I am more than half a century old... and I dread this Tuesday like never before. I am scheduled for surgery on my right eye. I cannot think of a single body part I'd rather NOT have surgery....
I'm very sensitive about my eyes. Eye drops? Yea.. right down my neck. The blink reflex is faster than the eyedropper. I have experienced a scratched cornea and the ..discomfort associated. Contacts? You mean "in contact with the eyeball?" Yea right, that's not gonna work. Gimme the cokebottles! I'm good with that.
So what would make surgery an appealing deal? The right eye is already effectively inop. I can only focus both eyes under the best of circumstances. Surgery can only make things better. I hope.
The doctor tells me "this is a very simple procedure, 15 minutes and I've been doing them for 20 years. It will be done under general anesthesia". "YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT it will be under general... you're not gettin' close any other way!" I replied. I suspect the first and last 5 minutes are putting me under and reviving me. and the intervening is the actual work. Maybe less. I don't actually know, nor do I want to know what he is going to do. The whole idea of operating on the eye muscles turns my stomach. He was recommended and has experience. I trust him. I have to.
And the procedure is probably the easy part.. The prep and recovery *sucks*! No food or water 8 hours prior and consuming scrambled eggs is just too complex a task afterwards :-( Gawd I wish I could stack up all the procedures someone of my age starts to need in one swell foop and only go through the pre/post stuff once rather than once per procedure...
Tuesday sizes up to be a trying day.. as in "trying the marital vows, particularly the "..in sickness and in health.." If you're of the type, please pray/think good thoughts/etc for me... and the SCQueen.
Wish me luck. Out for now... expect to post the all clear tomorrow!