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Eye surgery

Monday, December 10, 2012

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Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

Tomorrow I will have my first round of cataract surgery. It isn't exactly my first experience with eye issues or even this opthalmologist.

I began wearing glasses at age 10 and got contact lenses with my first PT high school job at 16. I wore the hard lenses for years and finally got the gas permeable bifocaled which I wore for about 2 years before getting lasik surgery.

What a blessing that was. Everyone who had lasik before me talked about the joy of being able to see their alarm clock. Alarm clock? Big deal. My thrill was opening my eyes the first morning and seeing individual fall colors and leaves out my bedroom window. I recommend lasik surgery if only for that reason. The lasik surgery was about 8-10 years ago.

In the meantime, my husband had extensive laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy and vitro-gel transplants and cataract surgery in both eyes. His cataract surgery was 18-20 yrs ago and the result was perfect. He did have me as the designated nightime driver and holding his hand for the surgery and helping him with the eye drops. He passed away, so I am on my own although my daughter will be driving me home after the surgery.

I view this as just another adventure and go forth filled with optimism and joy knowing that my vision, having gotten a little fuzzy to read tv subtitle comments and night driving in the past few months, will be better than ever.
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