Much I did not know about the procedure that I experienced yesterday.
All I had ever been told is "cataract surgery is a simple procedure."
Sitting in hospital examining room I was brought a hospital gown
and told to put it on. Blood pressure check and mine is always elevated
in a hospital or under stress. Little items placed on your body in case
heart monitor is needed, Iv inserted for medication, anesthesiologist talks to me,
hospital bed rolled in and I go into surgery.
Procedure only about 25 minutes, totally aware, no pain or discomfort, eye
made immobile by something placed around eye, continual flashing colored lights
as procedure is in process.
Afterwards preparing to go home there was no pain, swelling or bruising.
There are 3 different eye drops I take through out the day all week and each week
for a month decrease them. Sunglasses when outside and also patch over my eye
while sleeping (so I do not rub eye).
I had the misconception that I would just sit in a chair and this procedure would be done.
Also I was not aware of an implant being used.
One who considers herself knowledgeable, researching much, was unaware of so much
about this procedure. This may be in part because of recent health issues and a lot of family visiting over the last month. Not questioning this and going foreword with healing and anticipating,
once again enjoying the many unread books in this cottage after second eye is done in a month.
Over the last 24 hours still feeling some affects of anesthesiologist wearing off and just
returned from visit to eye doctor and will return next week. All is well with some
elevated eye pressure.
For a few days will keep a simpler schedule and stay close to home...
Thank you to all who have been remembering me. Computer still not perfect but at present
one day at a time and just going foreword with much thankfulness in my heart....
A special thank you to
my Jamie who was with me throughout this procedure
and spent last night with me.....