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You're too funny. Yeah, get a good maintenance plan for the sunglasses!

I'm having my surgery at 2:15 (CST). Well, that's when I arrive so it will be more like 2:45. Only getting the one eye done for now. Since it's late in the day, I figure I'll be sleeping the rest of the day, up for a bit and back to bed again. So I won't really have to get up until about 9:00 the next morning, so that might help.

I wonder if the stinging is from that alcohol stuff they swab on before they laser you? I heard about the bandaid lense. That'll help for sure. I'll just try to sleep it off for several hours afterwards. My follow up is at 11:00 the next morning, otherwise I'd sleep all day if I could!! What kind of pain meds do they give you to take? Does Advil help or maybe something stronger?

I can't wait until I can splash water in my face again in the morning.

Your input is so helpful! Thanks again. What city are you in. (I'm in St. Louis).
Well I had my procedure done yesterday on my right eye and I must say, I am relieved that I am having very little discomfort. The proceddure itself (PRK) was painless except for when they took the tape off of my eyelids afterwards. They just yanked it off. Yikes! I would have to say that was the worst part. My eye watered a lot yesterday and all night long and part of this morning. Some burning, like a cold in my eye, but it wasn't bad. Every now and then, I think the Band-aid lens gets dry and hurts when I blink, but then it tears up after that and loosens up. Just like a typical dry contact lens would feel. I am almost through the first full day afterwards and I have felt pretty energetic. I could have driven to my appointment this morning but my husband was home and drove me instead. Fortunately, it was very cloudy and rainy today, so sun brightness was not a problem.

The vision in my right eye is still a little blurry (like not wearing glasses or contacts), but it's better than it was prior. I can read some things at a distance but I have to be patient as it heals. Patience, patience, patience....

My left eye is still scheduled for 3/1 but I can postpone if my right eye is a slow healer, but so far so good. I will keep you all posted on how this progresses. I have journaled this experience and I am keeping up the journal as days go on. I will probably post it when it's complete but I wanted to journal the procedure step-by-step to help others know in advance what it's all about. Thanks for all the words of encouragement from you guys. I was more relaxed than I expected and I think the knowledge that we all shared helped contribute to that. The doctors were great. I just hope my left eye goes as well as the right. It's my reading eye so it will be done a little differently (they won't use wavefront technology, but traditional laser).

Anyway, that's my update for now. I'll stay in touch to make sure we are all healing okay!

Bowriter





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