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Hi, I'm alive and I know I need to update, but I'm just so freaking busy right now.

Moral of the story: make sure you know what you're getting into when you tell your boss that you're bored and don't have enough work to do.

Mind you, I'd rather be busy than bored, so I'm not complaining that much...
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From: nicejody Date: August 7th, 2003 07:29 am (UTC) (Link)

when you have some extra time...

Hi maigrey,

I recall that you went through some sort of eye surgery in the past? I've booked an appointment using the LASIK surgery. Do you have tips or ideas or warnings or considerations in mind that you don't usually hear from the doctors and nurses advocating the surgery?

(If you have no experience with LASIK or if my memory fails me, please ignore this request!)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: August 7th, 2003 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: when you have some extra time...

I did, and I love it. :)

The only thing I would really recommend is to cancel any social/work engagements for 48-72 hours after the surgery, and just plan on sitting at home with the crazy goggles they give you; the smallest things can cause issues with your eyes (like little kids getting too close, etc).

Also, have someone drive you to/from the appointment, as they will give you valium and you won't be able to drive home. The best thing you can then do is go home right after the surgery and SLEEP for at least 4 hours; the anti-inflammatory/itch drugs will kick in by then and you won't want to scratch your eyeballs out.

And after the surgery, you'll need to put saline/lubricating drops in your eyes at night (when you go to bed and when you wake up), after you're done with the rounds of antibiotics and steroid eye drops. Make SURE you get the preservative free (ask your doctor) kinds, because the preservative can really make your eyes hurt and that's Not Good.

Did you book an initial exam? They should be mapping your corneas out, etc before they actually do the surgery -- it's a 2 hour process where they dialate your eyes, etc.
From: nicejody Date: August 7th, 2003 10:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: when you have some extra time...

Thanks for the info! I've had the initial exam done already, and I'm going in for the surgery in September. In case I don't chicken out before that...
maigrey From: maigrey Date: August 7th, 2003 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: when you have some extra time...

The whole surgery took less than 5 min total to do, so don't chicken out. :)
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