OK, so I'm not supposed to be taxing my eyes. Screw that noise... I am now 24 hours into my LASIK "enhancement" procedure, and I feel fine. So fine in fact, that I went out for libations and rations, which equates to chicken wings, crispy rojos and beer - lots of beer. Anyone who asks, I direct all questions to Fred, as he knows what constitutes ROJO BLISS. If you missed that train, scroll down a bit and read up to get up to speed. Really. We will wait for the slow peeps, just hurry up and don't make the rest of us start to contemplate our meager existance while we wait for you to read the Cliff Notes...
Since we are all on the same page, I had LASIK surgery December of last year. It was the best thing since sliced bread - well, almost, since I had an unresolved issue of being 20/15 in my left eye and 20/30 in my dominant right eye. I complained to the doctor almost constantly since the healing process was supposedly complete. He put me off til October of this year, wanting to wait til my eye stabilized (or I got tired of complaining, whichever came first) to make a decision to go in and make an "enhancement" to the original surgery. I went 2 weeks ago for a regular visit to see how things had progressed since my surgery. I had the fortune of talking to a doctor that is stuck cleaning up the messes that my original doctor creates - ie. post op visits that they don't get paid to perform. He has a much better post-op bedside manner than my original doctor has, explaining in depth the procedure and downfalls and pluses associated with said procedures. After talking to Dr Peaslee for about 45 minutes, never once feeling rushed or unimportant, we came to a mutal decision that I was an ideal candidate for enhancement. He was quick to point out that the 20/30 result we achieved in my right eye was within "acceptable" norms, but because of my specific complaints, I was a candidate for enhancement surgery, and I needed to come back the following week for a pre-op consult.
I came back for my scheduled pre-op consult the next week, and I was surprised to be told that I would be put on the surgical rotation the following week - no one said I would have to go under the knife that quickly! To make a long story short, they scheduled me for this past Wednesday, October 25, at 4:20 pm. We went, had the procedure done, and I am so glad we did. Just 24 hours after the procedure, I am at 20/20 in that eye, hoping for even better after the surgery has healed. The best part is they were able to just lift up the old flap they cut last December, not cut a new one, so the trauma is much less severe, and the recovery time is reduced. I can not even tell I had a precedure done to that eye, let alone one as serious as LASIK surgery entails. I'll keep you faithful readers informed of my progress, but I have high hopes for this enhancement procedure.
On a totally unrelated note, if you are in the market for some awesome new music to listen to, do yourself a favor and look up a band called Silversun Pickups - they are an indie group that is on ITunes - sample a song called lazy eye off the album Carnavas, and tell me you are not reminded of old school Smashing Pumpkins and Breeders, with a touch of Sonic Youth thrown in for good measure. They are a throwback to older, simpler days, still being an indie, unsigned band, but in heavy rotation on MTV2 for their video for the above mentioned song. I tried it, and I found myself pleasantly surprised - best damn album I have heard in god knows when. They also have another album available on ITunes, but I can't vouch for it - yet. Expect that to change in the near future.
Peace out, and all that good stuff, I am off to don my Spaceman Spiff goggles to fight off all the evil forces that beseige our planet on a nightly basis...
Friday, October 27, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
I try to eat healthy most of the time, limiting my intake of red meats, and eating lots of soy products and vegetables, but dammit, sometimes you just want meat! I succumbed to my Cheeseburger in Paradise cravings and grilled us up a couple of burgers Saturday night. Not just any old burger, these were the mack daddy ones from our local butcher shop, Taylor's. They take lean ground beef, then wrap the outside in bacon, ala Filet Mignon style. These burgers were so huge that Suzy had to make a special trip to Publix to acquire big deli style buns for them to nestle in. Topped with REAL Pepper Jack cheese, and your typical burger toppings, ketchup, mustard, lettuce, onion, pickle and tomato, it was just what I needed! We bought these in anticipation of eating them after a hard bike ride Saturday, but the bike ride never materialized, so we forged ahead and ate the burgers anyway! Nothing burns up the calories and creates hunger like jockeying for position on the couch for a day of watching tv.