Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's all over

I'm back and made it through my surgery with almost no complications. I worked a couple hours yesterday, and will be here a little longer today (my new lens can only take so much concentration on the computer).

My surgeries went really good. I decided to be brave on Monday and not take Vallum. I was doing really good and in the middle of the surgery with my eye cut open they were about to put in the implant and the nurse dropped it. So I had to lay there with my eye exposed to the world (I could only see black with fuzzy lights) but I laid there for about 15 minutes and had the worst anxiety/panic attack ever. I was completely covered with a plastic sheet and oxygen was being pumped in, and I lost it. I start shaking soooo bad, I was literally hyperventilating under the sheet. The doctor just kept telling me to calm down and hold still, and in the background I could hear the heart monitor going crazy. My mom said that I was so pale white when they took me into the recovery room-scary huh? It took a while for my adreneline to slow down, but everything went good the rest of the night. I went back the next morning do have my left ey operated on and they said the doctor requested I take vallum to make the surgery easier for me. Let me tell you-it was a breeze!!! It seemed to take half the time and I was so calm and was even talking to the doctor during surgery. I went back later that day for a same day follow-up and I already had 20/20 and 20/30 vision. Which is awesome considering my 20/30 eye was still dilated and was still medicated from the surgery. I can already tell today that it is a ton better. I do have to have reading glass for the computer and relaly small print, pretty much anything I need to read within 12 inches, but that's it. So I spent $20 on glasses at Smith's and I'm good to go. They said that it will take 3-4 weeks for my vision to be fully adjusted, so hopefully I will get my reading rx to a +1, which is nothing. Yeah!!!!


Anonymous said...

We are so glad everything went so well. It must be so nice to have all the stress of it over with. Hope everything is well with you guys and we are excited to see you guys!

paxtonfam said...

Wow! You are lucky to get your eyes fixed. I've always wanted to do that... It's just so expensive that I don't see it happening in my near future.

Thorpe Family said...

That is awesome!!! I'm so glad you were able to get that done! What a blessing!