View Full Version : Going under the knife tomorrow

03-30-2005, 04:22 PM
well, its a laser actually. I am having LASIK vision correction in the morning. I am already getting the jitters! Wish me luck...

03-30-2005, 04:26 PM
Good luck! My sister and her husband both had it done and they're very happy. I'd love to have it done, but I'm too chicken.

03-30-2005, 04:27 PM
Good luck.

It won't do any good to tell you to quit worrying, even though the procedure is safe and the docs are great.

You'll be jittery anyway....

03-30-2005, 04:29 PM
Good Luck, speeddemon! Let us know how it goes! I'm interested in having the same procedure done and would love to hear your story!

03-30-2005, 04:50 PM
I had myself checked out for it a year or so ago. Am a candidate, but was told that it would only last for about 10 years before my eyes would naturally (continue) to change... Phooey.

I've opted for contacts - now I'm just waiting for my trial lenses to come...

03-30-2005, 04:56 PM
Wish it would work on me, then I could more seriously consider a FF helmet instead of just modulars. Good luck.

03-30-2005, 05:27 PM
My Mom had this done and they messed it up. She has had to wait months for her eyes to stabilize to the point where they can go back in. She is finally 'stable' and is going under the beam next week. I'll pull for both of you.

The plus side is she hasn't complained about my hair cut in months!

03-30-2005, 06:05 PM
The new procedures are much better than they were ten or even five years ago---but ask the ophthalmologist this question: Have you or any member of your family undergone Lasik?

03-30-2005, 06:07 PM
good luck speeddemon - you'll be fine! i work with a lady who had it done. she used to be almost as blind as bat. she did have to go back for a second operation, but she's loving 20/20

03-30-2005, 06:47 PM
Good luck! I had mine done in '98 and have been 20/20 since then. Very happy with it. Just do what they tell you to do afterwards, use the eye drops, and enjoy!

03-30-2005, 09:07 PM
I should also point out that two people (that I know of) had this done and worked out great. I think my Mom's age came into play on hers.

03-30-2005, 09:12 PM
Good luck! I suspect all will be fine.

Keep us posted on your progress afterwards too.


Missy B
03-30-2005, 09:46 PM
Good luck!!!!! I hope it all goes well for you!

03-30-2005, 11:38 PM
Yes, the world really is that rich a tapestry.

Good luck and enjoy!

03-31-2005, 06:17 PM
well, its a laser actually. I am having LASIK vision correction in the morning. I am already getting the jitters! Wish me luck...
OK, that was yesterday. How did it go?

03-31-2005, 10:24 PM
Can they laser you up so that you can see both in front of you and behind you while riding? :-)

Good luck! And don't blink! LOL!

03-31-2005, 11:53 PM
Hey im going under the kinfe tomorrow to. Pluss whatever else they used to remove wisdom teeth. Good luck with your LASIK

04-01-2005, 09:05 AM
hope everything went well!

04-01-2005, 02:29 PM
I can see!! I can see!!! :rock: Things are still a bit hazy but the doc says that should clear up in the next 24 hours. I was seeing 20/20 right after the surgery and when this clears up, I should be better than 20/20.

The surgery itself was really not a big deal. I have had fillings that were more traumatic. It takes about 45 seconds per eye to make the incision and the laser was on my left eye for 24 seconds and my right for 22 seconds. All told, I was probably only in the laser suite for 10 minutes max. The only thing close to pain that I felt is when they turned on the suction at the very beginning. And that was really more pressure than real pain. If you are a good candidate for this, and you are on the fence about it, DO IT!! I can't believe I waited this long!

04-01-2005, 02:48 PM
Outstanding! Congratulations on your success and courage.

04-01-2005, 03:50 PM
Great to hear!! I'm glad it went well and am very happy for you!!