Monday, March 31, 2008

A HAWK AND A BALD EAGLE WALK INTO A BAR (because they can't see it!)

Lasik. The word strikes fear in the hearts of some, relief in the hearts of many. Some think the technology is too new, not realizing that the technology is actually almost 20 years old. Or maybe they realize it, but it's still too new for them. And others think "that laser thingy is gonna blow out my eye - I'm not risking that!" Still others enjoy wearing glasses and add them to their wardrobe as fashion pieces. EVERYONE I've spoken with who has had the procedure, has LOVED it and has not regretted it.

If you know me, you know I got Lasik last Wednesday. I was not nervous going in. I thought I would be, but I wasn't. It was something I had been wanting to do for about 3-4 years. I'm glad I waited because my surgeon told me the technology even in the last year has advanced to the point where my astigmatism could be corrected, or at least improved.

Well, we are at the "corrected -not-improved" point. I am seeing better than I was without glasses BEFORE the surgery, but not as good as when I had glasses. Yes, I am frustrated. Yes, I am impatient. Yes, I am developing a hunchback from having to physically get so close to my computer screen at work and my scrapbooking stuff at home. But it's like Greg said when I was whining just hours after my surgery: "Soooooooo you want to see like a hawk and a bald eagle COMBINED. YOU HAD LASER SURGERY ON YOUR EYES! It's going to take awhile." Bless his heart for keeping this diva grounded!

But you know what? I have no regrets. There are a few points of light (sorry - I just watched a Golden Girl episode where President George Bush Sr. came to their house; although, all you saw was his hand so you know it wasn't him!)
  • It hasn't even been a week since my surgery. Vision tends to improve with time after the surgery.
  • I haven't had any "halo" vision or scratchy eyes or headaches.
  • The surgeon can do an enhancement (go in a 2nd time) if necessary.
  • Worst case scenario: I'll have to wear my glasses again. And that's ok. Like I said, I have not regrets. If I hadn't tried, I would have never known.


hezzzy said...

wellwellwell, welcome back to the land of blog.
Lasik has been another chapter of your lifes' story that I'm not surprised you have no regrets going through & you're certainly not done with so God bless your optimism, my dear.
Good to have you back. I've missed you.xo

Angie said...

You'll have to let me know what you think of your vision when all is clear. I am interested in it possibly. I too have been waiting years to make sure they can perfect the procedure. Maybe it is about time I check into it.