I’m sitting here right now.
A big, silly ball of nerves.
All I can think about is that I’m finally going through with getting lasik surgery.
There’s something about surgery on the eyes, elective surgery no less, that makes me feel like I’m signing up for the possibilty of going blind.
I know that I’ve found a great doctor.
After all, who doesn’t want a doctor that voluntarily does the Gangnam dance for his patients?
But in all seriousness, I think my nerves are getting the better of me.
I’ve been in contacts since I was 14 years old. Long enough for them to become a staple part of my life.
Long enough for me to learn to rely on them.
Now I wonder what it’ll be like not to have that part of my daily routine anymore.
I’ve been wanting to do this surgery for sometime; timing just never seemed right.
I mean, I have to plan it around meetings, traveling, weddings…
Did you know you have to wear glasses for 2 days leading up the surgery and no make up for 7 days after?!
Girls you know that this is no easy feat when you’re needing to look your best for preschool pick up, meetings, play dates….
Heaven forbid someone see me as I really am? You know, no make up, pj’s, glasses
Oh wait! That’s exactly what I look like in the picture I just shared.
Talk about putting it all out there.
Since I’m so nervous about this surgery and have been putting it off for quite a few years, I thought I would share this journey with you.
Are you on Instagram? If you are you can follow me here and we’ll be taking pictures of the whole process. eek!
I’m baring my soul people…
You can also follow along on twitter, I’ll be using the hashtag #AlissagetsLasik
My surgery is 1pm today, any suggestions for staying sane till then? Have you had LASIK? How was your recovery time?
Lennie is dieing to have lasik! I told him if he gives me one more baby then he can have his lasik. I drive a hard bargain! lol Wishing you a huge success and speedy/naturally beautiful recovery friend!
Trisha @ 3 Four and Under says
My husband had Lasik about 6 years ago. It was the best money we ever spent! He is so happy that he did it, we forget that he ever wore contacts or glasses. I know that it will all go well. Wishing you a speedy recovery. I know that you will love it!
Julie S. says
After having worn glasses since I was 8, I had LASIK right before we got married (and it was still 50% covered by my parents insurance). Best thing I ever did. Recovery was really not as bad as I thought. Sometimes I get halos when driving at night or in heavy rain but I have glasses to wear if its very bad. I think I’ve used them only a handful of times.
My husband had LASIK last fall and he did great as well. My mom and sister have both had it. Just listen to your dr- you have to keep your eyes closed for certain time afterwards- that’s very important! Good luck! Ill be following along!
Kasey M. says
Skye – you beat me to it! I was going to link to Kate’s Laski surgery posts too.
Alissa don’t be afraid! Kate had a fantastic experience and she came home to a less than 1 year old baby after the procedure!.
Sending good thoughts your way.
skye @ neathering our fest says
I would love to have lasik but I’m with you – the thought of someone sticking needles in my eyes completely weirds me out!
I have a bloggy friend who had it a few months ago and shared (in detail) the process and recovery – I thought you might enjoy reading it!
You will do fine!! But you look super cute in glasses so you might ought to get a pair just for fashion purposes 🙂
Oh, I know how scary and horrible it is to be nervous about a surgery!! 🙁
HOLD ON. You’ll be okay!! ♥
Good luck girl. I’ll be praying for you. By the way no make-up, glasses and pj’s……you still looks beautiful 🙂
Said a little prayer for you this morning! I’m nervous for you! But I’m sure it will all be well and maybe just maybe it will give me the courage to do the same thing!
Alicia B says
My husband had PRK done, which has been around longer. It’s worth the research, they don’t make incisions with PRK but it has a longer healing time. His eyes were too bad to get lasik so he really didn’t have a choice but he loves that it’s done and his vision is pretty much perfect. I’m sure whatever you decide, it will be well worth it!
Andrea Worley says
prayers of peace for you! 🙂 wishing you the best recovery as well.
OMG lasik is something I”ve been planning on getting since, well, forever! I am SO excited for you, and also to follow your journey, since I haven’t had the surgery yet! You brave girl, you!
Michelle @ theLoveMichCollection says
I’ve been thinking about Lasik for years! I’ve worn contacts since I was 13 years old, I can’t imagine what it’d be like to wake up and just SEE! I followed along on Twitter – looks like you did fabulously!!! Congrats! I think you may have inspired me to get myself to the eye doctor and see if I’m ready for it! <>