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Old 03-20-2014, 12:54 PM   #1
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Cataract surgery day 8

Dr cleared me yesterday to resume all normal activities..going to the gym today! I did get some activity in the day before by going fishing with a friend on a pretty rough lake.. probably shouldn't have, but we caught 13 fish and had a great fish fry that night. Dr said my right eye was 'perfect'...

Sight in left (needs correction- surgery scheduled for 4/1 to finish up) is fighting the new sight in my right eye with the multi lens.. sight is blurry in total, but when I close the left eye the corrected sight in the new lens in my right eye is amazing. I think the brain will take awhile to adjust to the new input it is getting, especially after the left is corrected.

All in all, very pleased at this point- no halos or other issues that I can tell. Looking forward to the next procedure and shedding the glasses, plus looking forward to being able to buy sunglasses off the rack!
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I was thinking about you yesterday as it should have been your 1 week followup. Glad to hear all is going well. My nerves are shot thinking about Monday's surgery. I just can't get over the fact that I will be awake during it.
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I was thinking about you yesterday as it should have been your 1 week followup. Glad to hear all is going well. My nerves are shot thinking about Monday's surgery. I just can't get over the fact that I will be awake during it.
You may be awake, but you won't really know what's going on. I've been in "twilight sleep" for two or three things (lost count) and believe me, you won't know what's happening. I was put under in twilight sleep for an endoscopy once and it wasn't until the next day that I remembered the doctor and nurse were yelling at me to relax and stop gagging on the tube. Even then (and now), it's more like something I dreamt than anything I can feel or remember. You will be fine. One minute they'll be telling you to count backwards from 100 and the next they'll be telling you that it's over and to wake up.

This is a timely post. My optho appointment is next Thursday and my eyes are so bad they'll probably tell me I need replacements!
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You may be awake, but you won't really know what's going on.
+1... the absolute hardest part was waiting to be taken in... they gave me 10 or 12 drops of different flavors along with drops to deaden the eye..didn't feel a thing and was awake the whole time.. it was fascinating, almost an out-of-body feeling, but it was a snap..

good luck both of you! Let us know how it goes...

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