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Cataract surgery #1 complete

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

OK my specialist said I did very well. ***beams

I got there and was called in at 8 after admitting at the hospital. Once in the eye surgery pre-op room my vitals were checked and an IV started. the IV was never used at all. I was then waiting for the woman next to me to have her surgery finished up for me to go in 2nd. I walked in there at 9:30. No sedative was used on me whatsoever. Because of Myasthenia gravis My throat can get toor elaxed if a sedative is used. They administered many eye drops before surgery. Because the operating room felt ice cold they covered me with warm blankets. Cleansed my eye over and over and taped the eye lids open with gentle tape that did not hurt when it was removed. I saw flashing lights and knew the Dr. was doing something and i felt a tiny bit of pressure but no pain whatsoever. No discomfort. Oh and my head was strapped down to keep me still. this took place on a chair similer to a Denitst chair and I ahd the comfort of a neck support. It lasted under 15 minutes and i walked back to pre-op room and my vatals were checked and they got Robert from the waiting room. they printed out directions and medical stuff and i was discharged at 10:50. I feel fine no discomfort.

I see my optholmologist tomorrow and he will take the shirld and gause off my eye.

right eye will be done on the 15th. .

I have friends on here who will be ahving cataract surgery. Don't be afraid. I've lsot a lot of sleep due to worry and nervousness but it was a "piece of cake"

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ASPENHUGGER 5/2/2013 10:36PM

    I told you it was a slice of pie! So glad it's over with -- now you know the drill so you won't lose any sleep over the next one.

I've got beginning cataracts too, so that operation is somewhere in my future too.

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KARENLEIGH32 5/2/2013 4:21PM

    Wow! Good for you, you put on your big girl panties and got it done! All joking aside I'm glad it went well for you.

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PICKIE98 5/2/2013 2:56PM

    If I ever am blessed enough to be able to get that surgery, I am going to ask the doc to laser off about 95 pounds of leftover "skin" on the rest of my body! Wouldn't that be great people? NO pain, just better vision and less of you getting out of that chair???? I knew Debbieanne would do great.

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NORASPAT 5/1/2013 11:18PM

    I had to print it so I can really think it through. I will give you another answer tomorrow THANKS so MUCH HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Debs, I didn't know you were having this done. I didn't know about the cataracts at all. You're a brave little soldier. What is the expected outcome?

Love, Laurie

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MEADSBAY 5/1/2013 10:59PM

    So happy to hear this!

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COCK-ROBIN 5/1/2013 10:46PM

    My thoughts and prayers go with you.

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L*I*T*A* 5/1/2013 8:57PM

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SCOOTER4263 5/1/2013 5:01PM

    Good for you!

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WILLOW49 5/1/2013 4:10PM

    Great news, Debbie! Of course, I knew it would be ;)

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IRISHMUM3 5/1/2013 3:23PM

    Fantastic! Thanks for updating us - I was thinking of you this morning, sending good thoughts. :)

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CHUBRUB3 5/1/2013 3:19PM

    So happy your doing great!
Keep up doing what you need to and 'see' you soon.

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ARMYWIFEKASS 5/1/2013 3:18PM

    That sounds scary but I am glad it went well

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