Sooo..... today I had cataract surgery in my right eye.
It's a tad embarrassing because I'm not THAT old. Or so I thought.
About a year ago, while reading my phone, (prolly ATS) I noticed I had to squint to read the words, as it also felt like there was something
perpetually stuck in my eye. I thought, well I'm about the age where reading glasses are pretty common, so I figured that must be it. I didn't think
much of it.
As time went on, however, the constant nagging feeling of something in my eye got more annoying, and things just kept getting blurrier in that eye. So
I finally decided to see an eye doctor (and I avoid doctors like the plague, will explain more later).
Upon my first visit, the doc said it looked like a possible infection. There was some fluid build up that caused her to think this, so she prescribed
some sodium based drops and sent me on my way.
Several months went by however, and I noticed my vision getting worse, so annoyingly bad that I started instinctively closing my right eye. The halos,
blurriness etc started making me nauseous. So I finally went back to the eye doc.
This time, she found a cataract, not just in my right eye, but my left as well! I was dunbfounded. I'm not THAT old!! She explained to me that the age
thing is mostly a myth because anyone can get them. It's just senior people are reported to have them more often because, well, they've been around
longer and eventually millions of people get them. Makes sense I guess...
So today I had surgery. As of this morning my right eye was so blind that I could barely make out shapes. If you put your hand directly in front of my
face, I wouldn't be able to tell you how many fingers you had up. A year ago that wasn't the case.
I was a panicked mess today. I wanted to back out, but all the nurses were totally understandable. I don't do doctors let alone surgeries. Never had
anesthesia. In this case it was a "concious" anesthesia. The way they explained it was, I could still obey orders while basically being asleep and
that I wouldn't remember a damn thing.
They were right. Lol I didn't remember a damn thing, and I worked myself into night terrors for weeks over this. I almost backed out. But she gave me
the IV and I just felt kinda buzzed for a while. I remember being wheeled into the OR, next thing I knew I was awake with a nurse telling me I was
They did tell me however, that I required extra sedatives cause I..moved too much? Understatement according to the surgeon. My stomach muscles felt
like they just did 200 sit-ups. Weird. Wonder why???? :p
Anyway, the actual surgery only took 7 mins. Lol.
Getting cataract surgery?? Don't panic like I did. It's no big deal!
My left eye's surgery will be in a month.
edit on 18-4-2018 by Wookiep because: (no reason given)