Sunday, May 08, 2011

The Worst Part is ...

I am scheduled for eye surgery (cataract removal #1) this week. While I AM a big chicken, I have been assured by everyone that this procedure is no big deal. Oh Yeah, right, when it's not YOUR eye! Everyone has told me what to expect, but NO ONE told me this part ... "wear a short sleeved shirt" uhhhh, does anyone out there, with bat wings even OWN A SHORT SHEEVE SHIRT??? and even worse ... this is the worst -- "NO MAKEUP".

I am scheduled at 7:00 am - that means we have to leave home before 6:00 am. Can you imagine what I'm going to look like at THAT hour with NO MAKEUP!!! 8-(((

(Today, -- just in case I die of fright before I endure surgery -- I have done laundry, fed the birds, vacuumed, took a walk, enjoyed my small garden, cooked, sewed a bit. mmm, maybe I better do a closet as well -- ya know -- just in case...)

22 comments:

Joyce said...

Good luck with the surgery. I'd be terrified too. Although the no makeup part wouldn't bother me at all. Might bother the doctor though. Lol.

Nancy said...

Sending good wishes your way and praying that your surgery goes well. Relax and let someone pamper you for a few days.

mariebeers said...

My thoughts are with you, I also would be scared out of my wits. I can understand the no make up but why the short sleeves--I would be cold. Let us know how it goes.

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

Good luck with your surgery - a friend just had it done and it was a breeze inspite of the fact she worried also. I vote that you stick with the drs. orders of NO make up....... but sleeveless with bat wings means a short sleeved T shirt which you roll up the second before the dr. arrives in your room! Best wishes!

Bonnie said...

Elaine -- keep thinking of how much better you will see. My prayers and good wishes go to you and your doctor/nurses. Short sleeve doesn't sound like sleeveless to me. Grab an old (or new) t shirt. And, I hardly ever wear makeup any more -- so that wouldn't be all that bad. But the pre-procedure anxiety -- I agree with you 100%. (think I'll see so much better when done....) Post the good results when you can. And, it can't hurt to do a closet .... you never know what you'll find!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I hope all goes well with your surgery. Keep us updated.

Lynn said...

I hate the no makeup thing too. Last week before surgery I even had to stop at a store for one thing looking like that...with my comfortable pants (sweats) and no makeup I am sure I left a very good impression!

Lynn said...

Forgot - best of luck on your cataract surgery. You will be fine just follow your Dr. orders.

Gypsy Quilter said...

I have a feeling the surgeon has seen folks without make-up before. Probably quite a few of them. The important thing is you're having it done! Not waiting like some folks. Put on your big girl panties and be tough. You'll be fine.

Ivani said...

Prayers and good wishes for you. Everything will be all right. Take care.
Hugs

SandyQuilts said...

They'll give you sunglasses. Short sleeves is so they can take your blood pressure and do the IV. Ask for an eye block ... it's great and afterwards is so much better than just the standard. It's a piece of cake.

I had both of mine done recently and was terrified. I have holes in my retina of both eyes so I was double terrified.

Good Luck ... you'll love your new eyes.

Gari said...

I think I am going to be in your shoes soon so I feel your pain. But, I too, have heard that you will be very happy with your vision when it is over. My prayers are with you.

Helen in the UK said...

Sending lots of hugs and good wishes your way for the surgery. Be brave, get it done, then make sure you get lots of pampering and looking after whilst you recouperate :)

Meggie said...

I hope your surgery is well past, and you have magic sight again!
Hugs, & loveXXX

Vivian said...

Pulling for you, you'll get through just fine!

I had laser surgery some years back for retina tears and my understanding is that is how they do the cataract surgery now too. Other than having to go in that early and having really dilated eyes right after (bring sunglasses), it wasn't at all painful.

We'll see you back at your machine post haste!

suz said...

Both my parents had this surgery and my poor dad had been told horror stories by the men he had coffee with - he was amazed at how easy it ended up being and that by the end of the day he could see. My son works for MA Eye & Ear and has actually watched the procedures (he works for the head of one of the research depts. and runs the AV stuff for the training classes). He described the surgery to my mother, which eased her mind and it went very smoothly for her as well. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

LC said...

hugs and prayers dear friend.

Chell said...

Well, I know you know that I get worked up over any type of surgery!!! I would not be bothered by no makeup, but I must tell you that everyone around me would be scared to death to see me in a sleeveless shirt.....oooo, even the thought makes me shiver!! I will be thinking about you, be brave, you are a very strong gal.

Vic in NH said...

May all your worries be set at ease and may your recovery be a complete healing time! Sending quilty hugs!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Hope it went well. I would be so scared too, but my mom is the biggest of babies with stuff like this and she has not had a problem and even admits it wasn't as bad as she feared. Just think good thoughts on how wonderful you will see when done!

quiltmom said...

My dad had a cataract removed last fall and found it went quite smoothly. I think he was quite apprehensive about it but found it was much easier than he thought. I hope that you find it the same experience. He has enjoyed his improved vision.
Sending you good wishes for a quick and comfortable recovery.
Regards,
Anna

AnnieO said...

Hope your surgery went well. Congenital cataracts run in my family and I have two siblings, my mom, a niece and a nephew who have all gone through the surgery without complications. And the benefit is amazing!