Kimberly (kimberly_a) wrote,
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Improving pretty much every day

As my surgeon predicted, my vision has been getting better and better since the surgeries. Here's the history of my need for reading glasses:
  1. After first surgery (when only the left eye had been fixed): +2.50
  2. Immediately after the second surgery: +2.00
  3. A couple days after the second surgery: +1.75
  4. Today, 8 days after the second surgery: +1.00

I can now read quite comfortably without glasses at all, but everything is sharper if I wear the +1.00 reading glasses ... which are the weakest ones available in the drug stores. How fabulous is that? (Of course, this also means that I have been buying new reading glasses every few days, which feels like a waste of money, but isn't, really. It's just part of this post-surgery recovery time. I mean, would I rather that my eyes weren't getting better and better? Obviously not.)

Today I also wore a headband for a few hours with no apparent ill effects (which was terrific, since my hair is now long enough to be extremely annoying). How fabulous is that?

Today's Tylenol+Codeine Usage
1/2 tab at 6:35 am
1/2 tab at 8:25 am
1/2 tab at 6:45 pm
1/2 tab at 10:00 pm
(possible additional 1/2 tab before bed)
Day's Probable Total: 2 1/2 Tylenol #4 tablets

I'm still taking a fair amount of Tylenol #4, but I'm not wanting to trigger withdrawal effects while so many other variables are in flux. My neurologist had instructed me not to try reducing my dosage until halfway through my physical therapy, anyway, and I suspended my PT during the few weeks of constant surgery-related stuff. I'm starting PT again on Tuesday, so I expect the effects of the pinched nerve to now follow the effects of the cataract in their departure from my life. How fabulous is THAT?
Tags: cataracts, central nervous system, hair, headaches, meds-codeine, meds-tylenol, reading glasses, surgery, vision
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