Okay since Thursday I’ve been somewhat out of commission. Thursday was not so bad because I could still read and see out of my left eye. Friday was awful because after the surgery, I couldn’t read a thing! Today I had a follow up, and according to the doctor, things are progressing as they should be. I was very depressed yesterday because the girl beside passed a preliminary eye test of her corrected right eye with almost 20/20 vision. I could not even read the chart. Everything was blurry! It has all been explained to me now though. She had lasik, which is almost like immediate correction, and I had Rezoom/Restor, which takes a few weeks to heal. Essentially (and this is a lay person’s description) the doctor opened the sacks in my eyes where the lens is located and removed them replacing them with the Restor and ReZoom lenses. That sack is now too big for the lenses, and so the lense shifts around some, causing the blurry vision. Over the next ten to twenty days, that sack will shink wrap itself around the new lenses, and when that happens, my vision will become gradually and noticeably better. I will begin to need the reading glasses less and less during this time, until eventually I will not need them at all. In four weeks, I go back to have lasik touch up for the left eye which has an astigmatism. I was told that at the very beginning. If my right eye is not 20/20 or better, they may do a touch up lasik on it too. So that’s where things stand.
What bothered me more than anything was that I could not use my computer at all, so I missed a bunch of emails, twitters, and rss feeds. I have a lot to catch up on. My doctor has said I should use my reading glasses for work–it will not harm what has been done. He has also assured me that my vision will be improving almost daily. So I am wearing the reading glasses, and have my mac settings to large print. The only thing I see myself having to lay off for a while is Second Life, unless someone knows how to increase the sizes of buttons and chat.
Monday I have a meeting in at the Horry County District Office regarding Payroll and benefits. I don’t think I’ll be able to read anything on the pages i will have to complete. Today I hunt for a magnifying glass to carry with me so I can do the paperwork required. Oh, I also pick up my school laptop if I want too (a pc type I’m sure.) Wonder if I could ask for a mac?
Slowly but surely I’m on the mend.