Thursday, April 20, 2006

A big day is looming!

Since I was about 8 I have been very shortsighted. Enough to need glasses or contact lenses all the time that is.

After years of deliberation I decided to finally have laser surgery to hopefully get my eyes sorted out and the big day, next Wednesday, is looming.

It's funny because virtually everyone that knows me has asked if I am nervous. I have a two part answer to that question. I am not nervous about the actual operation at all. I am one of those types of people who is probably the opposite of squeemish. If I have an injection i'll watch the needle pierce my skin. So my only thoughts on that front are excitement about getting it done. Not in a pervy way though. I am no masochist either.

I am a little bit nervous about the results though. I am told that my prescription and the condition of my eyes mean that there is every likelihood that the results will be perfect.
However, despite all the technology available and all the advances in this type of surgery, I am also told that there is no way I can be given an accurate prediction of the result. Full recovery can take anything from a few days to a few months and there is no way to forecast exactly what my vision will be at the end of it.

I am doing it anyway. My newest motto is "What would you do if you weren't afraid?" and this is one of the first things I decided to do after adopting it. I have had about 10 years of wearing glasses followed by 20 years of wearing contact lenses and I am so excited at the thought of having perfect vision. Swimming without goggles, not having the discomfort of a dodgy contact lens, waking up in the night and not having to find my glasses to see, all the things that people without perfect sight will understand.

I can't wait.

What would you do if you weren't afraid?

4 comments:

Riz said...

...so ur 38 yrs old. lol jus had to say that. evn ive been thinkg of the laser treatmnt since forever ... keep us updatd on how it goes...nd best of luck.

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Now you have confused me, and I'm not 38.

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Jack Point said...

I was scared off by the after care. About a month or two of putting drops in the eye, a mixture of drops at various times of the day.

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

I am of the opinion that the inconvenience of the drops etc will be far outweighed by the benefits of having perfect vision. It's a personal decision though.

Thanks for reading

R