon said everything looks GREAT. He's definitely as thrilled as I am.
We stopped by hubby's office for me to show the staff my new eye which everyone thought was so beautiful they cried with joy and happiness for my blessing. NOW, I'm exhausted -- Nap time. ♥
June 8 at 3:12pm · Like · 1
Ellen Waldman So happy to hear Chloe ♥
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Chloe Dee Noble
June 6
I'm very BRAVE to share this with you. Stitches stay in one full year, but the most fragile times are the next four months when I must do everything possible to avoid rejection. ♥ PLEASE consider donating your organs, it is "the ultimate love gift"

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Spencer Black WOW
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Owlie Laurie amazing. does it hurt?
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John Hemingway fascinating
June 6 at 8:57am · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble ‎Owlie Laurie, yes but worth it. I can not believe this miracle ♥
June 6 at 8:57am · Unlike · 4
Sandra Synar write 'I can believe this miracle' a hundred times!
June 6 at 9:01am · Unlike · 1
Joe Kyte She is gorgeous! A stitch in time for you to see is the best stitch hitch ever.
June 6 at 9:03am · Unlike · 2
Sandra Synar that's your left brain talking, not believing, your right brain believes, knows!
June 6 at 9:05am · Unlike · 1
Joy Conger Williams I am an organ donar, Dee. Gladly. Your eyes are the same color as mine with the amber in the middle and the lighter and darker hazel on the outside....I'll keep praying for you. ♥
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Candy Clark Wow the doctor sure made beautiful stitches. Amazing!
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Alicia Anne Haas · Friends with Sandra Synar
Glad to see this..my mother donated her corneas...I miss her..its comforting to me to know someone somewhere keeps parts of her alive. Congratulations.
June 6 at 9:26am · Unlike · 2
Taryn Zacktan What a beautiful job they did! I'm so thrilled for this amazing miracle in your life, you super brave and beautiful lady!
June 6 at 9:34am · Unlike · 1
Cindy Adkins Yes, you are amazingly BRAVE and beautiful!
June 6 at 9:45am · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble YES, Alicia Anne Haas. . . it is wonderful and this miracle I received is definitely ALIVE and filled with great spirit and love divine ♥
June 6 at 9:46am · Like · 2
Ginette Chiasson All the best to you and this wonderful gift you have been given.
June 6 at 11:38am · Unlike · 1
Colleen Milne Absolutely beautiful!!!! Thanks Chloe for sharing your journey with us!!
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Debbie Polley · Friends with Sheena Monnin and 27 others
You are very brave indeed. I think it is an amazing miracle and love that you've been gifted this way. I AM a donor and your story is an example of why!!!! :-) It's a beautiful eye - stitches or not!
June 6 at 11:54am · Unlike · 1
Sissy Ann Williams Blessings to you Chloe....What a beautiful miracle in process! Hugs!
June 6 at 12:34pm · Unlike · 1
Amy Chaiken Wolffe that is amazing. what a gift take care of yourself :)
June 6 at 1:05pm · Unlike · 1
Nancy Godinez Beautiful eye~~~I signed up to donate mine at leaste 30 years ago!
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Chloe Dee Noble ‎Kaye Armstrong: I had a private message from Joey who said now I can see *exactly how handsome* he is, lol. Such a cutie !! As if I didn't already know he was precious. xox to you and Tony. . . Love my new eye !!
June 6 at 6:30pm · Like · 2
Kaye Armstrong So glad you are doing well! Love you back! Keep me posted about NBC.
June 7 at 8:05am · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble I'm not planning to respond to NBC
June 7 at 8:10am · Like
Richard Bayne Truly staggering. PLEASE be careful......
June 7 at 8:59am · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble I will sweetie, I sleep with a metal plate over it and sunglasses at all times (VERY sensitive to light) but, Richard Bayne, isn't it BEAUTIFUL ?!? I can really feel it's intense energy and never imagined it would feel so ALIVE, which, of course, it is.
June 7 at 9:27am · Like
Betty Pannell Beautiful. It's not even bloodshot. Where are the stitches?
June 8 at 10:53am · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble ‎Betty Pannell, zoom in, the stitches are going in a circle all around the iris.
June 8 at 3:09pm · Like
Chloe Dee Noble Oh, and trust me, it is definitely blood shot, raw and bloody even. . . But beautiful ♥
June 8 at 3:10pm · Like · 1
Cristen Hemingway Jaynes that is truly a miracle!
June 8 at 3:13pm · Unlike · 1
Betty Pannell I thought that's where the eye is stitched.
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Chloe Dee Noble I guess I don't understand your question Betty Pannell, sorry xoxo
June 8 at 4:37pm · Like
Maureen Engh I can't think of a more loving gift from not only your donor but of science. It never ceases to amaze me when I think about how far we've come.
June 8 at 5:19pm · Unlike · 1
Betty Pannell When you said the stitches are around the iris you confirmed what I though about where the stitches were placed.
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Sunday June 8
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Today's Cornea Blog:

Today marks the eleventh day since the corneal transplant. I am not feeling as grounded as I would like to be. What has come home to me is something I already knew, a lesson learned years ago. The person who shares you...See More
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Joe Kyte Check in time is Noonish. Martinis at Four.
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Susan Gholson Newman Sotolongo You know how much I understand Chloe and I also have a packed bag for times that are just too much. 5 Star indeed!
Sunday at 6:16am · Unlike · 1
Tina English Chesser So sorry you had to go through that. That sounds just like something that goes on in my house. I thought I was the only one and everyone else has the perfect little marriage. I know better but sometimes it just feels that way. I hope your days of healing get better. Love and hugs from Georgia!!! ♥
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Joy Conger Williams But we do love Warren. God bless him. ♥
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Cindy Adkins I absolutely agree and understand. Chloe, you have to do what's best for you while you heal. Big hugs!
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Colleen Milne I so love your authenticity!! You go girl!! Take care of YOU...I look forward to the next update! Much love...
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Warren Brown I have always told myself,,,"not to worry, if I ever get to be so stupid that I could not make toast witout burning, cannot walk through every door without bumping my head, could not do other minor chores, plus had trouble functioning in everyday matters, had no common sense , enjoyed lying,,,, forget to close doors, forget to zip up, when all else fails me ,,,,then I can always become an Attorney..................... sorry I'm kinda down on Attorneys,,,,,
Sunday at 7:59am · Unlike · 2
Chloe Dee Noble Sometimes it's taking the good for yourself in a situation. I learned that from my grandfather who used to bring up a watermelon from the bottoms, let it cool in the creek and share it with me for midday break. He would hold up the watermelon and let it drop on the grass. As it broke open he would remove the heart. We would go sit on the screened in porch and share it at a table grandmother had prepared for us. "Girl", he would say, "always take the best parts of everything for yourself. . .enjoy all of it but learn to keep the heart for yourself."
Life is about balance, the yin and the yang, respect and honor and knowing when you need to find a quiet place. ♥
Sunday at 8:30am · Like · 4
Linda Grace Churchill sounds like you have it figured out Chloe :) And good reminder to all that our environment is part of us....no end to discussion on that one! And having my own two corneas that I need to treat with care, I know how important clean air and surroundings (like wind) can influence things! xoxox
Sunday at 8:30am · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble A note about my facebook friend Warren Brown whom I admire and adore. I discovered Warren one day on another friend's post and was surprised to see he was born the same day my first husband (deceased) was born and has the same name as my husband. I thought that was a hoot so I invited him to be my friend, and a good friend he is. ♥
Sunday at 8:37am · Like · 4
Warren Brown Miss Chloe... is from Georgia, I'm from Yukon Territory, through wonders of Facebook we met and discovered we both have French connections, she is a little more sopisticated than I but I do understand her passions, I truly respect her thoughts, and admire her talents and I wonder if we are related and we hang from the branches of a family tree that sprouted 200 or so years ago,,,,, Hmmmmm
Sunday at 11:41am · Unlike · 2
Shelia' Bailes Trujillo He's a Brown....enough said. ;-)
Sunday at 11:56am · Unlike · 1
Chloe Dee Noble Could be, Warren, That's certainly possible, one of my family branches comes from Nice and Villefranche-Sur-Mer and your family lives just to the west of that, not very far. My other French line is from Alsace-Lorraine.
Sunday at 11:56am · Like · 1
Chloe Dee Noble Yes, Shelia' Bailes Trujillo, sounds like something your grandpa Buster would say, lol. He's a Brown.
Sunday at 12:00pm · Unlike · 2
Maureen Engh I love your Grandfather's advice!!! Taking care of yourself is essential.
My best friend offered his basement apartment to me for an amazing price when my life spiraled downward after my divorce. He is such a great guy and amazing in so many ways but his drama is too much for me to take for any length of time. Living there almost killed the bond we have. Giving myself some private space was so important!
As for my French Connection, my Grandmother was from Lille. In WWI my Grandfather was in the military and lead a march across France. When he arrived at Lille he meet a Beautiful Young Woman who's father was a General in the French Army. After asking for her hand in marriage they moved to America and had lived a very happy live together.
One point of advice my Grandmother used to share with the girls in the family was "When your husband requests that I do something absurd say 'yes Dear' and do what ever the he!! you want."
I hope you continue to heal...
Love and Best Wishes Chloe!!! ~♥~
Sunday at 1:16pm · Unlike · 1
Warren Brown Question for Miss Chloe or someone ... My Great Grandfather was French, married great Grandmother A Lakota Sioux ( 1870's) Grandmother was French/ Indian she married a Canadian 1890's, my mother was French/Indian/Canadian she married an American 1920's,,,,,,,So what am I ??????
Sunday at 2:10pm · Unlike · 2
Chloe Dee Noble Good question, French/Indian/Canadian for one half of you and the other half would be whatever your father's roots are from originally. Was his family from Great Britain as many settlers were, or do you know? You could probably find that in Ancestry.com. Fun site, easy to use and informative. Let us know when you find out.
Sunday at 2:23pm · Like · 1
Warren Brown Great GrandFather ( Joshua Park Gore)....I never met the man, or stumbled upon his unmarked grave, his footprints long washed away, but I would like to follow his trek over his 104 years, from Southern France to Yukon Territory, ( 1850's) a man of 55 years old marrying a 18 year old sioux Indian princess,,fathered 5 daughters,,,,,Oh the tales he could have shared....
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Chloe Dee Noble
May 27
(note to facebook)
My corneal transplant is scheduled for May 31st. I am very blessed to receive this gift of sight. I thank my donor and promise to always be good to my new eye. Here is a photo of what my eyes look like today. I will not be able to use computer or do anything for some time but if you wish to follow the diary, you may read it:
http://www.blindfoldpress.com/Chloe-s-Corneal-Transplant
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Maureen Engh Has "Baby" arrived? I think about you often and send you love...
May 27 at 5:16am · 
Janie Dollar sending hugs & prayers!
May 27 at 5:20am · 
Cindy Adkins My very best wishes, Chloe. Love & hugs!
May 27 at 5:23am · 
Michael Caruso Blessings Chloe..You Will Be Alright..Don't forget Us..We'll Be Watching You...Hallelujah m.c.
May 27 at 5:30am · 
Carolyn Gossett Moseley You are brave and courageous and I admire you greatly! All will be well. Hugs for your day, Carolyn
May 27 at 5:42am · 
Tina English Chesser You are in my thoughts and prayers Aunt Dee!! Love you!!
May 27 at 5:48am · 
Susan Gholson Newman Sotolongo You will remain in my prayers Chloe!
May 27 at 5:57am · 
Nancy Godinez You will take this new eye on adventures it has never before seen~~~I will carry you in my heart as you go through this & I know it will be a successful surgery~~God Bless You & your Dear husband who will be right with you~~~xoxo
May 27 at 6:08am · 
Ginette Chiasson I have marked your surgery time in my calendar and will not forget to say a prayer as you face this new challenge. All my prayers accompany you on this journey!!!
May 27 at 7:50am · 
Dianne Massey Chloe - I'll check your blog every day! :)
May 27 at 8:04am · 
Cynthia McDonald Sending you my love and the best possible outcome. I'll be thinking of you each and every day and sending prayers for only success and a quick recovery!
May 27 at 8:06am · 
Sandra Synar thinking of you and praying for you alot since I heard of the upcoming surgery, beautiful soul; one of these days we're going to spend some time together...you are so worth of a magnificent miracle.....my heart is with you Chloe!
May 27 at 8:06am · 
Heather Burns I will be praying for you.
May 27 at 9:09am · 
Linda Post My "heart" with you you. Take care.
May 27 at 9:20am · 
Peter Romando Good luck, Chloe!
May 27 at 9:22am · 
Richard Wateska When I wake up on May 31st..my only thoughts for the day will be Chloe Dee..you KNOW that we all love and care about you...so...just know it..every moment and go for it Chloe!
May 27 at 9:56am · 
Linda Lammers Please Take Care.
May 27 at 9:58am · 
Taryn Zacktan I will be thinking of you, praying for you, chanting, singing and sending you endless streams of love, blessings and healing, Chloe!!!! I love you, beautiful friend!
May 27 at 11:01am · 
Malcolm Smith I will be thinking of you, praying for you Chloe!!!!, my beautiful friend! Hugs to you xxx
May 27 at 11:04am · 
Colleen Milne Oh Chloe....YOU are so brave and so wonderful and I just know everything is going to turn out really, really well!! You will be in my thoughts all week as you prepare (even while I'm having tea with the Queen!! (lol))! On the day.....extra loving, peaceful energy will flow to you from many, many sources! YOU ARE LOVED!! Take care my friend & thanks for the regular updates - very interesting!! Love & hugs....
May 27 at 11:10am · 
Elizabeth Barrett All my best to you, Chloe Dee Noble you are in my thoughts & prayers! I'll be checking in to your diary, too. xoxo
May 27 at 5:33pm · 
Jane Sedlacek Chloe, may all of the love expressed on this page go straight to your dear heart and then to your new eye. You are one fortunate lady...
May 27 at 11:07pm · 
Jan Turner Bell We will be thinking of you and praying for you and holding you in our hearts.
May 27 at 11:13pm · 
Richard Bayne Best wishes, Chloe. May the angels watch over you with all their power and magic to make your future bright and clear. : )
May 29 at 4:39pm · 
Barbara Cox Praying For A Healing,In Jesus Name !
May 29 at 8:30pm · 
Mark R. Harvey I hope you don't mind if this sounds like an echo, but I don't think I can say it any better than Barbara Cox said it ... Praying For A Healing,In Jesus Name !
May 29 at 8:36pm · 
Tom Reyes Get well soon, Chloe. I know you'll put your gift to good artistic use.
May 29 at 10:26pm · 
Sissy Ann Williams Yes with God's healing touch along with the doctors you will be fine! Sending prayers & hugs!
May 30 at 11:16am · 
Amy Chaiken Wolffe A spider bit you in both eyes? Must be so painful. Good Luck with the surgery tomorrow, Im sure you will be so happy when its all over.:)
May 30 at 6:58pm · 
Chloe Dee Noble ‎Amy Chaiken Wolffe: thank you for your good wishes. No, the spider bit me on the tip of my nose as I slept but the venom spread into my head and blinded both eyes. Some vision, after a few years, returned in one eye, the other eye is 100% blind and badly scarred. Hopefully we can fix it. Wouldn't that be sweet ?!?
May 30 at 8:54pm ·
Betty Pannell Yes that would be sweet. In the pics you can notice the damage to your cornea. My glasses are the same tint as yours.
May 30 at 9:04pm · 
Betty Pannell All good thoughts & prayers heading your way.
May 30 at 9:05pm · 

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