Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Scare Yourself Every Day: The D-Chronicles
I'm not sure what I was expecting...something like the above, perhaps. (it didn't look like that at all)
Anyhow, I came, I saw,I signed 3 consent forms & was duly eye dilated(R) up. Was taken back to a separate waiting room where two other patients joined me as the baby made shrieking noises to pass the time. Dr. S(paghettio),my ever so buyount opthamologist came to take us over to the lasaring room (where I parked the baby stroller in the corner),& put my head on the device rest.
Click. Click. Click. SNAPPPP. It wasn't painful to the eye, but the frequency was horribly unpleasant to my ears.
"This can't possibly be painful," said Dr. Spaghettio, noting the look of deep consternation on my face.
"Not painful to the eye..it just sounds horrible."
(I think that was my brain-this is not a pleasant experience.)
"There is no way this can be painful!" Dr. S. continued to insist.
(whatever, dude. I don't think you've ever had a lasar zapping around inside your eye
SNAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP. (IS IT OVER YET?!?)
"A few more zaps...you have a huge pupil." (why thank you)
It was only a few minutes of this, yet felt like lightyears.
"All done! See you in a month."
"Great." I get up from the chair, locate my baby and my sunglasses, and roll on out
of there. "I hope that's done it."
Later that day....
(painkiller time. I'm not sure where he got the idea that said lasaring is never
painful,maybe because he's never had a patient under the age of 40 to go through this. Perhaps older people have a higher tolerance to pain then younger folks.)
It seems to have been somewhat effective...I'm hoping a few more days & it'll be as good as the left eye. Anyhow, I can now cross that one off my Reverse Bucket List. (I'm sure it won't be the last time a lasar goes zapping around in there).