FW: I can see clearly now… sort of

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I’m not sure why this didn’t go out before but I’m trying again


Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 9:37 AM
Subject: I can see clearly now… sort of


Hi Everyone;


I’m recovering from my lasik surgery, please excuse any typos –

my vision was so bad previously that now that it’s  been corrected for distance

 I’m unable to see to read until I get some reading glasses –

it’s so weird to be able to read the TV but unable to read my bible & emails


I know that what I’m seeing right now isn’t the final result,

 as the healing isn’t done yet,

I am just kind of having trouble getting use to this new vision –

reversed from what I had in the 1st place &

 the inability to read is driving me crazy

so I’ll have to get to the store today to get the highest reading glasses they have,

in the meantime I’ll listen to my bible on cd which I do have &

this means that I really do have to find the rest of the old testament to complete my audio bible, I think I have all of the new testament


The procedure went very quickly

The set up was the scary part as he puts the stuff on to keep your eyes open

It didn’t hurt but the pressure was a bit unnerving when 1st applied

Then everything goes dark as he puts some suction thing on & starts the flap cutting

Then there’s a weird noise almost dentist drill like & kind of tickle pressure

Then I had to look & focus on a flashing red light while the laser went to work

 the right eye was done without a hitch & then he covered it & went to the left eye


The left eye didn’t go as well for me & if it’s not up to par it’s due to my panicking

During the process of setting that eye up I felt a pinch

That is what got me distracted & started me to panic slightly

When it was suppose to go completely dark on the left side I could see a sliver of light

Which made the panic rise even more… I had to fight to stay on the table

then during the laser part the doc spoke to me apparently my eye moved

I wasn’t able to find the red light to focus on & started to panic even more


The doc was great trying to be reassuring

But when I lost the red light which I was suppose to focus on I just about lost it

He tried to hold my head still which distracted me even further

He was excellent thou trying to keep me calm with his voice

But I did find it confusing trying to fight my panic & listen to his instructions

I couldn’t find my voice to ask him for a few seconds to get myself recovered & pulled together since I was fighting the urge to jump up from the table & run

But as he talked I did manage to calm down enough that my left eye was done


I definitely recommend that anyone who’s considering getting this done to go to him

He’s got a great bedside manner & the support staff & nurses are so friendly

I was shocked to be able to read some digital numbers on one of the machines when I got up off the table so I knew right there that it had worked


It was amazing when my ride Geoff the 3rd flr neighbor got there

We’re walking outside to the car &

WOW! I could read signs on the stores!

I couldn’t even listen to what he was saying because I was too busy reading stuff I knew I’d not have been able to read without my glasses before


I mean wow I can see my face in the mirror a few feet away!

Something which I’d not be able to do without glasses!

I can’t read my bible but from across the room I can read the cover on the bookcase!


So my mission for today is to find reading glasses so I can read my papers & books

Especially important since God blessed me with a quick 2 hr job

as store interviewer for consumer research thru a temp service –

a quick $20 & if I do well for this job which many don’t want to do

it’ll mean that I’m likely to get called for more like it


Right now I’m just having trouble adjusting to the fact

that I’m unable to read that I don’t know what to do with myself –

anyone who knows me personally knows how much I read & write on a daily basis –


hopefully I won’t need Rx reading glasses &

that I will be able to find over the counter glasses today &

maybe even as my eyes heal the closer vision will improve a bit as well –

I know that when I put the eye drops in my eyes feel better &

I do think for a hot minute anyway that I can see just a bit better –

but it does feel so good to be able to see my son’s navy picture across the room clearly when I was waking up from this morning


God is Good & more blessing I am certain are coming

Love to you all;

Your Sister in Christ & Fellow Stander


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