Tuesday, February 26, 2008


This is what I saw when I woke up this morning. No; it didn't say 12:30. It said 5:30. That was when my in-laws called to say they made it home from Florida. No small feat, as we had about 6 inches of snow overnight.

But hey! I'm reading the clock! And lots of other things as well! Like the Interwebs. This is OK.

So the surgery went well. By "well", I mean that it was, bar none, the weirdest thing I have ever experienced. Ever. And I had an emergency c-section while fully conscious. If you haven't experienced that, let me explain that I was given an epidural and then, while I was fully awake, and watching, they cut me open and took another human being out of my body.

This. Was. Weirder. Did you see A Clockwork Orange? That scene with the eye? That one?? That's what they did. Clamped my eye open. I handled it with grace. And by "grace", I mean that I freaked out, sat up, hyperventilated and passed out into the arms of a male nurse who bore a striking resemblance to Brendan Fraser. At least, in my freaked-out, dilated eyes condition he looked like Brendan Fraser. He did. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I won't describe the rest of the procedure, but I can say that, thankfully, it's only five minutes per eye and it didn't hurt.

Did I mention it was weird?

But today, I can see! :) Everything. Clocks, trees, snow, navel lint. Everything.

It's pretty cool.


rebecca said...

wahooooo!!! i'm so thrilled for you. and no way would i ever do that or the c-section. big chicken right here!

but yay for you and your success!!

bhd said...

I'd love to have that done, but I'm far too chicken. Getting tired of the appliance on my face, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

I'm like bhd. But I like the appliance on my face. It makes me feel complete somehow.

Beanie said...

So while I said it was weird, it's not painful or even particularly uncomfortable post-surgery. All in all, knowing what I know, I'd do it again.

I decided to go for it when I realized that I was starting to have trouble reading. I was fine with the appliance. Not so much with the whole bifocals thing.

But I did get a really funky chain for my old frames, so I can wear them as reading glasses when I need them...in, like, a month probably. ;)

Mermaid Melanie said...

I am so anxious to see if this will work for me someday. My vision isn't horrible, but the astigmatism in my one eye, its bad.

congrats! glad this has worked for you.

newwavegurly said...

Hooray for seeing!!!

I don't even want to hear anything more about the c-section thing. Nope. No more. :eek: