Hello. Just wanted to say a big thank you for all the prayers & good wishes I have received from so many of you, regarding my cataract procedure - very early (!!!) this morning. Didn't sleep all that well last night, and 5am arrived extremely fast. We arrived at my scheduled time, and I was the doctor's first patient. Everyone at the clinic was so kind & understanding, which is great for the patients. Went back to the OR at the scheduled time, so no waiting, which I appreciated. That doesn't usually happen; if you've ever had to have any kind of surgery, you'll know that!
I was given Valium in an IV, and I'm very susceptible to meds like this. Didn't go to sleep, but felt sort of 'drunk'. During the procedure I worried mainly about having to suppress an unexpected cough (or the bathroom gambit!). Thankfully neither happened.
I kept thinking this time was taking longer than the one done in December, and that it was more uncomfortable. It's not actually painful, but it doesn't feel good. Of course you're being told "Just relax". Hmph, easy for them to say! When I was taken back to the recovery area & could see the clock, realized the procedure took the same time as my first one. I was given something to drink, which was a blessed relief, as my mouth & throat get so dry; and one is not allowed to eat/drink anything after midnight.
Once we got home, I used the drops as directed, changed my clothes, took a Tylenol - also as directed. Got back in the bed, and slept the rest of the morning. When I finally got out of bed, got dressed and we went for a ride to check out a new JoAnn's store that has opened in our community. I felt like I needed to walk off my wooziness. At the moment, what I'm having to remember is not to bend over, and of course I am managing to drop everything I touch. I'm thankful that it's behind me, and now all I have to do is what I'm told to do, and say a lot of "Thank Yous". Including all of you lovely folks who wished me well. It meant a lot.
Have a great evening. And thanks too, for being so encouraging on my Wart Card! The Mr. said he is sticking by his original comment. LOL.