Wednesday, June 23, 2010


more on yesterday here

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Excitement at work

Had another check up for my eyes this morning at the Eye Institute. It was all good & now I can just go to my normal optometrist for the rest of them. I have vouchers for $200 off if any body wants them just tell me. The lines on the photo of my eyeball are a stamp to help the computer line up the flap properly when they put it back down.
Nicola had her Jazz Medal test today. It's a bit annoying that they are during the week, but that's life. So she got her silver medal this year & is keen to continue onto the Christmas show. Mummy & Daddy aren't to pleased about that, I am NOT a dancing mother, but Bronte's mum helps & as long as Nicola is enjoying it she can keep going. So I got to work at 10:30 ish to see everyone standing in the driveway, I thought they were very annoying. It turns out the armed defenders squad had just turned up at a house across the road. I was lucky to get to work before they blocked off the road. They blocked the road at the Plaza & at the Panmure side of the bridge. There were at least 8 cop cars, police dogs, armed scary black ninja men (hehe). It was all rather exciting. That was until the gun fire started. There was about 6 shots & a very unhappy sounding dog yelping. But we decided he was complaining about being held back as he come out of house fine later (the dog that is). Another 2 shots were fired and it was all over. The armed defender's all came out of the house & drove away. An ambulance never arrived & 'normal' cops went into the house. So we were able to leave to pick up the kids from school, but still don't really know what happened. We think the shots were tear gas, they were very loud. I am so annoyed it was the one day I forgot my camera!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

New me!!!!!

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could see the moment the procedure was finished!!!!!!!!!!!!! It took all of 15 minutes for both eyes & didn't hurt at all. The eye drops that they put in before hand did sting a bit. It is a bit like the dentist when the injection is the worst part. This is me & my surgeon before the op. Yes my eyes do look at bit odd, they put iodine drops in them. I was amazed that they left me have photos but very happy. This is the most exciting thing that has happened to ME in ages! How many scrapbook pages do you think I can make out of it?This is the first machine which makes bubbles between the layers of your eye so that they can cut & lift the flap. You just have to look into 2 circles of lights (looks like a UFO, hehe) & then suddenly everything goes darkish & blurry. That is when they are gonna actually cut the flap thing. Then they move you over to another machine (can see like 'normal' then). I could see them lift & fold over the flap which was a bit weird & then my vision went blurry again. BTW it is not my teddy, they give him to you so you have something to hold onto so you don't try to touch anything.Don't know when this was taken, but I am pretty sure it is my right eye. Maybe I should ask at my next appointment. The second machine is the laser that does the correction. They don't hold your eye ball still, you just have to look at the red flashing light & the computer tracks your eye movement. They take ages doing something until the actual laser starts. It does not hurt but is quiet a loud tapping noise. Then they irrigate your eye which is probably the most uncomfortable bit, put the flap back over & you are done!!!!!!!!Don't I look sexy?? This is how you get to go home. This is about 20-30 mins after & I already have vision good enough to be able to drive!! They don't let you though because they have given you a sleeping tablet, hehe. Home to bed for the rest of the day. My eyes haven't hurt at all, the feel a bit clogged up with tears, drops, etc on my lashes & the corners of my eyes. I had to sleep with these shields on so that you don't rub your eyes accidentally. But they are off first thing in the morning. Still haven't had any pain, but they are a bit tired feeling. When I woke up I looked for my glasses out of habit even though I could see, LOL. Having a shower was funny too, I didn't know there were so many dents in our stainless steel shower tray, hehe.

Went for my check up this morning & we are all good. I have a little bit of blood in each eye, which is noramal & will go away in a few days. I feel a bit odd without my glasses tho. Now I can go & buy sunglasses that I like & I know what they look like before I pay for them! I am in shock at how well it has worked, it is fr**king amazing!!!!! Totally worth the money.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

This is the me I see....

This is what I see (more or less) when I look in the mirror. My eyes are -6 myopic with an astigmatism, until tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited!!!! I will be "normal" for the first time in 25 years. It will be very interesting to see how my life will change. I can't concentrate on anything else, hehe.
In other news...I finally finished this LO I started on our girls weekend away. I shall have to do some research as to when the pic was taken. I know it was at Uncle David's house when papa was staying there because he was sick, but I can't remember when that was. I think about 2003.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Heritage LO

Used Kaiser paper to make this LO of Scott's parents engagement. This is heritage for me, hehe.

Monday, June 7, 2010

I am so excited!!!

I keep jumping up & down!!!!!! I am getting my eyes lasered in 11 sleeps!!!!!!!!!! woohooo!!!!!! I have not been able to do it before because my eyes have not been stable until now. I am gonna be able to read the shampoo bottle in the shower!!!! I wont have to get my kids to find my glasses for me when i can't see them. I am wondering what life will be like, I mean I expect to be able see everything clearly.So I have been interviewing Scott on what he can & can't see. Buying sunglasses is gonna be exciting too cos for the first time ever I will be able to see what I look like in them before I buy them!I want to take a photo of what I can see now in case I forget how blind i was. but I am not sure how I will do that. I do feel a bit like a traitor to Daniel who has only just got his glasses, but not enough of one not to do it, hehe. No more foggy glasses, no more tricks being played on me cos I can't see.......I am so excited!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Just a quick note...

I made cards!!!!! So who fainted in shock when they saw this? hehe. I actually made 5, but I don't like the other 1, (the 3 year old boy it is for hopefully will) They are good for using up paper scraps, I am cheap tho they are all white on the inside, hehe. Do you like the present I made for my Sister-in-law? It is their engagement photo. But it is her & her 2 kids birthdays tomorrow so I wanted to give her something special too. Arent they cute? To my scrapping friends out there this frame was from spotlight, but once again not full 30x30, the outside of frame is, so I had to cut LO down :(