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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Can you see this???

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Well...this post is a little overdue.

Last Friday, Damon had Lasik surgery on his eyes.

Um.....Saturday he had a f/u appt. 20/20 vision.
Today he had a f/u appt. 20/15 vision.

There are a lot of things they don't tell you upfront...like, you're going to have to actually go to the office 4+ times in a short time frame for f/u appointments.
You can't sleep under a ceiling fan, or really--you aren't supposed to BE around ceiling fans for 3 months. No contact sports for 3 months. Oh, and my personal favorite on the discharge instructions: you can bathe, but do not shower. Do not stand with a steady stream of water going into your eyes.
Cuz you know---we do that a lot. We stand there with the freaking SHOWER STREAM BLASTING OUR EYEBALLS.
Oh...and the drops. There are 3 different drops, plus the wetting liquid, plus the night-time ointment. The bottles of drops: very expensive. Our insurance covers them, but the copays themselves are up there, and seriously---the amount of liquid in each bottle---I can spit more fluid ounces than they've put in those bottles.

But---in the end, it's what he wanted. I personally find glasses on a man VERY attractive...but he was tired of the hassle.

My friend, Susan, once brought up an excellent point about Lasik: they don't yet know the long term effects....
He was made aware of this prior to the procedure....and he had it done.

So far he's very pleased.

Me----I'd choose a boob-job over Lasik any day of the week!
(after I've had all my babies of course...)

19 Comments:

At 1:48 PM , Blogger shoeaddict said...

Do you wear glasses? Eye surgery scares me. And I need more of a boob lift than implants

 
At 2:02 PM , Blogger MamaLee said...

My hubby talks of getting lasik done as well. It scares me. Personally, I'd go for the reduction and lift. And the tummy tuck.

And some dark chocolate.

 
At 2:04 PM , Blogger James said...

I'm with you on not knowing the long-term effects. Glasses are a pain to deal with and I tend to leave them off when not driving. Which also means I have trouble recognizing people until they're past me ...

So it's very tempting to see people and not deal with foggy glasses or broken glasses or forgotten glasses.

But it would not be pleasant to end up blind a long time from now and know that I'd done it to myself.

Found your article via http://www.blogrefs.com, btw.

 
At 2:07 PM , Blogger Alissa said...

DH had Lasik done about 5 years ago. Personally, I was scared of the eye surgery and I really liked him in his glasses, anyway. But he maintains it's the best thing he's ever done. Worth every penny, he says.

 
At 2:51 PM , Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

shoeaddict: yup, I wear glasses. every now & then I wear contacts...but mostly I wear my glasses.

 
At 3:01 PM , Blogger Judy said...

My mom had Lasik three years ago and LOVES it. So much so she talked me into it.

BUT

I'm not a candidate. My corneas are too thin for my prescription - there's not enough to slice and dice to correct my vision fully. I was crushed.

My mom, though - she's loving life. Neither one of us remember life without corrective lenses, so this is a real treat for her. Congrats to your hubby for doing something I would so desperately do if I could (35 of my 38 years in glasses is just NO FUN).

 
At 4:31 PM , Blogger Christy said...

I have tried to comment several time, but blogger keeps acting like an asshole. Maybe the third times is a charm...

I am terrified of having eye surgery. WHAT IF I GO BLIND! AHHHH!!! So, I guess I'll just keep wearing my glasses.

 
At 4:52 PM , Blogger Beth said...

My son had laser surgery last summer - it was a nightmare. He had to go back for a repair job.
And one of the eye drops made him hyper so he couldn't sleep.
Having said all that, he's fine and still thrilled that he doesn't have to wear glasses.

(No one is going near my eyes...)

 
At 4:55 PM , Blogger Gigi said...

i can't imagine something coming at my eyes while i am awake to see it...good lord i couldnt even do contacts...it took me forever to do eye make up...i know i am a freak...however give me a boob lift and alittle tummy lipo and i am good to go

 
At 5:31 PM , Blogger Maria said...

My best friend, Harriet had lasik surgery and loved it.

I have worn glasses since I was four and there isn't enough money in the world to make me do it.

Plus, I like the way I look in glasses.

Bing had her eyes done years ago and says she has never regretted it, not once. But...still...I just can't even imagine me doing that.

 
At 5:39 PM , Blogger susraff said...

Hey- I'll get it when the ophthalmologists out there stop wearing glasses...hmmmm...

 
At 5:44 PM , Blogger Zephra said...

Ooooh I'd love a boob job. Did you know they are NOT supposed to fall under your arms when you lay down?

 
At 7:24 PM , Blogger zirelda said...

I would love to have that done.

You know, the followup sounds a lot like what my mother went through getting her cataracts removed.

 
At 3:51 AM , Blogger ~JJ! said...

This is good to know.
I am dying for lasik and so is my husband.

I never even considered the follow ups...

 
At 4:50 AM , Blogger Patty said...

He's a brave man. Good Luck! Me I would stick with my glasses and contacts. I'd take that tummy tuck any day!

 
At 8:31 AM , Anonymous tara said...

I've often though about getting Lasik but like you said, no one really know the long term affects and my eyesight just isn't something I want to risk. No boob jobs here either.

 
At 9:25 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I got my eyes done the end of May. I was told different instructions. I was never told I coudn't shower or sleep under a ceiling fan. In fact, I sleep with a fan on every night and did right after I got the surgery done. I have had 3 f/u appointments so far and have 20/20 still. The wetting drops really do come in handy.

 
At 9:45 AM , Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

My mom had LASIK ten years ago and has been great. I had it done three years ago and have been so happy that I did. I had to have about 4 follow ups in the year following the surgery and I also slept under a ceiling fan, but now I never think about my eyes. My vision was really, really bad -- about 20/1,000. Even though I got the thinnest lenses possible, they still hurt my ears. So I pretty much constantly wore contacts and they were pains.
The surgery truly didn't hurt, although it was scary and Bob almost passed out during my procedure. I hope Damon's outcome is as great as mine has been.

 
At 8:43 AM , Blogger Catizhere said...

I have wanted Lasik since the 90's.

I have worn glasses & contact lenses for too friggin long! I would love, love ,love to be able to wake up in the morning & NOTY have to put contacts in. I would ove to be able to open my eyes while swimming. Or go to the beach & nNOT have to worry about Maggie or Will getting sand in my eyes while they play or it will scratch a contact....

Unfortunately, I can't afford it.

 

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