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01 June 2015 @ 05:18 am
I'm having cataract surgery today. Please wish me luck.

ETA: Surgery's over. Seems to have worked. Back in 2 weeks.
don_fitch on June 1st, 2015 09:55 am (UTC)
I do wish you luck, of course, but doubt that this will be needed -- I don't think I know anyone who had this procedure and was not delighted with the results. ... Well, okay, maybe two people, but they're the kind who are never satisfied with _anything_.

(I suppose you're getting one eye done at a time, as is the usual practice rather than being totally blind for two or three days. Trust me, there's about a 99% chance that when that first eye is unbandaged one of your first actions will be to sign the Form to have the other one done.)
El Coyote Gordo: coy1supergee on June 1st, 2015 11:02 am (UTC)
I'malready signed up for the second one (2 weeks).
Carbonelcarbonel on June 2nd, 2015 02:45 am (UTC)
I wasn't delighted, but I'm an outlier in why I needed the surgery (aftermath of a vitrectomy, so it was only one eye).

I also needed a capsulotomy a couple of years after the cataract surgery. This is not terribly uncommon, and while it was rather nerve-wracking, that one went just as easily as everyone predicted.
Maia Cmaiac on June 1st, 2015 11:18 am (UTC)
Good luck! I know a few other people who've had the surgery, and they've been very happy they did.
Experiencing Technical Difficultiesresonant on June 1st, 2015 11:27 am (UTC)
Amylovelyangel on June 1st, 2015 11:42 am (UTC)
Best wishes for a successful operation and positive outcome!
annie: gingkoannie_r on June 1st, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)
Good luck! Wishing you an easy recovery, and then on to eye 2!
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on June 1st, 2015 12:31 pm (UTC)
Best wishes for uncomplicated surgery and a quick and complete recovery!
David WilfordDavid Wilford on June 1st, 2015 12:45 pm (UTC)
Hope all goes well and that you see better soon.
Ben Schillingbschilli on June 1st, 2015 12:50 pm (UTC)
Good luck
Anderyn Gabrielanderyn on June 1st, 2015 01:18 pm (UTC)
Best of luck! Even tho this can be said to be routine, if any surgery is, still it's your EYES.
jinian on June 1st, 2015 01:41 pm (UTC)
Good luck! As others have said, this is one of the Good Surgeries now.
tx_cronopiotx_cronopio on June 1st, 2015 01:46 pm (UTC)
Good thoughts! I'm told it's so much easier than it used to be...when my grandmother had it back in the 60s, she had to remain motionless for days. Now I think you'll be up and rarin' to go in a matter of hours.
A Wandering Hobbitredbird on June 1st, 2015 02:20 pm (UTC)
Good luck, see you in a fortnight.
sturgeonslawyer: Defaultsturgeonslawyer on June 1st, 2015 02:25 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it went okay.
the LawRAXlawrax on June 1st, 2015 03:33 pm (UTC)
Heal fast and have an easy recovery.
Marissa Lingenmrissa on June 1st, 2015 03:35 pm (UTC)
Thinking of you and hoping for the best.
athenais on June 1st, 2015 03:38 pm (UTC)
Fast healing, clear seeing!
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on June 1st, 2015 04:00 pm (UTC)
Even though this is supposed to be an easy and simple surgery, I'm vastly relieved to read that it seems to have worked. Bravo!
et in Arcadia egoboo: Chicago (from Adler)apostle_of_eris on June 1st, 2015 04:31 pm (UTC)
richardthe23rdrichardthe23rd on June 1st, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
I've had cataract surgery. Here's looking at you! (Seriously. I am, in fact, looking at you. So be of good cheer.)
browngirl on June 1st, 2015 06:41 pm (UTC)
All good fortune for swift and full healing!
Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013: Libellula juliapameladean on June 1st, 2015 08:14 pm (UTC)
Glad it went well, sorry I missed the window for wishing you well beforehand, and much sympathy at the indecently early hour you were awake to make this post.

don_fitch on June 1st, 2015 10:02 pm (UTC)
Indecentlly early hour indeed. OTOH, I had to be at the hospital by something like 6 am, and figured out that most doctors are likely to do a better job at 7 am than they are in the late afternoon after doing the operation 50 or a hundred times. And yes, with this Modern Medicine has really made amazing advances.

Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013pameladean on June 2nd, 2015 03:30 am (UTC)
Yes, that's a good reason for a horribly early procedure.

El Coyote Gordo: eye-pyramidsupergee on June 2nd, 2015 09:52 am (UTC)
Actually, I always get up godawful early; it's a form of insomnia.
Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013pameladean on June 2nd, 2015 05:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, I see. That seems to be fairly common.

I often awake early, but there's no point in getting up. I have tried to get up and start my day, but I'm not really awake in a useful sense and tend to break things or write stuff that just has to be deleted later.

Geri Sullivan: Twinzy Doctor Duckgerisullivan on June 1st, 2015 11:43 pm (UTC)
Here's to continued luck with the healing part of the process. Thanks for the speedy update on today's surgery.
amaebi: Black foxamaebi on June 2nd, 2015 01:01 am (UTC)
Hurrah! Healing to you!