Day 1 - PRK Surgery Day
The procedure took place at 9:30am. My mom and John both went to watch... I had an entourage! I woke up early (5am) and couldn't go back to sleep. I was nervous and sappy and having second thoughts. What if I was one of the few people who have complications? What if I went blind and never saw my sweet boy or husband's faces again? We all know that if something weird happens that I'm the one it happens to. But I put on my big girl underpants, took one last, long look at my son and headed to the doctor.
The procedure - The procedure only lasted about 4 minutes per eye. The guard they put around the eye was uncomfortable but the procedure itself wasn't too bad. The normal response when something is about to poke your eye is to avoid it. So it was CRAZY to see this little brush coming right at me and then see it scraping my eye. Really, Really Weird! My mom and John watched. They said it was pretty gross. John took a video of one eye but I haven't been able to watch it yet. Not sure that I want to. He did show it to C who thought it was super cool.
After the procedure I could see a little better than before but it wasn't crystal clear. The rest of the day wasn't too bad. Just some dry eyes, a little burning and light sensitivity. My vision would go in and out of focus to where sometimes I would see pretty clearly and sometimes it was really blurry. The eye drops help with the dryness and the blurriness. It feels amazing when I use the drops so I've been using them about every 10 minutes. This bliss can only be described as having an "eyegasm." Ha!
I took an Ambien at around 10 and woke up Day 2 feeling pretty darn well.