Thursday, August 21, 2008

Eyeball Time with an update after the appointment!

**More of an update added later on Thursday afternoon near the bottom of this post.**

This morning is the eyeball appointment for the LASIK surgery, the pre-op stuff that could last between 2-3 hours. The good thing about wearing my glasses is that it makes me want the surgery more because glasses are good for seeing but get in the way of lots of stuff. Contacts are so much more user-friendly.

I could barely sleep last night. I feel the meds still pulling me in this type of tired/hungover state. I want to sleep so I am hoping for a nap later today.

Possibly, there will be more ramblings later, but in the meantime I am sending out good wishes for an authorization for my friend, B. (I think she is secretly delighted when I mention her. I can feel her smile a little now.)

Good friends are hard to find and harder to keep sometimes. I'm appreciative of the ones I have.

** New stuff** from almost 5 p.m. Eastern time

I survived the LASIK pre-op. Those numbing drops were stinging for just a bit and then you feel nada. One of the last things they did was numb my eyes for a second time, after the dilation, and they TOUCH YOUR EYEBALLS! Repeatedly!!

If you are squeamish then that sounds gross. It might still sound horrid to me if I hadn't gone through it.

The woman did not tell me she was going to touch my eyeball; she just came at me with this thing that had a metal rounded tip and started touching my eyeball in a bunch of places to measure the thickness of my cornea. Thank goodness I wear contacts and don't freak out as things come close to my eye.

Then she did the same thing to the other eye. I didn't feel anything really. That was a blessing.

Finally, she got out what looked like a marker-sized plastic thingie to touch my eyeballs AGAIN a few more times to measure the pressure.

Eyeball touching is now over; I made it home in the bright sun looking like a total dork with sunglasses on top of my pair of regular glasses. But I did it. I amaze even myself at times.

1 comment:

Merelyme said...

oooh my goodness...anything with the eyes...i get squeamish. hey good luck to you today.