Just a quick update: I’m alive and kickin’.
I currently have an eye shield over my left eye, so my glasses are precariously balanced on my nose and constantly feel like they’re going to slide down. (I suppose it’d make more sense to just put my right contact in.)
The experience itself was extremely unpleasant. I don’t think they gave me enough of the Versed because I was still pretty freaked out seeing this thing poking around by my optic nerve. The doctor didn’t seem to notice my slight whimpering because no extra sedative was offered. But whatever, at least it was painless.
I was clear-headed enough to direct Mom home pretty well (especially impressive since I wasn’t wearing my glasses), so I just stayed up once we got home and proceeded to eat a crap-ton of junk food to soothe myself.
I predict I’ll gain a couple of pounds while she’s here because we overdid it stocking up on junk food at the grocery store in preparation for my not feeling well. But I’ll lose it again once everything gets back to normal, I’m sure.
My checkup is at 12:40 p.m. at which point they’ll remove the eye shield, and we’ll find out how my vision is doing. I predict I’ll still need some form of strong prescription (my vision in that eye was pretty bad before all this).
If so, I have to find out how long it’ll be before I can wear a contact in that eye. And figure out what I’m doing in the interim. I guess I’ll have to get a new glasses prescription and get a new left lens inserted. Unless, now that the cataract is gone, the old prescription works again. I saved the left lens (I had them pop it out in case it’s too strong).
And that’s about all the news I’ve got for ya. Just wanted to let you all know I made it through relatively unscathed. Here’s hoping my vision is good once they remove the eye shield.
UPDATE: Got the shield off and… My left eye is bruised and swollen mostly shut. Which they said isn’t normal, but they didn’t seem to think it meant anything ominous either. On the other hand, having the left eye swollen shut means that I can only see out of the good eye, which means everything is crisp and I can get back to work tomorrow. #brightside?