Finally Recess
Time to sit back and have a cup of coffee

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I can see!

I woke up every hour on the hour last night obviously concerned that I might miss my appointment. I quickly got ready at 3:30 and was out the door minutes later because there really isn't much to do when you can't wear any lotions, scents, makeups, etc. I walk from the garage to my car and am in soaked in that amount of time because it;s is storming like crazy.

Jeff called me about 3:45 and the rain had lightened up where I was but he just wanted to check on me. I hear a sweet little voice in the background. Yes, I get to talk to Caitlyn at 3:45 in the am. She is telling me that is raining and thundering and she's scared, yada, yada. I keep telling her that God is just watering the Earth.

I make it to the office and I'm thinking I'm going to be the first patient at 4:30 and I was for all of 5 minutes. Then multiple cars kept pulling up. There were a ton of patients there. It was CRAZY!

Funniest moment: Doctor is looking at my eyes and writing all over them with markers and I assure you they had put many numbing drops in them first. So he says to me open wide. And I stupidly opened my mouth wide. I know, I'm an idiot. It was 4:45 in the morning though and we weren't allowed to have caffeine. Then I had to try to recompose and stay still. Oh brother!!!

Surgery went well and was relatively quick. On the way out your eyes are taped up and they wheel you out to a waiting room. That is an experience, having no vision for a while. I think it was a total of 30 minutes. During that time we were trying to figure out which waiting room we were in, who was in the room with us, how everyones procedure had gone, etc.

Jeff got there about this time and they showed him in to that waiting room. So I was asking him questions, in fact we all were. He was our only lifeline. He was describing the place. He said it's really nice with pictures of people who have had the procedure before that are celebrities. Then he said, "I don't know why they wasted the money when you all can't even see this stuff!!!!!" So true. So Jeff.

At first things were hazy, but with each other things are getting clearer. Far away was the best at first but slowly words closer up are getting much better too. It is so awesome.

I have to wear goggles anytime I am outside or in the shower for the next week. And believe me I look so cool! I can't wear makeup for a week. Drops continued galore. I can't touch my eyes for the next week, not even to dab them after I put drops in my eyes. But it is every bit worth it.

I would highly suggest that if you have a fear of drops in your eyes that you go through this procedure. You will be cured.


  1. I am so glad you had this surgery, that it went well, and that you can see so well. An what a joy to jump through all the hoops this next week while your eyes are healing. When you get tired of it, just think about your dad who couldn't have the surgery, and rejoice that you did. It will make it easier and all worthwhile.

    Love you, Dad.

  2. I am so glad all went well. I hope you got the Hilfiger goggles. Just be glad you're not here in this New Mexico wind for this! Reed actually came in a few days ago looking for his goggle (from his tool set) because the wind was blowing dust in his eyes!

  3. So glad that it went well...that is fabulous! You're brave, I don't think I could go through with that.