My LASIK surgery last Thursday went very well and DS Cody was the best caretaker. They even let him watch, from behind a glass partition of course. The group that took care of me was kind and conscientious; my surgeon even would tell me what percentage left to go as they corrected each eye. I spent more time on all the pre-op parts than the actual procedure and discovered that my poor nearsighted eyes were -6 and -8 diopter, a factoid I am throwing in for those in similar coke-bottle glasses states who have always thought their eyes were too bad for this type of correction. I want you to reconsider, as I was just amazed to stand up and look around to put my shoes back on and realize that I was seeing every bit as well as when wearing the glasses I had just shed. My eyes are still adjusting, but the next day I was cleared with vision good enough to drive without glasses! Whoo, hoo!! I needed corrective lenses from before I ever learned to drive, so this alone is a small miracle. I can also see well enough to knit the two projects I have underway.
I went home and slept 15 hours, and have been very faithful to the instructions given me for recovery, which is why there have been no posts until now. My computer, TV, reading and knitting time all had to be suspended the first couple of days so that I would not inhibit my blinking reflexes with activities that cause me to stare...if you have a scientific bent, you could try comparing counting your blinks during five minutes of computer time vs. five minutes standing in the grocery line or out on a walk and you will see what I mean.
The weather turned cool and cloudy the day before my surgery, with a cloudburst last Wednesday night and showers over the weekend. This was good for laying down the dust, mold, etc., in our summer-weary California air, but not so good for remembering to stay warm... while I was taking very good care of my eyes, I caught a nasty head cold.... probably because I still attended the BBQ baby shower for some family friends, along with DD. BBQs just aren't as fun when people are huddled together under shade structures that are dripping leftover rain, and trying to stay warm. I actually had to turn on the heat at home!
This is me at my worst... red nose, chapped lips and goggles to protect my eyes while sleeping so the healing corneas don't get rubbed.
I am off to take a hot ginger bath and return to bed for a nap.... there will be real content soon, I promise.