Today I experienced a little bit of pain, like I'm having right now. My light sensetivity comes and goes; sometimes it's worse than others. Of course I just woke up from a 2 hour nap, so that might have something to do with it. My eyes feel so dry in between drops...I think I would feel better if I had a constant source of fluids being pumped through my eyeballs. Perhaps if I could just sleep for the next 4 days I would be ok.
I did manage to go gas up my car, run by the post office, and go in to work for a couple of hours today. I had a few things waiting for me to do, although I didn't get any of them finished, but I'm hoping to be able to go back tomorrow for just a few hours. This morning was my follow-up doctor's appointment. I felt really dizzy this morning, didn't I mention that? I don't remember....but I think I took my pain and sleep meds too late last night, so this evening they've already both been taken. He said things looked fine and he set a time for me to see him tomorrow as well, so I will go in at 4 pm for another check-up.
Someone asked me about the long-term benefits of PRK vs. Lasik, since I mentioned that my eye doc said they were better with PRK. With PRK, he said that the odds of my having to have anything redone to my eyes was lower than with Lasik. He also said that injuring my eye was more probably with Lasik. In Lasik, they cut a flap in your cornea and hold it open to do the laser work. With PRK, they completely remove the cornea to do the laser work. So with the flap, there is a risk of moving the flap if you have serious trauma to the eye, such as being hit by a ball or something. He said that even as long as 2 years a trauma to the eye can still endanger that flap. With PRK, my bosy will regrow the cornea tissue that was removed and all will be well. I know I read somewhere that fighter pilots may only have PRK, not Lasik, and that makes me feel kinda cool. Now I know there is a difference between LasIk and LasEk, but I don't know what they is and I don't know how LasEk compares to PRK.
Basically the pain I feel today I will equate to the pain I would experience when I'd leave my contacts in too long and they would get really dry and burn. Only this time, I can't just remove them and feel better. I have been using my Blink rewetting drops and even done the saline rinse a few time today, which helps, but like I said, I think I'd feel better if I had a little tube of it permanently attaches to the side of my head.
It's all going to be worth it in the end, right?