April 2, 2010


Yesterday, I had LASIK! I've been wanting to do it since I heard about it, especially since contacts don't work for me. I don't mind wearing glasses, but no glasses sounded so appealing!
And, I got these cute new sunglasses!! :)

Mom & Melissa took me to Kennewick yesterday for my 8:15am appointment. Melissa wasn't going to go, but when she remembered that she could watch the procedure, she decided to go!
After paying, I was quickly taken back to the waiting area, sat down in a recliner, and was given the instructions for post-care to read again and went over the bag of goodies that they give you with one of the nurses. I opted for the Valium (yes, please!) and then had to wait for about an hour for it to fully kick in. I felt like if I'd been taken for surgery 20-30 minutes earlier, I would've been more "calm".
When the nurse came to take me to the surgery room, I saw Melissa through the glass windows, which made me nervous. I know she meant to be reassuring, but I thought about her watching me and it made me laugh. :) Weird, I know... :)
I felt the most discomfort and pressure when they cut the corneal flap and it smelt HORRIBLE when the laser was working. Other than those two things, it was easy peasy!
They took me back out to the waiting area - reminded me of a few precautions and sent me on my way! My vision was a little blurry at that point, but it began clearing up and by the time we got home, everything was pretty clear! It's amazing!
Melissa stayed with me yesterday afternoon and gave me my eye drops every 30 minutes. I told her I really appreciated her doing that - I can put eye drops in my own eye, but she's so quick!
Melissa took me back to Kennewick this morning for my post-op. They took the bandage contacts off and said everything looked great!
I'm very happy with the results so far and I know it's only going to get better! I can't wait to wear eye makeup again though - shallow? probably - but my eyes look red and puffy without eyeliner and mascara!


janica said...

ooohhh sooo jealous!! happy for you though!

The Perkins said...

YAY!!! How exciting. I am happy for you and jealous at the same time. Good thing I like you so much---So I don't have to hit you!! Ha HA!! Enjoy.

Melissa said...

love it!!! I had lasik 3 years ago and went from 20/400 to 20/15. I love it. I can finally see the clock at night, not to mention a crying baby. Congrats, and I am right there with you on the eye make-up. That was the hardest part for me : )

melissa said...

i can't wait till you can wear eye makeup either ;)
i'm so glad that it went well for you and can't wait until you can come watch me!
i'm still sorry i made you nervous--was it because you felt like you were in a human fish tank? because that's what it looked like!!

Molly said...

One of these days I'm going to get LASIK...I'm tired of contacts! :)
Congrats, and enjoy your perfect vision! :)

Mikaela said...

That's exciting! I still think you look so cute in glasses, but how nice to be able to buy sunglasses, etc. :)

ellsworth family said...

Yikes, I don't think I could do it. Even though I don't mind wearing glasses, it is still a nice thought to not need them, but I don't know if I could do it.