The Unexpected Effects of LASIK

Back in December, you may remember that I had LASIK surgery.

I’m still loving it.

There are unexpected pros and cons, though.  Most of them occurring in the shower.  My myopic peeps will appreciate.

Unexpected Con:  My backside is no longer the vague shape I’ve been lathering up for the last 25 years or so since I first needed glasses to function.  I can now see it with crystal clear vision.  I try not to look.

Unexpected Pro:  It is so much easier to shave your legs when you can see what you’re doing in the shower.  No more wayward hairs located twenty minutes later when I’m getting dressed.  No more sitting on the side of the tub with my glasses on wasting water shaving them before a shower.

Unexpected Pro:  I can pick up the shampoo and conditioner in the right order every time.

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John Denver and I Made Up Today…

Remember this?

Today, for the first time in a month, Sunshine on My Shoulders came up on my random mp3 disk.  But today was a gorgeous day.

So John and I are officially back together. 

Wearing my $5, non-prescription sunglasses in the springtime sunshine, letting my eyes caress the hollow of each individual leaf shimmying in the wind on the distant trees, I had that “new glasses” feeling.

My myopic readers will know what I mean… that moment when you walk out of the optometrist’s office with brand-spankin’ new lenses on your face and realize, “Oh, yeah… this is what the world is supposed to look like.”  Everything looks brighter and more intricate than you remembered.

Except I now get this feeling with naked eyeballs.

Thank you, LASIK.  

Six months later, and you still seriously rock.  

Was Blind But Now I See…

I have a completed first draft… and perfect vision!

I had Lasik surgery on Thursday, which is why I haven’t been online much. But by tomorrow morning, I will be past the riskiest post-op period, and then I will begin editing for grammar and syntax.

Once I finish the quickie edit, I will have some test readers give me their opinions on the parts that will need serious editing later, while I take some time away from the story so I can come back to it with fresh perspective.

I deeply appreciate the help I have had from my preliminary readers up to this point. 🙂