Mommy Memos: Eye Surgery
Colleen is about to go under the knife and she is still delivering posts for XLCountry.com.
I have had terrible vision since I was in grade school. I’ve worn glasses or contacts for 30 years of my life. I wasn’t always good about wearing them and some people thought I was a jerk because they would wave and I wouldn’t respond. That was actually in my college years when I broke my glasses and must not have had the money to get them fixed! This all leads up to today…I am getting something called PRK, which is similar to Lasik. I am SO NERVOUS! I have eyeball issues. They gross me out. I don’t like them to be touched, and now I am having ELECTIVE surgery on them. Right now, while I am still in the hotel room, I am feeling tough. When I get to TLC, I will be scared. Not so scared that I will cry like a little girl…but scared. I know I will be o.k. I checked. No one has ever died from Lasik! But you are wide awake and alert as they operate. I was counting on some happy drugs, but I don’t think I am getting any. Finally, it was put into perspective by my friend’s daughter…Dani. She told me she had major eye surgery when she was 3, and wasn’t as big a baby as I am. Dani is ten. I just have to remember that this will be life changing for me. I am excited to be done, and it doesn’t take very long. I am ready! I wish Dani was here to hold my hand.
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