Ouch: There’s nothing in my eye… Anymore!
Back in May 2007, along with a new cornea, I had 16 stitches sown into my right eye. This morning, some 29 months later, I had the remaining 12 removed. For my right eye at least, the process is almost complete (the left has 16 stitches still… oh, and a cornea). The removal of the stitches means that the shape of my cornea will change dramatically over the next couple of days (I don’t expect that my glasses will be of much use by this afternoon), but once that settles down I’ll finally have some idea of the kind of vision that I’ve ended up with.
My last appointment (concerning the right eye) with the surgeon is next month. It’s been a tiring, frustrating, lonely and sometimes painful process (last Friday was no picnic, let me tell you), but ultimately worthwhile… given that my other choice was blindness.
I’m stoked… but a little numb, and things are already starting to get blurrier than usual… so I’m going to bed for a while, or at least going to hide in a dark corner.