Monday, February 05, 2018

Uneasy Lies The Mouth That Wears A Crown.

A couple of weeks ago while eating I noticed that it felt like something had gotten wedged between my teeth. Upon further inspection I noticed that it wasn't something wedge between my teeth it was something wedged down into my tooth and the backside of the tooth was split. Great! I had just made reservations to rent a cabin in southern IL.for our 21st anniversary and was wondering if I might be able to put this off until we got back from our trip. We enjoyed our anniversary trip without any issue from the tooth. On Monday, after we had returned, I called my dentists office and made an appointment. During my appointment I was informed that I hadn't broken a tooth..I had broken 2 teeth. I have to have a filling and a crown. This will be my first crown and I am not excited about it at all. Today I went in for my appointment and was there for about an hour and a half. I left the office with a numb left half of my jaw, a temporary crown and a few less dollars in the bank. I am glad that my dental insurance paid for about half of the bill. I will have to go back in 3 weeks to get the permanent crown placed. 2018 not getting off to a very good start.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy New Year!

Well today is another year. I am hoping that this year is better than the last few years. I am feeling like there needs to be a big change in things but I am not sure what. I wonder if this is what a mid life crisis feels like? I am antsy and feel like I am just waiting around for something to happen. Good or bad, who knows. Anyway I hope that 2017 treated you well and that 2018 is better.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

6 Months Post PRK

Well here we are at 6 months post PRK surgery. I can honestly say that I would do it again in a heartbeat. I cannot put into words how freeing it is to not have to worry about glasses or contacts. When I travel, going swimming or even just going away for the weekend, it was always a hassel to remember to take glasses or extra contacts encase I lost or tore one. Also since I had an astigmatism it was frustrating at times to not be able to see clearly even with my contacts in or glasses on. That is all changed and I can't be happier. If I had any issue at all it might be a little dry eye late at night and early in the morning but I had a little of that off and on before the surgery and it was even worse with my contacts in so I am not sure the surgery is even the cause. If you are hesitant on having this procedure I can assure you it is well worth the money and the somewhat lengthy recovery. Have a happy holidays.

Friday, October 06, 2017

5 Months Post PRK

Hello, long time no see. No pun intended. I went for my 5 month post PRK check up and my eyes are doing well. They have stabilized and no vision issues. I am very glad that I had the procedure done and I have no regrets. Best money I have ever spent.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

7 Weeks Post PRK

Hello everyone. I just got back from my 7 week appointment and my eyes tested 20/20. I am thrilled and happy that my eyes have healed and are at least where they wanted them to be. I know my vision can still fluctuate a little for up to 3 months after the surgery so if there is improvement from here I will consider that a bonus. Thanks for following my progress and I hope that this may inform someone that is considering the procedure and what in terms of recovery you may expect. Have a great day.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

One Month Post PRK

It has been a little over a month since my PRK surgery. It seems like my vision is over all very good but I seem to have days where I can see close up very well and far away not as good and then other days it's the opposite. I am very pleased with the progress of my vision and have no regrets. We recently went on a vacation to New Orleans and I was pleased that I didn't have to worry about packing contacts or glasses. I also was relieved that while out and about during the vacation I didn't have to worry about losing a contact. I hope that this blog has helped and informed others that might be looking at going through with this procedure, I will continue to post about my progress but it will be less frequent with a final post being around the 6 month mark. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

3 Week PRK Follow Up

Well its been 3 weeks since the procedure. I am seeing more clearly but still have a way to go. I am still having some light sensitivity which is better some days and worse others. Also my vision seems to fluctuate from day to day but overall I think there is improvement. The improvements day to day are less noticeable with the fluctuations but I am confident that in the end my vision will be even better than with my contacts and astigmatism. My next eye check up isn't until July 5th. We are going to be gone next week on vacation so I will write up an update when I get back with a vacation post on the vacation blog.


Just a little video compilation of some of the actors we got to see at Walker Stalker Nashville 2017. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2 Week Followup Post PRK

Today was my 2 week followup for my PRK surgery. I checked in and was taken back to do the usual eye measuring exam then was taken to an exam room to look at an eye chart. I am not sure but I think my vision is at about 20/40. The tech put numbing drops in my eyes and then checked eye pressure. After a short wait the Dr. came in and asked how I was doing and then pulled over the slit lamp and looked at my eyes. He said everything is healing nicely and vision can improve for up to 3 months post surgery. I am pleased with my recovery although my vision seems to fluctuate day by day. Yesterday was blurry for most of the day and improved around 5 pm and was clearer the rest of the evening. Today has been more clear in the morning and gradually gets more blurry as the day goes on. Still a little bit of ghosting especially noticeable with text and working on the computer. Everyday there seems to be slight improvement but over the last week since I got the contact bandage out there has been the most improvement, I just keep telling myself to be patient and I am still healing. I am to continue with the Durasol drops twice a day until gone and I am clear to drive. We have a convention we are going to attend this weekend. I hope my vision continues to improve and we have a wonderful time. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

1 Week Post PRK

It has been one week since my PRK surgery. The progress has slowed a bit and not as drastic of changes in vision like the first couple days after getting the contact bandage removed. Slow and steady progress is fine with me as long as there is progress. My vison is still a bit blurred with moments of clarity.  The evenings are more blurry as I am guessing due to eye fatigue. I guess we will just take it day by day and hope that things will become clear sooner rather than later.