well, y'all have given me hope. I'm terrified of this surgery. Doc has already said to expect it in about five years, maybe six. Sight is really deteriorating FAST. Wasn't that great to begin with.
I have one of the most intense blink reflexes ever seen. Gave up on contacts because it was such a fight to get them in. The idea of not-natural lens always in my eye is terrifying me! Contacts HURT. never wanted to look up. But am becoming so light sensitive it's unreal.
I think we are all terrified of surgery. I know I was 5 yrs ago & this time was 'worried', having a different Dr. didn't help. A former eye Dr. recommended contacts only if you were playing 'contact' sports.
There was a stinging sensation after this latest op, but only reached #2 on the pain scale & the tylenot they recommended took care of it. Pleasent batch of nurses at the surgery unit & it was easier to get up & use the bathroom beforehand--a necessary for a diabetic. I go in on thurs & with luck will have permission to bend over & help with the weeding. I will wear goggles to keep dirt from flying into my eye.
My DH is doing fine, not using his old glasses most of the time. He has one more Post Op appointment, then he will have his other eye done in November. He has had no pain and has been back to doing the things he always does now that we are back home. He is back on his NetBook computer our DS gave him for Christmas. I can't use it much because it only has a 10" screen, so I'm next as soon as his other eye is done. I hope you are doing as well Lucy.
Thank you. As a bonus I asked if I could now use my usual eyedrops in that eye as well & the answer was 'yes'. Won't be tempted to rub it now after being in the sun. They give you special sunglasses after the operation (have the sides covered). they fit better than my regular ones so will do those now & use my old ones for backup.
Lucy I am so glad you are doing well, Aren't the colors and other things so much clearer now. I just had the left one done and am so happy with it.
Bonjon do not be afraid. You will be so happy when it is done.
The colors were clear because I had the right eye done 5 yrs ago. I can read without glasses (except for teeny print) since then. The left eye is distance & I could read basketball scares on the TV even with the eye shield on that first night. I suspect the color improvement for you is because both eyes were cloudy.
I'm glad that your operation was successful & life in & out of the garden is more colorful. The nerves beforehand were the worst part. The eyedrops were easier this time because of learning to put them in by resting the little tube on the bridge of my nose the first time around.
Iris was the goddess of the rainbow--well named don't you think?
Oh Very well named I agree. Even the ones on here are brighter and clearer close up. May now go ahead and order some since I lost so many this winter. Don't know what I will have for money as will probably end up paying for most of the eye surgery as my Ins. is lousy. Oh well I am still going to get a few. Will check Dee's place again as she had some I wanted.
Lucy how are you doing now. I have noticed I don't see as well with that eye close up to see pollen grains but the distance is amazing. Still on the drops and next surgery is the 24th.
Just realized I am on 2 threads with all this.LOL I ordered some Iris from Dee last night to replace a few I lost but may have to make a 2nd. order as remembered a few I wanted besides those. Here I go
I think that I remember that your left eye was done. In most people that is the 'distance' eye. The right eye in my case was done first & that is for close-ups. Could read without glasses after that. I still can except for teeny print. Our eyes do things which artificial lenses can't do. Welcome to binocular vision after the next operation.