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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Quick Report

The cataract surgery went splendidly yesterday, Tuesday.  With my crazy sleep schedule I warned them that if I feel deeply asleep it would probably be because the surgery was during my normal sleep hours not any kind of reaction.  The Eye Center took my diabetes seriously and I was appreciative of that.  They gave me a Valium after I got to the back room and I expected it would knock me out but it only made me a little hazy by the time of surgery. 

I had not met the surgeon as my eye doctor does not do the surgery anymore.  So they took me to the back to meet him and he had a look in my eye.  "Oh that's a big one," he said.  Not what the nervous patient wants to hear but I knew it was true.  They talked to me through the surgery and only one part stung a little.  The surgery didn't last long but I had to keep telling myself to breathe.  Hahaha.

I'm extremely proud of myself for not having a meltdown.  When I left the house I was resigned that I was doing this and good or bad it would soon be over. 

I can see good enough to type less than 24 hours later.  I have my follow up appointment a little later today and now I can't wait to have the second surgery on July 9. 


10 comments:

  1. Glad to hear it went well! One down, one to go! Have a speedy recovery!

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  2. Good for you, Barbara! Man, this aging thing is not for wimps, lol!

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  3. So glad it went well. Now you know what to expect for the second one so it should be less stressful hopefully.

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  4. I am glad to hear that it was a good outcome and easy enough procedure.

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  5. Glad to hear all went well, Barbara. Well done you! The other one will be a breeze.

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  6. So excited to read this. By the time July 9 gets here you will be so glad to get rid of that cataract. Glad they took such good care of you.

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  7. Wonderful news. I have yet to hear a bad outcome from that surgery. You will love the new vision. Understand your reaction to "That is a big one." He could have just thought that and said nothing.

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  8. So glad the surgery went well, Barbara. Praying for a speedy recovery, and a successful second surgery. Hugs.

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  9. Happy for you that it's over and you're on the mend! 👍👍🙏

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