Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Eyes...

Have you ever noticed I like to start my posts with the reason I haven't blogged sooner? Well, for this post, I am going to blog about the reason I haven't blogged lately. Don't worry, it will be more interesting than you think. Maybe.

Last Wednesday, exactly one week ago, I had LASIK performed! WHOHOO!  

I have wanted to do this procedure for the longest time. And finally, this year, my eye doctor said my prescription had stabilized and I was a candidate. Without much thought or consideration, I scheduled my consult. 

I have heard a few personal accounts of people who had had LASIK and it took little to convince me that it wasn't the best option. Plus, NO ONE said they regretted it. (Duh... who regrets not having to deal with contacts and glasses anymore? Major pain.) 

I was told the procedure would be basically painless, and that afterwards I would sleep for several hours and wake up with my eyesight! Well...this is kind of what happened. I am not trying to discourage anyone, it really is great. However, I think maybe they should have been a tad more specific. Let me outline this. Because I love outlines. And because I should be outlining my research project, but instead I am outlining a procedure I had last week. Typical. 

A. Pre Procedure
    1. A lady talks to you for 30 min about what is going to happen. I was barely listening. I used to be a surgical tech. Nothing you say right now is going to alarm me.
    2. Same said lady administers Ibuprofen and Valium. She tells me I will be exhausted beyond belief. 
         a. I was not exhausted beyond belief. In fact, I felt no change. I wish I responded more appropriately to drugs. 

B. Procedure
     1. I remember above mentioned lady telling me that there will be a suction like process that will feel      like "pressure on my eyes."
          a. By pressure, she meant it will feel like someone is trying to suck my eyes out of my head with     a  vacuum hose mixed with the worst migraine I have ever experienced in my life. That being said, it only lasted about 30 seconds. But, seriously people. Pressure? Perhaps we should explore our terminology in the future.
     2. Color Show
          a. Again, above mentioned lady said that I may experience complete blackness during the procedure or "colors." I didn't expect it to be similar to a scene out of a drug trip. *note: what I would expect that to be like. 

C. Post Procedure
     1. Said lady (at this point I am wishing I had her name...) also referred to a "burning and stinging" that would occur for 90 minutes post procedure. 
          a. Again, with the terminology. Maybe I am a huge baby, but burning? Here I am imagining getting a little soap in my eyes....but no. This was more akin to lighting a match and dropping it in  your eyeball. I don't even know if I was crying or my eyes were watering. Both, I think. And 90 minutes is a substantially long time to feel this way. Luckily, the combination of Valium and Tylenol PM I had downed took over my body around the 90 minute mark and I was able to sleep for quite some time. 
     2. You are not allowed to open your eyes. Um, no problem. Because I can't without wanting to die. 
     3. After waking up (with my eye shields on, mind you....not cute...) I could see. My vision was a little blurry, eyes a tad bit watery, but I could see! Yay! And I didn't have  my contacts in. (Obviously.) 

Ok, so long story short, here I am... a week out. Looking back, I would definitely do it all over again. Anyone can stand a little pain that totals up to be around 2 hours long, right? I mean...seriously. No wonder no one mentions all those details. I practically already forgot about them because I love my new eyes so much! It's definitely a little bit difficult to see at night because of the light sensitivity (headlights, street lights, etc.), but I am told that will lessen as time goes on. 

So, its official. I can see. And I am THRILLED. And thankful that I was able to do this! 

If you are in the Lincoln area, and are thinking about LASIK, I had mine done at Sutton, Linder & Sutton. They were fantastic, and everyone I encountered throughout the process (and post process) has been super nice and informative! 

If you are a candidate for LASIK, you should totally do it. It has been WELL worth it! 

PS-Anyone reading who has had the procedure... I would love to hear about your experience! Feel free to comment or email! 

Yours Truly, (pen pal style)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Frost Yourself....

Any How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days fans in the house? No...?.. ok. So my title is lost on you.

I have so many fun things I want to share this week, but I got my first Ash & Ash (check out their Facebook page here) purchase in the mail and had to share with y'all. I am in love! Ash & Ash Co creates handmade and custom jewelry creations and are locally owned. I have been eying their pieces on Facebook for quite some time, but when I laid eyes on this bracelet, I was quick to act!

All I did was send an email and a check in the mail...and these girls were quick! You can shop Ash & Ash Co on their website

They have a lot of fantastic, custom items, and you can design your own jewelry as well.

This is my new purchase!

This is not a great pic... but I am loving it and can't wait for my next Ash & Ash Co purchase!

Thanks ladies!!

Friday, February 15, 2013


I can't believe it has been two weeks since my last post. Don't worry, I am armed with excuses.

1. School. I won't whine about it further, but I am drowning. And counting down the days.

Ok, so I am not necessarily armed with excuses. That is my main one. My computer did have a minor lapse in judgement and decided not to turn on for awhile. I was angry and terrified, but we have since reconciled.

A couple main points to cover regarding the last few weeks:

1. Show me your singles was super fun! For all of the ladies who expressed interest in AJ via comment or email... I have passed on all of your information! It's up to him now! :)

2. Can we all just breathe a sigh of relief that Tierra went home on The Bachelor? Seriously. I was starting to have flashbacks to Ben's season. (Team Des!!!!)

3. Tonight I am going to Tenth Avenue North.... yay! I have been excited about this. Love them.

This turned into a very "listy" numerical post. Sorry about that. I do love lists though.

I have a couple of exciting and fun things  (for those of you who are fellow Lincolnites) that I will be sharing on here in the next week or so! Stay tuned!

Have a great weekend!