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Thursday, June 21, 2012

I can see! I can see!

I'm pleased to report that LASIK went extremely well, and my vision is incredible now! I feel so fortunate and extremely relieved to know that I will no longer need glasses or contacts! There is nothing worse than having your glasses consistently slide down your face, when you're outside in the summer. My glasses never stayed on my face, if I sweat at all. But, no longer!

Had my post-op appointment today, and was told everything looks great! There is a lot of redness in both eyes from a suction device they use to keep your eyes in place, and in the correct position. Getting that in place for me, was the worst part of the whole ordeal. When they put it on my eye, something pinched, causing me to jump and dislocating this eye intruder. I, of course began to cry, and then the surgeon says, "maybe we won't get this done today", which of course made me more upset. I bit my tongue while they tried 3 more times to get the suction into place. Once it was finally on, I had to track the laser around, above me, in a cylinder. That went on for probably 2 minutes, the red disappeared, and they said it was done. The other eye went much more smoothly, that time, and I was given paint-ball type goggles to wear, so I wouldn't rub my eyes. Apparently, everyone's initial results vary, but I was incredibly lucky for once, and could immediately see 20/25. My girl, Hillary was helping me out post-op, to assist with eye drop timing, and support as there was little information about what to expect. I was tired and irritable when I got back to my apartment. Although, completely overwhelmed with joy that I could see so well, without glasses!

The genius(es) who invented this procedure are my present heroes, because I no longer have to deal with a frame vision! I keep thinking, "I need to take my contacts out.". But really, my vision has been corrected to 20/30. I can read those tiny letters at the very bottom of the testing scale. I used to be able to see the E on top, and the next 2 lines, if I was lucky.

Because I remember the tremendous fear I woke up with everyday, that my vision was permanently gone, I an thankful beyond words that I was able to receive this opportunity to see well, and then, I got through the procedure with fantastic results. I am so overjoyed presently!

While this procedure will not correct my neurological vision issues, I still find it difficult to fathom that this is my vision now. I just feel so fortunate that all of this transpired in less than a month, and now I'm sitting here with vision, I never thought I'd have, without the assistance of glasses or contacts. Not only, am I so thrilled about my vision, but also about how quickly my family stepped to the plate to help me pay for this procedure. I am so thankful they have my back through this eternal ordeal, as my advancements in my recovery simply wouldn't be possible without them.

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7 comments:

Ash said...

Yay!!!

Dad said...

AWSOME! That is fantastic! I'm using the dictation icon on the keyboard it's great. It's one of the new features of iPad 3
Having heard your success with LASIK sounds like something I should look into.

Marti said...

Court - your family will always have your back! We are thrilled with the results of your Lasik surgery and we are always willing to help you 110%.
However, it is your tenacity, determination and passion for life that is responsible for your amazing, miracle recovery. As I've said before, you are my hero!

Julie/Mom said...

So happy and relieved that this is all behind you now and it went so well! Your beautiful blue eyes have always had insight and now they have "real time" sight as well!!! You know we'd doing anything we can to help you out!
Love you the most!

Patricia said...

Courtney, I am so glad that the procedure went better than expected!!! This will add such dimension to your life and I know that now you will soar beyond your wildest expectations....
Love you.....

Unknown said...

That is so cool!!!!!

Unknown said...

Ok, no idea why Google doesn't know which Google account I"m using, and calls me "unknown", but that last post was from Amy :)