Today was another post-op appointment and the doctor wasn’t happy. He said that both eyes should have been doing much better by now. In fact, he even had to put plugs into my tear ducts to help keep my eyes hydrated. I think one of them might have come out this evening because it feels like I have an eyelash stuck in there now.
Even with all these complications, I still feel it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I now wake up in the morning and I’m ready to go. No more cleaning my contacts, no more headaches from glasses, no more squinting to see the clock. I love it and would do it again in a heartbeat.
If you’re even thinking about LASIK, I highly recommend you checking it out. I’m such a chicken and even suffer from anxiety attacks so if I can do it, so can you. The procedure lasted only 4 minutes per eye and and basically all I had to do was stare at a blinking red light. My eyes were propped open the whole time but I never felt any pain or discomfort. I never even had the urge to blink. And when it was over, things were a little blurry but I could already see better.
Once the numbing drops wore off, my eyes did start to sting a little - kind of like getting ocean water in there. That’s why they recommend that you sleep for the next 4-5 hours. When you wake up, the discomfort is gone.
This is such an amazing procedure. I would go as far to say it’s changed my quality of life. Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for LASIK so make sure you talk to your doctor about it first. It can also be pretty costly, mine was $4000. However, I feel it was worth DH’s every penny. *wink*
In any case, I’ll probably take a break from blogging for the next couple of days because in addition to my eye bothering me, I also had to disconnect my home computer because we’re getting our new flooring installed. I still have my laptop available but for some reason the signal it’s receiving is slower than dial-up (if that’s even possible). Most of you know that I’m not a very patient person so the combination of all this makes me want to throw my laptop out the window. And we can’t have that, now can we?
Thank you again for all your support and well wishes! They mean the world to me.