Once we arrived home it was a cycle of eye drops, napping, drifting and drowsing. I ate copious amounts of M&M's which are well known for their curative powers and staggered around the house like a drunk. I still wore my sunglasses inside because even the light peeking around the blinds and from the computer screen or TV was painfully bright. I saw vivid halos around all lights which they told me to expect. They also say that eventually it will fade. I actually don't mind it at all. It's kind of pretty. Otherwise, despite my unsteadiness from having two completely different visions going on, I think I'm doing great.
Tim very thoughtfully popped the right lens out of my glasses so while it looks very odd, helps immensely. As my vision clears up in the right eye, it will not be further distorted by my old prescription. I am slowly seeing better at a distance but boy oh boy, everything else is a total blur. We shall see how much it clears up. I predict "readers' in my near future.
This morning is a follow up appointment where I'm sure they will tell me that all is well. Everything is still really blurry out of the right eye but I know that this too shall pass. So it's just matter of waiting for things to improve which will happen little by little as the week goes by. Or so I assume even though one should never. I'm still wearing sunglasses inside so I guess the pupil dilation still rules. Tim has taken to calling me the Movie Star.
Just a side note: Tim was allowed to observe the procedure and in fact recorded it for me on his phone. It was fascinating to watch. Yeah, I'm creepy that way.
Next Monday I will go through it all over again on the other eye. At least this time I know what to expect so other than the being taped down and having plastic over my face claustrophobia, will be less anxiety producing. Kind of been there, done that. It's all good.
I cannot wait for it all to be over and my vision to be the new normal in both eyes. I'm excited to see what the difference is, how much it's all improved. In the meantime, I appreciate all your good luck wishes and kind thoughts. Thank you from the "movie star". Remember that old song about wearing sunglasses at night? I get it now. Cataract surgery obviously.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.