|Age 13, Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan|
|With my many siblings in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. I am on the couch, far left, age 10.|
I had been thinking about having Lasik eye surgery for a good decade. This summer I determined that when I returned to Edmonton I would look into it. Well, I'm a doer, not a talker ... I've been back in the city just a few days and I've already had the surgery.
Good-bye terribly expensive glasses. Farewell Opti-Free Express contact lens solution I've been hauling around like other people pack water. So long contact lenses which were no longer that comfortable, anyway (maybe because I didn't believe in wearing them for just the single "month" one is supposed to?).
-You can have a Lasik consultation one day, and surgery the next.
-It was far more expensive than I expected. Triple what I expected.
-The coffee maker at the clinic was "down" the day of my surgery. Damn. I had so been looking forward to my $3400.00 cup of coffee
-It is briefly uncomfortable, but I experienced no pain during or after surgery.
-The combination of two Tylenols and Xanax make for a lovely, 2-hour, post-surgery nap.
-One can get used to eye drops. Lots and lots of eye drops.
-The funky sunglasses you must wear (even to bed for the first two tnights) are not half bad. I would wear them anywhere.
-I see well out of my right eye, the left eye is coming. I have a 20\20 "committment" from MD Lasik.
-I will still need reading glasses.
More facts (including the extremely trivial):
-I have not had the euphoric "I can see without glasses!" moment.
-I cannot run yet, nor swim.
-Immediately after surgery (while waiting for Greg to pick me up), I ate a bag of Miss Vickies Salt and Vinegar chips, as a reward.
-I bought new earrings and had bangs cut, just because.
Am I happy I've done this? Mais oui! Now, if only someone would buy my "Fantastic place at the Lake!" (see previous post) ...