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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Is Lasik for You?

My brother-in-law's ex-girlfriend is having Lasik eye surgery on Friday. I'm going to pick her up from the doctor and take her home, and make sure she's comfortable. The doctor has advised her to go home and get to bed right after surgery, to rest her eyes... The whole idea of a torture device holding my eyelids open, so a laser can sear me into corrected vision just freaks me out. They're giving her a valium to relax before the surgery, but I'm thinking more like three or four of those puppies would do the trick. Apparently the corrected vision is pretty instant - the drugs and numbing factor on the eyeballs are much more a concern than the surgery itself. Pretty neat, eh? Still just freaks me out. I do wear glasses, but not enough to want to go through that.

On the same note - my brother-in-law's ex-girlfriend came to Madison's baptism, and of course I was trying to introduce her to a few people... It's very awkward because she's Mommy to one of my nieces, but she never married into the family, so she's technically not my sister-in-law, but obviously she's still family. Did you get all that? So what do I call her?


Jas... said...

Call her your brother's outlaw. Works for me!

Lasik is supposed to be quick, painless and you can walk out of the office without rest. Or at least I thought. I might have to do some more research on it, but I am definitely willing as soon as I have the cash.

Love ya, Lora!

Moose said...

I would just call her by her name, but that's just me. As for lasiks, I'm not sure I could do it. It's not that it would hurt, but it's still a little new. I'm looking for long term results.

LoraLoo said...

Jas: I'll let you know how it goes for her. Perhaps that will help the willies I get just thinking about it, too. :)

Moose: Good point - but you know that moment when you introduce someone new, and everyone wonders the relationship to you? That's the awkward pause.

An80sNut said...

I actually planned on getting it done but was denied. My cornea was too thin at the time. But, I'm rather happy it didn't happen. My father and brother both had it done and have trouble reading things close to them. They also have slowly lost some of their "super vision." I'm going to wait and see what happens 10 years from now.

Jas... said...

I was told that too An80snut! People I've talked to that have had Lasik done said that they could not see things close up and had to wear reading glasses to do so!

Still, that would be better than wearing glasses all day.

Hm... this'll take some thought.

Teri said...

That is akward.. what do you call her? My nieces mother?

I am afraid to get the surgery done.. I agree with Martin, I will wait 10 years to see if all you have to do is take a pill or something :)