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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

In One Month From Today...

...my vision will no longer look like this without contacts/glasses:
(This picture was titled "blurry mess".  I find that to be a very apt title, for both the picture and my current eyesight.)

Yes, that's right.  After much saving, and whining, and setbacks, and extra work to get the money, I have finally succeeded in accumulating enough money to get my beloved laser eye surgery.

Say it with me: WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Because I have astigmatism, and have to wear toric lenses (which kind of help the shape of your eyeball), I have to abstain from wearing contacts for three weeks so my eyes...unshape.  Or something.

Today is day 1 of wearing my glasses again.  Since I got contacts in...8th grade, I've pretty much worn them and NOT glasses.  Here and there, sure, but not constantly.  So after all day of glasses-wearing my ears hurt, because they're not used to having large thingies hanging out behind them.

Also, putting on my makeup this morning was really...exciting, since I couldn't really see what I was doing.

But what is for reals exciting is the fact that I'll be able to see my alarm clock in the morning, and not have to have it 6 inches from my face and I'm still squinting to read the numbers.  It will be exciting to not have to stick my finger in my eye twice a day and blinkety-blink a little clear disk around.  It will be exciting to actually be able to see the big "E" on the eye chart, instead of just knowing that it's down at the end of the room, and only see a big gray blur.
Speaking of "E": my brain, after setting the appointment today, went "EEEEEEEEE!" with giddiness.  (That doesn't sound right.  With "gid"?  Hmmm.  Happiness?  I mean, I would say "excitement", but now that's just overused in this post.  But you know what I mean.)

Let the countdown begin!

5 comments:

megan said...

YAY for you!! I hope the next 3 weeks fly by!:) Good luck with wearing glasses! I hate going from contacts to glasses. Someday I might get laser eye surgery. I just don't know if I'm brave enough....

Becky said...

Nat I am wicked giddy for you!!! Love ya

jomama said...

hooray! that is so cool! (and i must admit i'm a little jealous of you.) but you've worked hard and you deserve it!

Mindy H. said...

How exciting! Nice work saving up. I love how you are so good about setting and sticking to it. Maybe if I read your blog for a few more years, some of your stick-to-it-ness will rub off on me?

Amy said...

Woo-Hoo! That is very exciting. I know that you have wanted it for a long time. You'll have to post how it all goes down, maybe I will do it someday. It just seems so scary. But waking up and seeing would be so nice.