(I don’t always look like this, only at night when I have to tape these things over my eyes to protect them during my sleep). Well it has been three days since I got my myopic eyes Lasik-ed and my post-op recovery seems to be going well. Actually as part of the procedure I was given a pre-med of some sort of sedative so the surgery was not as bad as I thought it would be; the only unpleasantness was the bit where the sawbones fitted my face with a sort of adhesive mask which holds your eyes open forcibly; it rather brought back memories of the Travis Walton film! I had an examination 24-hours after the operation, and everything checked out okay; my eyesight measured in at 1.5 each, which means I can get by without wearing any corrective lenses. I have antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye-drops which I have to administer five times a day, and I can’t really touch my eyes (hence the insectoid-eye masks for bedtime) which means I can’t bathe properly; this is probably the worst part of it all. Since I have been wearing glasses since the age of 12 – and was essentially blind without them – it really is an odd feeling to be completed liberated of them; when I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is reach for the spot I would leave my glasses at night, and I still have the odd habit of pressing my finger to the bridge of my nose where I used to push the frame up higher. My next check-up is this Saturday.
One other thing is that I can’t go fishing for one month while my eyes recover; my next fishing trip is scheduled for 21st June. Also solvents will affect the healing and my doctor said I should lay off the rod building (in which I use a lot of oil of camphor and terpentine) for one week.