I'll spare you the complete blow-by-blow details of the surgery and my day yesterday, but wow, was that a long day. Lots of waiting around. Lots of time to get nervous. The surgery itself was over so quickly, though while it was happening it seemed to take forever. (Hold your eye open while someone is randomly touching it and count to 40 or more...) The pain was minimal, more of a cutting onions kind of pain than anything else. After the numbing drops wore off my eyes clamped shut. It was like they said "Look, we had a meeting and, well, you don't seem to be too discriminating about what you let happen to us right now so we are making the decisions." and stayed shut.
After eyedrops (with the help of the Boy who had to actually hold my eyes open) and a nap, I was much better. I had my follow-up already this morning and my vision is just slightly better than 20/20! It is truly unbelievable. I've worn glasses since I was 10.
This morning before I got up I was lying in bed thinking "I wonder what time it is? I'm too cozy I don't want to find my glasses to see. OH! I don't have to!" I imagine I'll have that kind of moment a few times before I get used to it.
I was slightly disappointed that I didn't get the super cool huge brown wrap-around sunglasses for after the surgery. The ones they provided are just not as awesome.
But, I did get to wear eye-shields for sleeping
I was debating whether to post a picture of me in the eye-shields but, honestly, it made me laugh everytime I looked at it so... you're welcome
...and they gave me this REALLY awesome FANNY PACK to hold all my drops and sunglasses & eye shields. Yes, a Fanny Pack. You're jealous. I know.
Today I get to use the computer! and watch TV! and read!! (when I told the Boy I wasn't allowed to do those things yesterday he said "Those are your favorite things!") But right now, I need a nap (my appointment was at 8! what?! on a Saturday??!!)