Yeah, well, um, I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow. 5:45pm.
For LASIK. yeah, LASIK. I bit the bullet in September and had a consultation. I was a "candidate", ie- I was looking mostly like I could have the surgery. I started eye drops that would allow my eyes to produce more tears since one of the issues is dry eye for the first 6 months. Me being me, I was allergic to the drops and my eyelids swelled so I looked like a drunk with red eyelids half closed. I had to stop the drops. We had a new person on my team at work, so I purposely waited until December. I set up the actual measurements 2 weeks ago. Then the surgery is tomorrow.
In this practice, they use a machine to create a 3-d surface map of your eye. Then they base the laser cutting on this. Basically, the surface map is fed into the machine that does the cutting and the cornea is reshaped to the new surface map. After they slice a tiny flap to get through everything.
I am both excited and terrified. I so want to fix my eyes. But I get scared that something will go wrong, what? I don’t know, a glitch in the maps? A power outage? Mothra and Godzilla decide to destroy the building and the maps when I only have one eye done? Something will happen. That’s all I can think.
Fortunately, they give you a prescription for a Valium pill. Yeah…after I sign all of the paperwork and hand over my $$$, I take a happy little Valium pill. Then I can be calm and deal….
So, on Friday, I will see if I can, well, see!