The surgery itself was not as scary as I had convinced myself it would be.
Saturday I went along with Glenn to hold my hand. I’d already been to the The Eye Clinic for my initial consultation a fortnight ago so this was the real deal. The consultation with the surgeon and the operation.
To say I was nervous was an understatement – thankfully though we were distracted by the other people waiting surgery and the rather cute receptionist.
In fact it was all I could do not to drool when I was finalising some of my details.
They took another scan of my eyes – like a topographical map of the peaks and troughs. It looked kind of cool – I’ve asked for a copy so I can scan it in 🙂
After a few coffees and a chat with the surgeon it was time to go through to the laser suite and be kitted out for the operation. I was shaking by this point wondering if this was all a good idea.
Thankfully the staff are obviously used to this and they calmed me right down – joking and taking my mind of the impending operation.
When I went into the theatre I was suprised how many people were involved – people working the laser others working the microkeratome [it’s a can opener basically which creates the corneal flap].
It was all over very very quickly although they assure me I was in there for 20 minutes. It was uncomfortable but certainly not painful. I would rather go through that again than have a filling at the dentist.
I was scared to open my eyes afterwards you know in case anything fell out of my eye – thankfully though it all worked perfectly.
After a sit down to calm my nerves it was in a cab back home. It was all over.
I slept most of the day and night and then headed back with David to the clinic for my initial check up – the result were good – no redness and 20:20 vision in my right eye and better than 20:20 in my left. No irritaion and It felt fantastic to be able to see clearly without aid.
So that’s it all over – another few check ups along the way – the first on friday – just to make sure everything is healing as well as it should and some drops to lkeep my eyes moist for a while.
I am relieved and happy and can’t wait to go on holiday and be able to wear regular sunglasses :o)