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Monday, January 25, 2010

Lose sight to gain it....

FIRST OF ALL, I want to start with the fact that I am having a GREAT hair-day today! That rocks! :-D

Secondly, tomorrow is the big day. Well, one of a couple coming up. I have to forgo my contacts for ten days for measurements and then another five days for second and third measurements before I under go lasiks for my vision. My SIL had it done this past Friday. Though, they had some trouble with one eye due to her astigmatism she was able to consult that week and have the procedure the same week. Whoo-hoo for her!

I however, will have to lose the level of comfort of my eyesight for 15 days, in order to not have to sleep with my glasses hung in the neckline of my jammies every night. Oh yes, I wear them there. If I were to put them on the nightstand and need them in the middle of the night, I have had incidence where I knock them off the nightstand and then do the Scooby-Doo Daphne dance scowering over the floor in the dark on my hands and knees.

So, starting tomorrow I'll be only dawning my coke bottle bottoms. I won't be able to drive at night, AT ALL. Which is very uncomfortable for me now as it is (and I'm really not supposed to be driving at night).

But, like the Gal at the office who handled my consultation said, "It's worth it though, to never have to worry about contacts, glasses, eye irritations and all that goes with." She's right. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't experience discomfort in my eyes. The drying, the foggy, the burning (that's the worst) the watering. But, I just can't see as well with my glasses. It's like wearing your eye balls on top of your nose, and an inch from your brain. Kinda' like looking through a rifle scope or binoculars without bringing them all the way to your eyes.

Anyhow, it is a sacrifice that I will gladly make. The other plus, is that I will get rid of the double vision (hopefully) that is caused by a) my eyes fight against each other when they get tired, and b) they are a full degree off at -7 on the right and -8 on the left. Thus, at night when I am wearing my glasses (and sometimes with my contacts) I get double vision while watching TV or sometimes reading. So, I find myself covering one eye or the other with my hand. I know, right?

Wish me luck! Well, I'm now off to take Lil'Gal for an echo in follow up to a murmur they found a few years ago. I'm not too worried as it is more a monitoring thing and hopefully, as this is common in children at ages 2 to 4 to 6; she has outgrown it. :-)

Happy Monday! Remember to find a few minutes today to actually live in the moment. Hug your kids, or your significant other and really feel it; and, hug yourself while you are at it. You deserve it! ;-)



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5 comments:

Melissa said...

Good luck!!!

Dez said...

YEA BABY, You'll be able to really see again!! I'm looking forward to one more Hurrah before then! HUGS!!

Emmeline said...

I have not had a chance to read this yet, but I wanted to drop by really quick and let you be the first to know that the DATE POST is up. Come over and check it out when you have a chance! And I'll be back over here soon to catch up with you!

Em

Emmeline said...

Hope the appt with Lil Gal went well! Hearing about the eye progress is interesting! I can't believe you've lived with such frustration for this long!

One question - do you sleep on your back and never move? I move way too much for a pair of glasses to be able to stay in the neckline of my pajamas!

Em

Kristi Faith said...

Keeping you in my prayers! Let me know how it goes, I am also blind without contacts or glasses and it is terribly irritating to have to stumble through life looking for glasses, or deal with irritation from contacts. I agree. So happy for modern technology!

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