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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:26 AM

Wish me luck folks! Cataract surgery tomorrow.

I know it's not a big surgery and many others have faced much more serious things with less certain outcomes. But still, it involves a knife cutting into my body. Although I fully expect to be better off when it's over, it's still a bit intimidating.

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Reply Wish me luck folks! Cataract surgery tomorrow. (Original post)
mysuzuki2 Nov 2012 OP
GreenPartyVoter Nov 2012 #1
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #2
MiddleFingerMom Nov 2012 #3
sinkingfeeling Nov 2012 #4
LiberalLoner Nov 2012 #5
montanacowboy Nov 2012 #6
Lefta Dissenter Nov 2012 #7
ohiosmith Nov 2012 #8
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #9
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #10
NEOhiodemocrat Nov 2012 #11
sgsmith Nov 2012 #12
lunatica Nov 2012 #13
geardaddy Nov 2012 #14
mysuzuki2 Nov 2012 #15
Phentex Nov 2012 #16
Loryn Nov 2012 #17
Stuart G Nov 2012 #18
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #19
Wounded Bear Nov 2012 #20
murielm99 Nov 2012 #21
cbrer Nov 2012 #22
mysuzuki2 Nov 2012 #23

Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:28 AM

1. Good luck and fast healing!

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:29 AM

2. Yes right. My mother-in-law had the surgery and did pretty well. Good luck.

 

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:31 AM

3. Strength and healing vibes headed your way. Your life is about to become SO much better!!!

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:34 AM

4. Not having laser cataract removal?

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:34 AM

5. Best of luck to you and fast healing! I know it's not the same surgery but I had Lasik and

it was so easy and totally painless (my eyes just felt a bit tired afterwards, like when you stay up too long?) - I was so scared going in to it and it turned out it was the easiest surgery I've ever had, not even like a real surgery at all! So I hope that your surgery is the same way and that you will be just fine and heal quickly and look back and think "no big deal!" after it's all done like I did!

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:34 AM

6. You will love the result

you will not believe the colors you will see again that you have forgotten what they look like

I had it done last December and for the first time I wear NO contacts and NO glasses

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:42 AM

7. Wishing you the best!

I'd be scared shitless, but anyone I know who has had it done describes it as a miracle surgery. One friend just last week just kept talking about how much brighter and more beautiful the world is since she had hers done.

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:43 AM

8. Not to worry. I had it several years ago.

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:50 AM

9. Best wishes to you my friend. You will be fine.

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:59 AM

10. Mine was no fuss, no muss

20 minutes of being there on the table there sedated, then the surgeon steps back and said "That's it"
The nurses peel off the tape holding my eyelid open and sit me up.
The doc says "How is it"
I look around and say "Everything's in focus"
The only restriction was no heavy lifting or bending over for 24 hours.
A month later they did my other eye and it went the same way.
That was 16 years ago.

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:06 AM

11. good luck to you!

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:45 AM

12. Mom's first result

 

Five minutes after leaving the hospital, I pulled into a QuikTrip for gasoline. Her comment, while she still had the eye patch one, was "Look at how bright red that sign is".

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:35 PM

13. You'll be able to see well right away

I'm very glad I had it done. And it didn't hurt at all. The doctor had to put a stitch in one and that felt a little irritating but not for long.

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:37 PM

14. Good luck!

And get well soon!

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:28 AM

15. Thanks a lot for your good wishes guys!

I came through the procedure just fine. Can't say it was how I would choose to spend an afternoon, but it wasn't bad. Your vibes helped!

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:39 AM

16. Glad to hear it!

Heal quickly!

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:24 PM

17. Good luck!

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:19 PM

18. Good Luck and Best Wishes.....always..

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:23 PM

19. You'll be fine.

I had cataracts removed and cornea transplants in the spring. You'll be amazed at the differences in the colors, particularly gray, white and blue -- at least that was my experience. I had a little more recuperation time because of the corneas, 24 hours flat on my back, but it wasn't bad. I still have astigmatism and have to wear glasses for reading, but at least it's correctable which it wasn't before.

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:13 PM

20. I'm on the waiting list for the very same thing

Best of luck!

I'd love to see how it comes out for you.

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:03 AM

21. Yes, it is intimidating.

I was scared before I had it.

It turned out to be not at all bad. I had it done on both eyes, and now I do not have to wear glasses regularly. I just have reading glasses.

You will be fine. Please come back and talk to us when it is over.

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:19 AM

22. I was awake during the whole thing.

 

The nurse told me that they'd velcro my arms down since I was sedated and they didn't want me to "help" the doctor. Between star bursts, watching light increase about 300%, and also watching the implant slide in and unfold, I was fascinated. It was amazing. If it weren't for the drugs, I could've driven home! From legally blind to 20/20 in 15 minutes (per eye).

Freakin' AWESOME!!!

You're going to love it mysuzuki2!

BTW, I'm back riding my Honda. Wanna' race that Suzuki? After surgery of course.

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Response to mysuzuki2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:11 AM

23. Thanks for thr good wishes.

My Rx was very extreme and I will probably never be 20/20. But I went from 4.5 diopters of astigmatism to about .75 which is a lot of improvement. The other eye will be done in a couple of weeks. My Suzuki intruder has been put away for the winter. I live in Wisconsin so it ain't coming out again for a few months. Next spring, we'll see!

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