My eyes have been doing good. It’s interesting because as they heal one eye is blurrier than the other, and then vis versa throughout the day… but overall I cannot tell you HOW FRICKIN COOL it is to be walking around and then realize “Wow. I don’t have contacts in my eyes right now… this is MY REAL VISION!!!” It’s seriously trippy!!!
This first week my eyes have been pretty dry here & there, (which is normal and they just recommend eye drops all day long) but that seems to be getting better & better. At the worst it just feels like I have dry contacts in my eyes, so when it hits me that I have no contacts in my eyes and that dryness feeling will go away – it amazes me all over again.
Today is the last day of having to put in the antibiotic/anti-inflammatory drops in… but I still have to wear the goggles for a few more nights. Which are annoying because I like to sleep on my side and these make that a little tricky, but it’s all about protecting your eyes from your hands while you’re sleeping. I don’t think I have a problem as I’ve been so hyper sensitive to touching my eyes – but it’s better to be safe than sorry so I’m doing my best (although a couple times I’ve woken up with them off my eyes which is scary, because I think “oh no! what if I took them off & rubbed my eyes in my sleep!” but I don’t think that’s the case, I think it’s just subconsciously they’re so uncomfortable to my sleeping I move them up so they’re not in my way.)
I’m not supposed to rub my eyes for 2 months. 2 MONTHS! I gotta say with my contacts I used to rub my eyes a lot cuz they bugged me so bad and it felt so good to just rub the shit out of them 🙂 So that’s been a change…. I can deal with not rubbing them like crazy – but it’s amazing how much we rub/touch our eyes w/o realizing it. Having to become super conscious of this has been interesting. Easy in a lot of ways, as like I said I’m really hyper sensitive to them since I am so protective of making sure nothing happens to my new found site! But I’d have to say the hardest is in the shower. I think most people squeeze the water out of their eyes with their fingers- and with this new procedure I’ve had to be careful not to do that, and instead I just have a towel near me so I can gently blot the water away from the edges. I also have kept eye drops in there as I can deal with clean, soothing eye drops going in there a lot better than I can the chlorine water. Then I just close them a little tighter and open them and it’s fine. If any of you are reading this who have had the surgery – I’d love to hear what you remember about all this, too.
Oh, btw, I’ve been getting back into workout w/ Rebecca and I’m LOVING it. I’m really sore today – which is awesome!! I also ran into Hai lastnight at the gym, which was cool because I was hoping I would see him soon as today is his bday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAI!!! So I got to give him a day-before-his-birthday hug 🙂