I mentioned in my previous post, with utmost sympathy and concern, that P was having Lasik eye surgery today. What I didn’t know was that I was going to be able to watch the surgery happen live on a video monitor.
Now because of my job, I read alot of articles in medical journals so I am well aware of the advances that have been made in medical technology. Did you know that a study came out this Spring that showed that a certain drug can actually reduce the amount of plaque in your arteries and that they discovered this by sending a teeny tiny little camera through peoples’ arteries? I find it unbelievable that modern science is now at the point where it can undo years of eating at McDonalds and that they can send a teeny tiny camera through your veins to prove it.
Anyway, my point is that when you read about this stuff it’s one thing, but to see it was incredible.
When we arrived for the surgery they offered him a Valium, which he declined. If I had known what I was going to see, I would’ve asked for it but I wasn’t thinking ahead.
So he heads into the little room with all the big scary looking machines and I stand outside the door watching the whole thing on the monitor. Y’all they sliced into his eyeballs like they were pearl onions. Just watching it made me cringe and make noises like “Ooohh” and “Owwww” which probably explains why they didn’t let me be in the actual room. The whole thing lasted 20 minutes. I kid you not.
Now it’s 4 hours later and while his vision is still fuzzy probably due to all the slicing and lasering, he can already tell that his vision is vastly improved which seeing as how they diagnosed him as legally blind is probably a good thing. Y’all he couldn’t even see the huge E at the top of the eye chart and tomorrow he has a 98% chance of having at least 20/20 vision. I think that’s incredible.
I’m editing this to include the email that P sent out to his friends pre-surgery because I think it’s funny.
I am going in for my Lasik at 1:30 today and would appreciate your prayers that all goes well. Statistically there is a 98% chance I will have perfect vision and 70% chance that I will have better than perfect. Please pray for the better than perfect. Recovery is supposed to be nothing and they say I can drive tomorrow if I think I can see well enough. Thanks for the prayers.
p.s. If I write yall tomorrow to give an update and it looks like this: uevn lnfvkbne foip nvoe;fnvj eqnd nqduj docndn doiqnnqd c vqo d qoivjr . You know it didn’t go so well.