So, after years of saving up for ICL surgery, it's all finally starting to happen tonight! I've had a lot of emotional moments over the last few weeks which is why I've been very quiet, but to be honest, even though I'm very informed and I want to do this surgery, I'm still very scared about the results, and have been trying my best to not put myself in a position where I have to talk about it cause it brings up my nerves. I know I'll be fine after the surgery anxiety wise cause I'll know the results.
Anyways, tonight I have a pre-op treatment where they laser 2 holes in each of my cornea to relieve the pressure in my eye due to the implant so I don't get "secondary Glaucoma". I'll be leaving work early to go to that, and we'll hand in all the scary paperwork with my informed consent. Tomorrow morning I'll go in for the surgery on my right eye first, then just before lunch, my left.
I you want to see a video of the procedure I'm doing, here's a Youtube video- it's an 8 minute video [link]
(Warning- this IS a surgical procedure so there is needles and incisions involved)
Afterwards I get some clear goggles to protect my eyes from me touching them, and the next day I'll get the thumbs up to if I'm legal to drive. We'll see how fast my eyes adjust then to if I go back to work on Thursday or Friday.
So... yeah- I'm not sure how long it'll be before I can comfortably draw again. People are over optimistic on how fast I'll heal I think. The wound they make are all fast healing, and the immediate incisions all close immediately. my brain readjusting can take up to 2 weeks so we'll see how that goes. MY glasses change the shape of the world so I don't know how that is going to translate immediately for my art, or if my crosseyedness will fix its self like the surgeons are hoping. My specialist says that my eyes are fighting to not be crosseyed, but sometimes I worry that it's my imagination doing all the work, cause it hurts a lot to straighten them. *sighs*
What ever the outcome is, (aside from glaucoma or some other named issue I could get) it's going to be a MAJOR improvement for me and I'll be over the moon with any result I get. I look forward to post surgery eyesight, but right now? I could use a time travelling machine to get the spoilers
That might help all the tension issues I'm having waiting for it all to happen XD