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4/10/08 10:19 A

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Lasik is the BEST! I had it done last September, and I can SEE! I was scared to death of the surgery, took me a year to work up my nerve, but it was over in about 20 min, and wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be! I recommend it to everyone who asks!

I had it done because my eyes were getting too dry to wear contacts. I'd worn contacts for 20 years, since I was 16 (driver's license test), and have never worn glasses. I couldn't get used to the "blind spots" that glasses have.

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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4/6/08 5:30 P

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I had it done back in February, and it was worth it. I have worn glasses for about 10 years and didn't really do well with contacts b/c I couldn't stick my finger in my eye (lol, yes, some kind of phobia!) and I wanted a change. I was terrified the day of the surgery, but my surgeon was great and it was over in about 15 minutes. The next day, my vision was 20/20 and I haven't had any problems yet. Worth every penny and definitely something you should explore-good luck!

Excuses are reasons to keep doing the same things-let them go!!

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4/6/08 2:27 P

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Great testimony BONLOR!

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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4/5/08 9:36 A

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I had worn glasses since I was seven years old (that was a loooong time ago) and was extremely nearsighted with astigmatism and dry eyes, so contacts (other than hard ones) were not really an option (I did try a lot of different ones!) I went in to have Lasik done and found out that I had thin retinas, so I opted for RPK (still done with the lazar but on the surface of the eye instead of inside the eye.) It took a lot longer to heal (one week with clear contacts to protect the eye) and my vision took about six months to get to 20/20, but it was soooooo worth it!!! I even had some minor complications about 5 days after the surgery, but would do it again in a heartbeat. I love not being dependent on glasses to be able to function daily!

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2/22/08 8:40 P

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Oh wow, that's awesome TSOWELLS! I'm nearsighted and I love all the different styles of frames for glasses so I let my contacts go years ago, but Lasik might be worth looking into.

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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2/22/08 8:11 P

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Glad to hear your vision is 20/20. My vision isn't quite there...almost.

Make this moment ~~ THIS MOMENT RIGHT NOW ~~ count!

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2/22/08 6:34 P

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I had lasik surgery two weeks ago. My vision was 20/20 within a week. It was exciting. Everybody heals differently.

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2/2/08 2:08 P

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Glad to hear you are coming along so well in your recovery, Delcie.

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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2/1/08 11:15 P

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I went to the doctor today and things are looking good. emoticon I'm really happy with how quickly my vision is improving. I had it just a week ago and my vision is almost 20/20.

Make this moment ~~ THIS MOMENT RIGHT NOW ~~ count!

~Delcie


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2/1/08 10:52 P

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Congrats on the lasik delcie! I had a yr ago and it was the best decision I ever made! I couldn't be happier. When I first got it I was really nervous b/c my vision would flucate during the day and it seemed so hazy but the dr told me it was the eyes drops I was taking (the really milky one) and sure enough once I could stop using those it improved drastically. Mine did take a few weeks to to improve and each appt I had it got better and better. And I had my last appt a few weeks ago and my vision had even improved since the 3 months before...so even a yr later it can still be getting better.

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
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1/29/08 9:03 P

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I had it last Thursay and everyday my sight gets better. The bad news is I was told it can take up to 12 weeks for my eyes to be 100%.

Make this moment ~~ THIS MOMENT RIGHT NOW ~~ count!

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1/29/08 1:57 P

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Delcie,

Praying for your recovery! Get enough rest!

Steph

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

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1/29/08 6:13 A

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Congrats on the Lasik surgery - when you heal, be sure to share the details with us. I've thought about doing it myself.

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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1/28/08 12:02 P

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I had Lasik and my eyes need time to heal. When I can see better, I'll be back.

Make this moment ~~ THIS MOMENT RIGHT NOW ~~ count!

~Delcie


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