This is me on Tuesday. I am at Lakeland Hospital waiting for the team to get me ready for my first cataract surgery. Bob - my Best Caregiver EVER - kept asking me for a better smile, but I couldn't quite muster one. He sat with me the entire time except for the actually surgery which only takes a few minutes. I guess they wouldn't let him in. :)
I had a wonderful crew of very nice people waiting on me hand and foot, right from the first person who sent me to the bathroom with clean towels and asked me to wash my face. (I think it was clean until one of THEM put a black mark above my right eye) hmmm One of those necessary things, I guess.
These are my vitals and from here they look pretty good to me. Not sure what that squiggly line on the bottom is, but they let me in the operating room, so I guess it was OK. Bob said they gave me oxygen because my level was low. I remember them putting the mask on and the doc (or somebody) saying what it was, but that's about all I remember -- until a lot later when I finally woke up. I was back in the above room where I started, and apparently the doctor had popped out my lens and replaced it with a brand new one (whose vitals I now have in my computer in case of emergency) It's amazing what doctors can do and only because God in His mercy let them find it out. He is the one who made all these things work so well in the first place and now He is letting us in on some of His secrets. So I slept the rest of that day and all night and was still tired the next day. Today is Day 3 and I feel really good accept for a little bit of itching in my right eye which goes away when I put the drops in.
The "Team" gave me this nice little "cage" to put on my eye when I sleep. I guess that's to make sure I don't break the rules which are Do Not Rub and I saw them everywhere. So my sweet caregiver, Bob tapes it on every night and I wonder if he thought the tape was not sticky enough so last night he really taped it good. I mean REALLY. It was like trying to get out of a giant spider web this morning. That stuff really sticks. Halfway through the day I was still peeling glue off my face. I am trying to take good care of myself so I will be ready for the next eye two weeks from now. Wish me luck.