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PRK: Day 8

The left eye surgery went about the same as the right, which is to say it went well. The pain and discomfort, while quite sharp for a moment yesterday afternoon, hasn’t been as bad as the first time around, but I think that is at least partly due to the fact that I’m managing it better (thank you, Vicodin). And let’s just say that the blackout cellular shades I put up in the spring are really paying off. It’s 70 and sunny outside, but in here it’s nearly pitch dark.

The follow up this morning went well too, and the doc says everything looks fine. Vision in the left eye was at 20/25, slightly better even than the right eye. Lighting and tearing are a factor as well as fluctuations due to the healing process, so at this point it’s certainly not as good as my right, which has been healing for a week.

The right eye is doing nicely as well, if nothing else reading and computing is much easier than two days ago.

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  1. eM eM

    So Nico, when do we get to see pix of the actual surgery?? I keep checking to see if you’ve got them posted!

    Perhaps they could play classical music in the background and really enhance the Clockwork Orange feel of the ordeal?

    Happy to hear that things are going well :)

  2. Unfortunately, I didn’t take nor have taken any pictures. I thought about it, and I certainly wanted a few, but the small superstitious part of me said, “don’t jinx it.”

    I really wish I had a picture of me with my eye propped open getting my epithelium brushed off, but I would have killed anyone trying to take that picture.

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