I know I'm always pissing and moaning about my shaky hands, bad breathing (not bad breath!) and bad eyesight, but yesterday was a banner day at the castle of the Evil Overlord! Not only has my lung capacity greatly increased in the last month, but I finally had surgery on the cataract that had developed in one of my eyes!!! How does someone who is 40 years old develop this condition which is a sign of aging, you ask? Through long-time Prednisone use. Prednisone is great for keeping me alive right now, but it's messing with all sorts of things.Which is why I get to wear THESE 25 years before most of my contemporaries! Aren't I cute in my wrap-arounds that can fit over my regular glasses? For the next 3 days I wear them inside and out. They actually do a really good job, and I feel like I am in a little club of people who have these!The procedure went great. We arrived at the surgical center at 8:45 and were leaving by 11:00. I liked being conscious for the procedure and seeing what they were doing. I like medical stuff, which is good in my case, I guess! Then I had some ginger ale and an apple-cinnamon muffin and they couldn't push me out the door fast enough!I know I'm more used to medical poking and prodding than the average bear (re: Yogi) but I have to say that the worst part of the entire process was when the sticky things that monitored my heart rate were removed from my arms. Look what they did to my dainty self!! Needles near the eye? Nothing. Putting in an IV? Nothing. Cutting out the bad eye stuff? Nothing. Sewing in a new lense? Thought it was cool watching the needle! I had a headache about an hour after the procedure, and the eye ached a little, but I took some ibuprofen and everything has been fine. I can really see so much better, already! Colors and shapes are crisper, I don't cringe in the sunlight, it's like a miracle!I came home with the eye taped shut, and took the tape off after 2 hours per doctor's orders to do the special eyedrops. The eye was gross and bloody to her, but I still made my mom take a picture!Now all I have to do is go to my follow-up appointment today and then we do the whole thing over again with the left eye in July. If you have been on the fence about having this procedure, DO IT! It hasn't even been 12 hours, so things aren't perfect, but it's already an amazing improvement!
What medical things bother you the most? I don't like dental stuff, because I can't see what's going on very well.