Today begins the second week of new, improved vision! The cataract surgery went very well indeed. The surgery was last Thursday morning. I was driving by Monday. No heavy lifting for another week but other than that all is well.
The most disconcerting thing is running around with glasses with only one lens. They popped one because with the new lens in my eye my vision is corrected. The lingering effects are having to sit across the room from my computer to see the screen clearly and I'm still a little sensitive to bright light. But it's so great being able to tool around and realize I'm seeing so well without a lens correcting the eye!
The most lengthy part of the procedure was the four sets of drops that had to be applied and the time between each set. They did sting a bit but it abated almost instantaneously. A valium kept me calm. I don't think I really needed it but I took it anyway. With me one never knows.
I was awake during the procedure and listened with fascination as the surgical staff chitchatted away. No pain but seeing the whole operation take place was eerie.
I was sent packing after regaining steadiness. A tote bag had post operative instructions and a rather nice pair of dark glasses. A mug with a cheery little flower arrangement was an extra nice touch. A patch covered my eye and had to be put on for a few nights as a protective measure. A follow up on Friday was done to remove the patch and make sure everything was as it should be. It was.
Drops applied four times a day have now dwindled to two and will be finished when the vial is empty. As many times as I missed while applying them that could be tomorrow!
This coming Thursday I'll have another check up then that should probably do it until my right eye is "medicare eligible".
All the while I could do my physical therapy and continue the acupuncture treatments. More on that soon. Here's lookin' at you...!