So, today is the 4th day after cataract surgery. It’s been going mostly okay, although yesterday felt like a speed bump or something. just a weird afternoon, feeling sort of off-center or something. I didn’t feel right until later in the evening.
This morning, after brushing my teeth I accidentally rubbed the towel over my left eye. I wasn’t pressing or scrubbng, just a light rub over the eyelid. Holy Shit, that hurt like hell! I don’t think I tore or damaged anything, but it felt like a 2-day bruised knot or something — the kind that doesn’t hurt until you touch it without thinking.
I am seeing better for the most part, including being able to see my computer. The alignment in my eyes isn’t changing, though, and I will need to see the Dr. about that — if I look too long at something the right eye goes a little askew. I’m also trying to remember to blink more often to keep my eyes from drying out and to help reset my focus.
I’m glad I decided to get both eyes done at the same time — I don’t think I would enjoy going through this healing process for a month and then having to do it again for the other eye. Better, in my mind, to just do it and get it over with. Seems like everyone I’ve talked to either had just one eye done, or both eyes done a month or two apart. So maybe this wasn’t the smartest way, but it’s the way I chose and I don’t regret it.
And, if I’m honest, I suspect I would have had to pay a second co-pay if I had had the eyes done at separate times, since it would be two separate procedures. I might be wrong, though.
It is annoying having to not do all the things I normally do — trying to limit my computer time (esp. Facebook), as well as following orders not to lift anything too heavy, not to bend over (squat down don’t bend over), and things like that.
Later — just took a 30 minute walk up to Alderson and back. Sore and tired in my hips and legs, but feeling better overall for having the walk. It’s good to get my “fresh air, sunshine, and exercise,” whether I want it or not. As we move into cooler, winter weather, I should take advantage of relatively decent weather whenever I can, right?