Sunday, December 19, 2010

Down and Out...

10 years ago this coming March, I had Lasik surgery done. I was developing an allergy to all contacts (this should have been my first clue) and couldn't wear contacts anymore. And glasses were out of the question for how strong of a prescription I needed (can anyone say double coke bottle thickness?)

It was the BEST money we ever spent. Hands down. But I never had 20/20 vision in my right eye. More like 20/40 on a good day, 20/60 on a bad day.

This spring my eye surgeon (I go every year to him for a checkup and in return, have free touchups for life on my Lasik surgery) said he could get my vision in my right eye to 20/20. So I jumped on the chance....after I procrastinated through a busy summer.


And I had itLasek surgery done last Thursday night at 5:00 p.m. Friday until about 4 was awesome, clear vision, no pain, no symptoms. Then my eye started feeling like it had a piece of dirt in it. By Saturday morning it was red, itchy and streaming tears....I make an emergency run to the doctors?


And I'm FREAKING allergic to the bandage contact lens they used to protect the nerve endings in the surface of my eye while they heal for the next 7-10 days! You have GOT to be kidding me....


So it's home to the recliner for me. No light, no TV, lots of drops and rest......Saturday was torture, today has been a little better. I feel like a wierdo wearing my sunglasses INSIDE the house, but the light hurts way too much.


Hopefully when I go back tomorrow to the doctor it will be even better. Cause I have lots of crafting that needs to get done here in the next 5 days.......2 knitting projects and 4 quilted table toppers!


But as I told Todd last night, even if I had known this was going to happen, I would do it all over in a heartbeat....my vision is awesome.....he took care of my astigmatism as well.....I just should have had it done AFTER Christmas, instead of a week before Christmas!


Off to decorate the Christmas tree in the dark! Wish me luck....

12 comments:

Dena said...

Oh my. You really have had an eventful week. I remember when my grandmother had cataract surgery and had to wear those very dark and very big glasses everywhere she went. Of course, after she healed she had all but forgotten about the discomfort she had gone through and only enjoyed being able to see more clearly. Hopefully you will heal quickly so you can enjoy the Christmas holiday in the light.

fullfreezer said...

Oh dear, heal quickly!
Judy

Michelle J said...

You nut!

I wear my sunglasses inside sometimes too, when the ol' migraines rear their ugly heads. So what I'm really saying is, welcome to the cool kids club.;)

Seriously, don't kill yourself over those craft projects. If they get done, yay, but if not, I have no doubt that people will understand why not.

So put on your shades and kick back (for once in your life!) and listen to a good book on tape or some Christmas music or something and just chill out and heal up.

Take care and Merry Christmas, Bairs! :)

Niki said...

ohyoupoorthing!!! and absolute worst timing...nothing to do now but make the best of it..hope it improves dramatically over the next couple of days!
hugs
Niki

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I'm considering lasik because my eyesight is pretty bad (-4.0 in both eyes) and it's been getting harder and harder to wear contacts because my eyes dry out so bad when i wear them. I've been wearing contacts since the 5th grade, so that's about 30 years I've been wearing them. My brother had lasik done two years ago and he loves his results, too.

I hope your eyes heal quickly. I'm sure it's no fun to go through, but to end up with 20/20 when it's all over would make it worth it to me, too!! :)

Susan said...

Oh Kris, I am so sad to hear of your troubles but glad that all will come out well in the end........

Lib said...

Wishing you the Best!
Blessins',Lib

LuAnn said...

Sorry for your allergy to the contacts, but I'm so glad you had it done. If you can just take it easy, just think what it will be like having 20/20 vision. I'm so happy for you!! Take care.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that's interesting, as my dh would like to have that done. Me personally I can't stand no one near my eyes, as they are very sensitive.

Merry Christmas to you and your family,

Gill in Canada

Nancy M. said...

That sounds a little scary! I hope it's all better now and that y'all had a good Christmas!

Em said...

Holy Moly! I really want to have the surgery done too, as I'm starting to have irritation with my contacts, and wearing glasses is out of the question on a daily basis (coke-bottle-thing!) I'm not sure how much it would cost though... and the whole surgery with my eyes open scares me a little!

Aunt Spicy said...

Ohhhh, good luck!