This will be the shortest post ever from your wordy blog friend because I'm having trouble seeing. I wish the improvement in vision were instant, but it's not. :(The surgery took 7 minutes but the prep(and waiting) took HOURS. However, I made several new acquaintances and we had a great time chatting and laughing. I've always assumed that I just happen to meet nice people wherever I go and then realized, maybe it's because I'm so friendly. :) I'm extremely interested in people; I think they like that! I have the dubious gift of absorbing others' life stories in a short amount of time. Mr. Stargazer always said,"You find out more about people in half an hour than I do in months."
This was early on in my recovery when the whole right side of my face and head were numb.It was creepy! My right eye was also "dead" so when the left eye blinked, the right eye just sat there under the tape. Now it's starting to wake up move, but I'm not taking off the tape too early like I did last time. No thanks to double vision, hallucinations, nausea and dizziness! However, I did have to resort to this very stylish toilet paper and a paper towel to block off the blurry vision from that right eye. Whatever works, eh?
By the way, the shot in the eye was every bit as terrifying as I remember. It was painful so the anesthesiologist stopped to let the numbing agent work before he continued. By the time I got into the surgery I was shaking with stress and cold(the operating room was an icebox) but made myself stop shivering the minute the surgeon started the procedure since OMG, he was operating on my eye!
A dear friend's daughter, who was/is like a niece to us, wanted one of Patt's (in)famous grey hoodies, complete with paint splatters. Her dad and she came over to visit last night; we shared memories of Patt while she picked out her own Stairs by Patt sweatshirt. Knowing him as well as she did, she chose one of the grubbiest ones! :) What would Patt do? He would laugh that anyone would want his ratty hoodies. But we're trying to stay close to him in any way we can because we miss him.