Hello friends! 🙂 As many of you know, I had eye surgery yesterday. And! I guess the best place to start is the beginning.
I was scheduled for surgery at 7:00 am, so it was an early morning. I was nervous but I kept humming a song and it helped considerably.
The medical staff was so nice. Two nurses talked to me and put drops in my eye, hooked me up to an IV, etc. The anesthesiologist visited with me for awhile and told me what to expect. They weren’t putting me completely to sleep because they wanted some interaction with me during the procedure. The doctor visited me. He spoke softly and patted my arm. Everyone was kind and compassionate.
They wheeled me into surgery and I don’t really remember very much. The doctor taped my head to the table because they didn’t want my head moving at all. The anesthesiologist said something to me, but I don’t know what he said. (Rick thinks that’s funny). Then I saw colored lights and I made a comment about the lights, someone said something to me and then I was in recovery with my husband and a nurse. I had a patch over my eye, which I need to wear during the night for a few days. Someone handed me cookies and bottled water. I remember eating the cookies. I was starving!
I didn’t like the anesthesia! It made me feel creepy and I needed help to walk. I was wobbly. But, the anesthesia did the job!
I remember eating breakfast in a white cloud, then we were at home and I slept until 2:00 pm.
This morning I had an appointment with my doctor and I thought he was going to do a happy dance!!! Seriously, my vision is 20/25 the day after surgery!!! Apparently, that is unusual. Everything is clear and bright, especially blue! I can watch a movie, without glasses!!! I’ll need a new prescription for my glasses, in thirty days, because my vision is AMAZING now.
I’m putting medication in my eyes four times a day and I need to see my eye doctor next week.
Thank-you so much for all your prayers and encouraging words!!!
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 ~NIV