Holy carp! I can SEE!
I've been as blind as a baby rodent since the fifth grade. While I've always been careful to buy cute glasses, the lenses are pretty much like coke-bottles. (Though in recent years with cool new polymers they've been thinner and lighter)
And now, after a short little procedure and a few hours of discomfort - I can see almost perfectly. Things are a smidge cloudy still (not blurry) and I'm taking drops every couple hours that leave a horrible taste in the back of my mouth, but I can SEE.
The procedure itself was quick. One minute for each eye to do the cut and then one minute each to reshape the eye.
They gave me a stuffed puppy to hold on to. I felt like an eight year old being told there were no monsters under the bed, but I really needed something to do with my hands. Let me tell you, that puppy's lucky it still has its head. Despite my square breathing and counting backwards from 100, I was still wringing him up quite a bit.
And then I went home and tried to sleep. My eyes were watering so badly that I couldn't get the drops in for the first few hours, but that is apparently "normal" and after about six hours, I was able to open my eyes and see just fine.
No pain at all. Just raging anxiety.
My eyes are a smidge dry today, but that's to be expected. I'll be using drops for quite a while, and no water (or sweat) in my eyes for a week.
Garth - can you believe that _I_ am going to miss working out hard???? I'm still gonna work out, but light stuff that won't make me sweat too much.
Take care, all! I'll try to pop into the boards later.