Preparing for Corrective Eye Surgery

May 28, 2008 at 9:26 am 7 comments

Well, today is the day before the big day of my Lasik eye surgery.  I kept getting startled awake last night, wondering if today was here yet. 

When it was, I jumped out of bed, ready to begin. 

The Hub said, “You okay?” 

I said, “Yup, just stuffy.”

I’m WIRED!  And, a bit nervous, of course. 

First, I shall blog.

Next, I shall go eat myself some Lucky Charms.

After that, I will take a fish oil caplet.

Then, I will take a flax seed oil caplet.

(I take these two times a day, apparently either to give me diahrrea, or to help lubricate the eye for optimal healing.  Probably both.)

Then, I shall go “scrub of the eyelids”…one of three before my surgery.

I shall wear no eye makeup today, or for the next four days.

For 30 days, I will wear only what eye makeup can be removed without scrubbing my eyelids to clean.

I probably WON’T replace all my favorite eye makeup.  I don’t have a disease people.

I won’t be having sex for two days after tonight, and I will try to not sneeze hard.  Either could apparently dislodge my cornea.  Also, I won’t engange in any “contact sports, cutting wood…” 

Seeing “cutting wood” right after “contact sports” just gave me a chuckle.

I will begin the drinking of ‘enough water to drown a small dog’.

I shall relish my last full day in glasses. 

I shall get as much done on my home as is humanly possible–the whole “pre-surgery nesting thing”.

It led to this yesterday:

My stove-top has never been more clean. 

So, can I still wear the “nerd badge” without the glasses?  (I may have to wear a pocket protector now, just to play it safe.) 

I shall guard my attitude today.  I feel good about it.  Still, it is your eyes.

Tomorrow will start about 4AM, tests are bright and early.  The worst part will probably be getting my eyes dilated again.  Then, I will [probably  do much waiting for the actual five minute surgery.  Everyone says, “Nothing to it!” 


Entry filed under: Everyday.

Link Love Still Pre-Eye-Surgery “Nesting”

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. awomansdevotion  |  May 28, 2008 at 11:22 am

    I will be praying for you: today, tomorrow, and the days after. If you need something, please call!!

  • 2. Kevin Leggett  |  May 28, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Pray(ing) for you!

  • 3. graceisenough  |  May 28, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Good luck! You will have to let me know how it comes out….I want to have it done before hub starts back to school this fall. Will be praying for speedy recovery and 20/20 vision!

  • 4. Kimberly  |  May 28, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    I will be praying for you!!!

  • 5. Kim  |  May 28, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Can’t wait to get the full report. I really want to have it done but just keep putting it off. I can’t seem to justify spending the money for an elective surgery when I keep having ones that a must…too many doctor bills…know what I mean? Anyway…good luck!!!!!

  • 6. "Maggie"  |  May 28, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    To Kim: Yeah, I do! This is a gift from The Hub, and I’m not big on jewelry and
    fancy cars, so I said, “Thank you” and decided to do it when he urged me.

    To Pray-ers: Thank you SO much! I love hearing the prayers of the saints go up!

  • 7. Stacey  |  May 28, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Praying for you, sister!

    Can’t wait to see you without glasses and seeing perfectly!

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