Friday, July 06, 2007

The New ME

What do you think? (double click on the picture to get a better look at my eyes)
The good news is that this morning my vision was 20/40. It was 20/800 before the surgery. The bad news is that I have some striae on my right eye. That's wrinkling like stretch marks caused by inflamation. If they haven't improved by Monday I'll have to have my flap lifted again and smoothed down. Chances of this happening? Slim.
less than 1-2% Chances of having multiple suction problems during surgery? Pretty uncommon. I like to play those 1-2% odds though. Look at the twins. Only 1-2% of twins are monoamiotic.
The surgeon called this afternoon and expressed concern over my eyes. So, back to the Operating Room I went. He lifted my corneal flap and resmoothed it. This time they gave me twice as much valium and it really helped. I don't have the post-op pain this time, just a little discomfort and of course I'm a little doped up. He said that during my initial surgery my eyes were numb. But, I don't believe him. If he's right then I'm the BIGGEST baby on the planet. And, if that's true, I'm not willing to admit it. Oh, and my left eye was 20/20 this evening!
ADDENDUM #2: This morning my right eye was 20/20, and the procedure was successful last night. There are no longer wrinkles in my field of vision. If you can believe it, my eyes actually look worse today, but they feel better! The doctor did concede that the blood in the whites of my eyes is particularly bad in comparison to most Lasik patients, but it's superficial like a bruise and will go away.


Debra said...

Oh Angie!!! I am so sorry your surgery was so painful. Are they always like this? Your's is the first case I have ever heard of not taking the numbing drops. You really need to be the 1-2% that wins Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes or something positive like that!!! LOL Feel better.

Casey's trio said...

Good Lord woman...those eyes alone should scare your children into good behavior for the rest of their lives. I hope that they look worse than they feel. Poor you. I agree with Debra...better start playing the LOTTO right this minute!

Claremont First Ward said...

they DO look worse than they feel. They are still a little uncomfortable, but far from painful. The doctor did say this morning that the bleeding in the whites of my eyes is much worse than usual.

Claremont First Ward said...

Oh, and if you can believe it, they actually look WORSE today!

Casey's trio said...

I bet your kiddos are wanting to kiss your 2 boo-boos! Glad that your vision is already showing much improvement...It better improve after all the extra discomfort!

BTW, I'm glad you found my blog as well! Nice to know that someone else out there gets my sense of humor! Another blog I really enjoy is
They have almost 3 yr old triplets and just had a brand new baby boy on the 4th. She writes very entertaining posts and makes my life sound quite boring most of the time:) I bet you would enjoy her blog also.

Laura said...

I did not have a chance to check in till now.WOW! Angie... I have never seen a Lasik patient go through all this. My mother in law and sister in law both breezed through it with hardly any redness. I hope after all your suffering you are feeling much better and seeing great! You SO deserve that. I am so VERY sorry!!! ((HUGS)) I am started to think if it will happen to someone, then it will happen to me too. Those slim odd statements always leave me worried, I have bad luck with slim odds too!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Wow, that's scary!! But at least your vision is 20/20!! Hopefully your eyes will heal quickly. And yes, start playing Lotto!!