Wednesday, March 26, 2014

And Then There Was Sight

Hi all. It has been some months since I last posted. Where has the time gone? Where have I gone?
I've been here, just not so much in blogosphere-land. Sorry for being out of touch. I am not sure how often I will be posting from here on out, but I wanted to check in and say hello.

What have I been up to? Well, the day job has been insanely busy. I had a breakthrough for one of my book's plots. Gotta love sleepless nights, huh?

Speaking of sleepless nights, something else has played a part of my distance from bloggy-world. I had corrective eye surgery, PRK, on February 20. I decided to go for this eye surgery because I just wanted to see, I mean really see. It is miraculous to not need to rely on contact lenses or glasses to function during the day. To see the patterns on the ceiling when I wake up in the morning is spectacular.

Why did I segue to this topic with sleepless nights? Well, that is exactly what I went through for 4 weeks. The first week was filled with excruciating pain and intense discomfort. Suffice it to say, I was in agony. It was to be expected, and I knew that beforehand. I just didn't expect it to be so debilitating. When I thought I would only need to take off three days of work, it turned in to six. Even after that amount of time, I couldn't see properly. Work was not a walk in the park for a week and a half with having to catch up with emails and projects, being light sensitive and exhausted, and not being able to drive or see a computer screen properly. I had to wake up every two hours during the night to put in eye drops too, not so conducive to a good night's sleep, huh?

But...

After 5 weeks post surgery, I. CAN. SEE!!!

It is pretty amazing and will only get better over the coming months. The pain may have been unbearable and boring being at home in the dark for a week, but I think it will be worth it. It already has been worth it.

I said I was bored. All I could do was listen to audio books, and I listened to four books. Not too shabby.

How have you been lately? Any book plot breakthroughs?

Hugs

Writing Jewels

13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Julia, good for you! I am so happy it all worked out for you. I am SUCH a baby. I scheduled eye surgery (are you ready for this) 3 times. And cancelled every single time because I punked out. I know many people who have done wonderful afterwards and see perfectly now, but I also know others who had an ungodly experience and still have to wear glasses. It's crazy. I am so happy to hear that all the pain and suffering was worth it. I wish many blessing to you in your contact/glasses free future!!!

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    1. If you are going to get LASIK then go for it. That doesn't have such a long, agonizing recovery. The surgery was a little creepy but totally like a surreal light show. Awesome. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Blah to all the pain, but if it is worth it in the end, way to be

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    1. That's right... Blah! And yes, way to be! :)

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  3. Hey Julia! Welcome back. Thought about that surgery, but think I will pass on the pain. Glad you can see now though.

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    1. Yeah, the pain was no fun, but worth it. Glad to be back even if it isn't all the time.

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  4. Whoa, glad you're through the worst of it and can SEE! ;)

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    1. Me too, Nicole. Me too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. So glad you can see now! And so sorry it was such a pain! I had Lasik done and was only blind for a day or two - so you definitely had a bad time of it! After two days I could even drive and the pain was nonexistent, so you poor thing! I don't know what I would have done if it had been as bad as yours.

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    1. PRK is a lot worse than Lasik, unfortunately. Ugh! I am jealous of your speedy recovery. But we can see! That's all that matters. Thanks for stopping by, Tiana.

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  6. Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

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  7. I hope you're doing better now!

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  8. Glad to hear you got through the recovery phase. Brighter days are coming to you!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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