I had posted a little story about my eyes and the upcoming surgery here. I have received many notes from people asking for an update, here it is.
I had my retinal reattachment surgery yesterday and I'll admit I was nervous and your mind plays games with you. I'm a control freak, I admit it but there are thing you must leave to the professions but I wanted details. How long was the surgery? Would it hurt? Will I hear anything? Will I see anything? When will I be able to see clearly again in that eye?
I had a million questions and the incredibly patient nurses, doctors, admin, volunteers...everyone...they answere them all.
I wasn't being put completely asleep, just enough to make me dosey and that scared me. I didn't want to hear, feel or see anything, I didn't want to be aware. They assured me they would give me a little more 'party juice'
(anesthesia). My nerves got the best of me and I was calmly crying, heart racing as they wheeled me into the operating room. I explained why I was upset, they reassured me everything was going to be ok saying I will probably hear beeping of the heart monitor, maybe see the flashing lights of the lasar I would'nt care and i wouldn't feel a thing they assured me.
That was it....I guess the party juice kicked it. I remember hearing my docotor ask for scissors and thinking 'really,what for?' I remember hearing the heart monitor steadily beeping and thinking 'I seem calm'. I even saw a few bright flashes in my eye but it was like a weird out of body experience, you heard things, you saw things, I even felt the cloth over my good eye and someones hand touching mine.
Surgery, recovery and home to bed.... just emotionally drained.
I have to say, I have a funny family, I mean they make me laugh, each in their own way. last night on facebook I posted the above picture, eye patch and all. My sister Suzy reposted the picture and added some details with the following comment
"fear not Cap'in the crew and I, we'se gotr covered"
Gotta love 'em xox