Well, chilluns, I had my first cataract surgery Wednesday. Started off with writing the check, of course, then I went into pre-op. I was expecting the surgery to be done in an examination chair, but I was put on a gurney, just like in a traditional operation. Not all cataract surgery is done this way, but it was comforting feeling. I was hooked up to monitors, given several drops, several times. Repeatedly asked my name, birthday and surgery. I had so many people working with me, that this way there would be no confusion. When I was in the operating room and they asked what surgery I was in for, since it was the last time...I responded with "appendectomy". They all laughed and the doc said "no way" . Dr. Strelow, talked to me throughout the procedure and told me what to expect. What I would see, that they were beginning the oxygen, etc.
It was an easy procedure and quite interesting, because what I saw looked very much like the old liquid light shows of the 60's on a much smaller scale. Something like this...
Recovery time was quick. They brought me out on the gurney and hubby said I looked like Bride of Frankenstein, being raised up on the gurney and swaddled in blankets (looking like I was wrapped in bandages). When I went to get up, my feet felt soooo heavy, but other than that I really don't remember much. Good thing hubby got the post op info cause I barely remember the ride home.
I have drops that I have to put in on a certain schedule and a hard plastic cover that I tape over my eye when sleeping. Other than a bit of flickering in the eye as it heals and the new lens becomes part of me, I'm not experiencing any side effects.
Well, that's it for now. Just wanted everyone to know that all went well. I wasn't nervous and I attribute that to the power of prayer. Mine and others. Thanks to all who have been thinking and praying for me. I have my next surgery on June 13th and I'm sure everything will go just as smoothly.
By the way, I walked the track today without my glasses. Feels a bit odd to be able to see out of one eye without the glasses. I was talking to Peri on the phone when I realized I could see out of my "new" eye, so she got to experience that with me. This time next month I'll be done with both eyes and will have a whole new outlook on life.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. Take care and don't rub your eye!