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Posted on Sun, 28 May 2017
In regards to my previous post, one of the biggest changes that happened in my life, is my LASIK surgery. I got it done on Friday, March 10th, 2017.I've been wearing glasses/contacts since I was in the 6th grade or so, and gradually wore it full time around 11th grade. My vision was -2.25 and -2.50 which in retrospect, itsn't even that bad. I can survive days without glasses because my routine never changes and it got the point where I can recognize people's blurry figures and all.I debated on getting LASIK for some time after Sergio told me about his experience. While contacts and glasses didn't get on my nerves THAT much, it was the convenience of waking up and seeing the world clearly again. It was being able to travel without worrying about my contact solutions and contacts. It was about being able to play sports again without irritating my contacts. Ultimately, I just wanted to wake up and not worry about my vision anymore and travel without having my contacts irritate me. In my previous experiences, everytime I was in a dusty or extremely humid place, my contacts eventually would act up and my mood would change drastically and I wouldn't enjoy that day or moment in time.I posted a quick snapchat/instagram about potentially getting LASIK and much to my surprise, a lot of my old colleagues and classmates gotten LASIK done a few years ago and told me to not even think about hesitating and just book the appointment with one of the biggest LASIK surgery firms out there... and back in January, I did it.Come the day of, I was extremely nervous. Prior to my surgery, on the consultation meeting, the representative quoted me the final price (with no surprises come surgery day), and gave me some bios of surgeons that I can choose. I chose not to choose one specifically.I was one of the earlier surgeries happening that day (like 8:30am early). I was out about 10ish or 11ish, I forgot.During my time, they made me feel as comfortable and relaxed as I can be. During the time they assessed my eyes one last time and giving me numbing drops, it turns out, they were going to upgrade me to the All Laser procedure - which means, laser beams are used to create the flap rather than a razor blade - without any additional charges. I was completely surprised but took the offer anyways because the Laser procedure had more benefits to the razor.After assessing my eyes and paying everything, they led me to a quiet, dark room and had my lay down for some time until I was called. They were also giving me numbing drops for my eyes.I think I waited for about 20-30 minutes in the dark until I was called. At this point, I was shaking so badly.I met with Dr. Nagy, the surgeon for my eyes. He explained the procedure beforehand and asked if I had any questions or requests. All I ask was for someone to just talk to me throughout the procedure and even explain to me what's going on.So, his assistants gave me a hair net, asked me to lay down on the bed and gave me an anti-stress ball to squeeze throughout the surgery.So here's where it surprises me and probably will surprise you as well.My surgery was done in about 10 minutes. After settling in, Dr. Nagy inserted a metal thing on the top and bottom of my eye to force my eyes to open. I believe these metal things went underneath my eyelid....Secondly, he forced this plastic contraction down which ended up bruising my eyes (you can see that later), which I assume sort of "pops" the eye ball out? Not entirely, but it felt like they were trying to make a clear separation between my eye ball and the skin and all.If I'm being completely honest, this part only lasted a few minutes but it was probably the most uncomfortable part. There was so much pressure being pushed into my eye, it didn't hurt but it wasn't pleasant. Rest assure, it's only the pressure that was uncomfortable - once they got those plastic things in place, you don't even feel it anymore.After that was done, they got the laser ready. I was told to keep my focus on the green light. I could hear the machines and the laser beeping.I focused on the light, and focused and focused. I remember Dr. Nagy saying, "Okay, your flaps are made" in which I was just dumbfounded. I was so focused on staring into the light, it turns out, the laser already happened and my flaps were made for the actual laser to fix my eye sight.It didn't hurt a bit.During this time, Dr. Nagy warned me that my vision will get really blurry, and potentially even blacked out. Being blind did not happen to me but it was so blurry, I couldn't even see his hands clearly. I saw his tools "picking up" my flap to hold in place while the laser beam hits my cornea.It was such an odd experience to see these tools touching my eyes but not feeling anything. He performed my left eye first, and similar to making the flap, I was told to focus on the light and within a few minutes, it was done. Obviously, this laser beam took a bit longer than creating the flaps but it was faster than expected and no pain whatsoever.I asked Dr. Nagy if I could have more numbing drops of my right eye and he just doused my eye with numbing drops telling me, "Whatever you want. You want more eye drops? Okay."His voice and tone was just so soothing, calm and professional!One day later, one of my eyes got so bruised from the pressure they applied.The next thing I knew, Dr. Nagy was telling me, I'm done. His team congratulated me on completing my LASIK. He then led me to a seat where he brushed up any flaws (it was weird to see a brush up against my eyes and not feeling it). His attention to detail was spot on and made me feel comfortable.After the surgery, I was brought back to the dark room where I laid for an hour. At this point, I couldn't open my eyes without it stinging. It didn't hurt, but it was just uncomfortable.After an hour, one of the assistants called me to check up on my eyes. She numbed my eyes once more so I can fully open them for a bit for her to check before I leave the clinic.I went home, took a nap, woke up and went over to my boyfriend's. All while seeing perfectly... I was so surprise that after a 4 hours nap, I went from being nearsighted to seeing (almost) perfectly.  One week later, my eyes are slowly healing from the bruising but nonetheless, I have 20/20 vision again. This time around, the only time I ever want to go back to glasses is due to old age. I'm taking care of my eyes properly by limited my electronics usage and reading under better conditions (reading in poorly lit conditions was how my eyes started to get worst in the first place).If anyone is considering getting LASIK done, do it. I don't regret investing in this surgery at all, and if you can afford it, opt for the All Laser! It made my experience soooo much more better and comfortable for me. Looking back, I was extremely excited for the procedure but I couldn't have imagine what it would be like for me if I never got that free upgrade.


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Do you suppose she broke her leg at some point and took to sewing as a creative outlet? Just a guess.Getting back to the fabrics, the first ones I saw were these black and whites. To the right of them was a small shelf of black and whites with one other color. You can see they start there in the lower right side of the image below.I wandered all through the shop, and there was a lot to see. Definitely something for everybody here.This next grouping was all flannel, and they also had a good supply of felt on the bolt.There was a long row of pretty batiks, fanciful polka dots,and fun stripes. You know I loves me a good striped binding.And while this was really a quilt shop, it also catered to the dressmakers among their customer base.They had a nice supply of patterns, books, notions, and a big section of sale fabrics.And sock monkeys! 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