Saturday, June 23, 2012

Eye Surgery


My eye surgery went well.  I went in early to pay some of the bill and have a study nurse start an IV for blood withdrawal.... for the study I signed up for.  I was briefly introduced to the anesthesiologist...but to tell you the truth...I don't know what she did.  I was awake for the procedure.  Lots of eyes drops to numb it...so I guess that could have been her role.  It was a very odd experience to say the least.  I really thought I would be put out.  There were two times when I did experience pain and the Dr. knew it because I moved.  They tape your head to the table so you don't move.  They also strap your arms down so that you don't move them.  But the two times I felt pain I wiggled my body...and he said he was sorry if it hurt.  The time it took to do both procedures, (cataract  and astigmatism replacement lens) was only about 30 minutes.  Very short recovery time...then on my feet to start the study of blood withdrawals and questions.  I was a little disappointed that I wasn't put in a room where I could lie down if I wanted.  I was put in the regular waiting room.  My last blood draw was at 8:30 that evening.  Then back at it... the next day at noon.  They told me I could drive and so I did.  I cried on the way there because I could see things clearer than I have ever seen them before.  I told my Dr. this and he said he loves to hear comments like that.  I was back over there again early this morning for another exam and study questions.  I stayed home in my lounge wear all day today.  It felt so wonderful to rest.  I have noticed my vision is still not what I wish it were though...because I only have one perfect eye.  The other one is just there to help for close up views.  I am hoping that this is just something that I will eventually adjust to.  For now....it just depends on what I am looking at...distance and light conditions seem to affect how well I see.  I am confident though that the Drs. will help me to see the way that I feel the most comfortable.
I am feeling very very blessed.......

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Getting Ready


 This is a character from one of least favorite kids shows..Yo Gabba Gabba...Kayla loves it...ugh

Just a couple more days until I have my eye surgery.  Thursday to be exact.  Then.. a week of no bending or lifting...which are such automatic actions to me, I think the only way I will remember NOT to do those things will be to plant myself in a chair or bed and read (if I can) and knit (if I can).  If I can't do those two things....maybe listen to books on tape?  Praying is always an option...or I should say praying more often because I do pray a lot.  I may go into some contemplative prayer...lots of rosaries and one of my most recent favorites...The Divine Mercy Chaplet.
I could also type out a lot of blog post with my not-so-good touch typing and then see if anyone can read it.  Maybe draw a picture with my eyes closed and see what it looks like.  I am sure I will find something to do that does not involve bending or lifting.......

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever