Susan and I have been planning for some time now for me to have LASIK surgery for my birthday in April. It's part of the reason for our eBay business, which I discussed in a bit more detail yesterday. Now we've been able to get the cash together to get it done in mid-April. I will be 44 on April 18th, and I've worn glasses since I was 10. For years, I've dreamed of being able to wake and see clearly. Now, I'm on the verge of being able to do that, and I'm scared to death.
I know a number of people who have had LASIK done, and the reviews seem to be universally positive. Still, these are my eyes we're talking about here...and you're talking about doing WHAT to them?? The surgery is two months off, and I'm already nervous. When I sat down with the rep from the doctor's office yesterday, she told me that I will get a Valium to help me relax. Hell, why stop at one? I may ask for three; just knock me out and be done with it.
It's not as if my eyesight is all that bad. I was a goalkeeper on my college soccer team, and I was reasonably OK as long as the ball was on my side of the field. I couldn't wear glasses when I played, and I've never had much success with contact lenses, so I just never told my teammates or coaches what I could or could not see. You'd be surprised at how well and quickly you learn to compensate when you have no other option. My (lack of) vision was never (at least as far as I remember) responsible for me giving up a goal. My poor play...well, that's another story altogether.
In about two months, things are going to change dramatically for me. Thinking about it for that long certainly isn't going to make me any less nervous. Any chance I could just go ahead and take that Valium now??