Monday, December 29, 2008

Ahoy Matey!!!

Tom has been teasing me about being a pirate all day, so here is a picture of me with my parrots (wannabes!!!) Not a very flattering picture, but I will take it because it means that I will be seeing much better. I'll admit I was a little anxious about the procedure as I am not fond of eye drops of any kind in my eyes and even more freaked out about lens removal. The CRNA noticed that I was "white knuckling" the hand rest of the surgery chair and really helped to calm my nerves. The versed I was given didn't really put me to sleep. It was a weird sensation because it didn't really hurt. A sterile drape is placed over your face stuck down with adhesive with a small opening for the operative eye. My vision really went cloudy as the lens was pulled out, but when the new lens was inserted I could clearly see Dr. Plumb's face, which really put me at ease. It really didn't take that long and after I sucked down a quick cup of coffee to prove that I was okay, we were on our way home! Tom has been taking real good care of me. I should be back sewing tomorrow when the eye shield comes off. Then I will only have to wear it at night for a week. Sure glad that's over...until the right eye is repaired!

4 comments:

Christina said...

I'm glad everything went okay and I hope you heal quickly!

Summerset said...

Glad to see you're getting your eyes taken care of! I had laser vision correction done on both eyes in the same surgery, so I know how strange these procedures can be. I hope your healing goes quickly and that the other eye will not give you any trouble!

Kat said...

That's wonderful that it went well!!! And it looks like you have good company :) .

stacysews said...

Glad everything went well - love the birdies we have one that looks exactly like the bird on your right shoulder!