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Having lasek eye surgery next Friday - excited but can someone hold my hand?

(4 Posts)
NeopreneMermaid Tue 28-May-13 19:39:29

And/or share experiences and tips?
I'm having lasek not lasik so recovery is longer. Damn my bumpy corneas.
Reputable surgeon at reputable clinic.

Thisisaeuphemism Tue 28-May-13 19:47:22

I had this - ooh seven years ago I guess - it is bloody wonderful, life changing even! I am quite evangelical about it. The procedure is ok - just focus on the result (like childbirth) smile

YoniOneWayOfLife Tue 28-May-13 20:06:07

Yes, focus on the result. The op was unpleasant but lasted about 5 minutes! Make sure you have someone to lead you out of the building, that you have absolutely nothing planned for that day/ the next - I was exhausted, I think from the stress/excitement and needed lots of naps. But I could see perfectly straight away, I think I took a couple of doses of painkillers, but nothing else apart from the masses of drops they give you.

One more thing - all my calming techniques involving shutting my eyes. Obviously you can't when they are clamped open, so perhaps take something to hold/squeeze/stroke IYSWIM.

NeopreneMermaid Tue 28-May-13 22:47:10

Thank you. I have thought about taking a squeezy stress ball (bought for birth but never had time to use - also like the birth analogy!) and asking for the radio to be on. I'm hoping I will be OK by day 5 as I have a 3yo and 14mo home with me then. Is this realistic?

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