|Forum topic by Sawdust2||posted 07-19-2010 04:11 AM||1039 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
07-19-2010 04:11 AM
I threw away my eyeglasses the other day.
Then comes the day of surgery. Arrive at 7:30. Fill out a few forms. Make sure I know what is going to happen. Make sure everyone knows which eye. Mark above the eye. A little general anaesthesia to keep me calm. Local when he gets to the eye.
Now I’m looking up at three really bright lights. Doc’s head appears every now and then. Red shadow around the lights, then a yellow shadow, then a blue shadow. I guess that was before he took the old lens out, when there was no lens and then with the new lens.
30 minutes of rest while the anaesthetic wears off. A little more instructions on after care and my wife drives me home before noon.
As I look out my left eye everything is bright and clear and sharp. When I look out my right eye everything has a yellow gray tint and is blurry. For years my wife has been telling me how distinguished my graying hair is becoming. I never saw it. That’s because the gray tint was the same as the gray hair so I never saw it. Looks pretty distinguishing if I do say so myself.
It’s like a teenager discovering sex. I didn’t know what I was missing but once I found out I couldn’t get enough. The gradual lose of vision was not bothersome but now that I know what things really look like I can’t wait to get the other eye done. 9 more days.
Now Norm’s admonition: “The most important thing is to wear your safety glasses” is something I have to pay attention to.
I’ve got 5 days to play in the shop before the pre-op stuff starts. Then I have to wait another week.
So I offer this for those who have this in their future. Or who have family members that are concerned or concerned for. Now if they could only do this for my cardiac system I could fly again.
-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.