Originally Posted by Jflytle
"Getting old is not for sissy's"
No, but an uncontrollable crying jag by a biker sure makes you feel like one...
There's something "vulnerable" about eye surgery. Knowing that I have secured the services of a cognitive therapist to help me through this recuperative period. The thrust of the appointments is a branch of PTSD therapy, and while I'm still learning the ropes, the light at the end of the tunnel is now a lot smaller
locomotive than I first imagined.
Oh, BTW, if any of you ever have this surgery, do not fear it--you will not feel a thing. As you know, the anesthesiologist had to wake me up to administer the meds, and I swear my entire head was covered (meaning both eyes) during an entirely pain-free surgery.
I didn't even feel a pin prick. In fact, the only sensation I felt at all was the inflating of the blood-pressure cuff every three to five minutes. The procedure took an hour, and I slept for 20 minutes of that.
The procedure does take an extreme mental toll
, and your ophthalmologist will know this. Before the surgery begins, ask him about post operative services, counseling, emergency phone numbers (because you're going to need them) and access to clean anxiety meds which burn off in four hours.
Line this stuff up while you are still sane, quieted and lucid. Trust me. Those first four days will try any man's resolve.