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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"
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