|In the Recovery Room|
I was glad for the sedative, because I was trembling from fear and cold as I waited for it all to begin. It's a busy place. I watched the light show as he worked. The only real discomfort I felt was when he placed the new lens inside my eye. And now, although I still have some residual happy feeling from the drugs, I can also feel that the eye will be sore once it all wears off and is in need of plenty of rest, so I'll make this short.
But I sure won't be nearly as much of a basket case when I return in three weeks to have the other eye done, because I now know the procedure and am no longer scared. I go back for the post-op appointment tomorrow, when he'll remove the eye patch and give instructions for the interminable number of drops I'll be placing in the new eye. I'm supposed to take it pretty easy until I've gotten the one week checkup. I'll be able to walk and take the bus to the coffee shop, but I think I'll wait until I get the all clear before going back to my regular exercise routine.
I'm looking forward to seeing what I'll be seeing tomorrow! Until then, I'm going to let SG wait on me. He's willing, so why not?
Happy to know all went well DJan !ReplyDelete
Make sure you follow the directions with the drops it's pertinent.
Great that things went well. I wish you a speedy recovery. Why is it that we always get cold when beginning a procedure?ReplyDelete
Glad you managed to come through it as well as you did. Don't rush the recuperation period.ReplyDelete
Yay! Glad it's over for this one! Rest and take care.ReplyDelete
Hope your recovery goes smoothly!ReplyDelete
Those of us who have not yet had this procedure thank you for letting us go along with you through this.ReplyDelete
I am so glad that the first one is out of the way and that you have SG to pamper you.ReplyDelete
Gentle cyber hugs and oceans of caring.
What I could see post-op was amazing. I didn't realize how much color I was missing. Heal well.ReplyDelete
I'm sure it's a huge relief to get one eye done. Wishing you a quick recovery.ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Don't short-change your recuperation, much as you might want to. For this eye, and the next one! xoReplyDelete
So glad the first is done! Rest up and let SG take care of you.ReplyDelete
I am so glad it is over! I am anxious to hear how you will be able to see today. That surgeon is a really busy guy! Yes let Smart Guy wait on you! Take it easy...the anesthetic takes a while to wear off, you may feel more tired for a few days...and maybe a bit irritated too...so be good to yourself:)ReplyDelete
I am delighted that it is all over now and was not nearly as bad as you feared. Enjoy being spoiled and let SG pamper you. It will make him feel useful and you feel better.ReplyDelete
Hope today is a wonderful surprise.
Yup--now the second one won't be quite as scary once you know what to expect. I was glad of whatever they gave me, too, so that I didn't care what they were doing and just watched the light show. They'll give you a schedule for the eye drops. It took a couple days for my new eye to adjust clearly but I could tell there was a big difference right away. Take it easy!! Glad your sweetie is there to help!! :)ReplyDelete
I can imagine that you were trembling - no matter what anyone else's experience - you won't KNOW until you go through it. I know you are relieved that the first hurdle is behind you. And I'm so glad SG is there to pamper you!ReplyDelete
Pampering? Indeed...milk it for all it's worth. Glad to know it's over for now.ReplyDelete
Happy to hear that the first eye is done and the ordeal over with. And I would definitely hold off on the exercise program until given the all clear.ReplyDelete
Yay! Everybody I've heard from tell me it's the most wonderful thing to have this done. I'm so glad Smart Guy is there to give you some extra pampering.ReplyDelete
One down and one to go! My sister had this done and came through loving being able to see clearly again. Yay for you, DJan!ReplyDelete