Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Freaking Out!

Now, I know that this mostly an irrational fear. But, I am affraid of becoming blind from my surgery on Friday. Now, I know - irrational. I G*ogled and it didn't come up with any testimonies of such. (Although in my craziness, I quickly thought, how would they be able to communicate via the computer if they were blind?) And the doctor only provided a less than 1% statistic that this would happen.

My irrational brain quickly goes to the fact that I more often than not fall in that less than positive statistic. PCOS 1 in 15 or 16-25%, annovulatory PCOS, treated with Clomid 80% ovulate and 40% get pregnant, IUI, and still no baby. But on the bright side (for lack of a better term) Clomid, I did ovulate and it was only 40% chance of pregnancy, and my IUIs only provided a 20% chance each - I definitely fell on the high side of those statistics.

But, I've had strange things happen to me that are slightly uncommon. I've had a tooth filled with a metal filling and a resign filling and an electric spark resulted every time I flossed that tooth. The odds, less than three percent.

I'm a little worried. Please, please, please delurk and provide me all the positive vibes. Send me good hopes. Send me your positive stories. Tell me it will be all right. Because I know this is irrational.

Who needs scary movies or Halloween spookyness? I have my own head.

Happy Halloween to all! And thank you very much for your comments to my previous post. I tried my new stuff and so far so good. It didn't leave it very dry. But, I plan to use your suggestions if it doesn't work.

11 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

wishing i could calm your nerves..thinking of you

Anonymous said...

Dianne- I had the surgery done in August....and it was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I, too, had horrible vision. I wore glasses, then contacts, since third grade. It was so liberating, albeit hard to comprehend, that I never would have to put in contacts or wear my big coke bottle glasses again. You are going to wake up Saturday, take off the plastic goggles they make you sleep with, sit up in bed, and think you are dreaming. My only advice- take the lovely little pill they give you to rest afterwords. I slept the whole day away. Get ready for a new you!

Anonymous said...

Dianne- that last comment was from me...Eileen from the Venting Room. I forgot to post my info. Best of luck! :)

PCOSMama said...

I've known a few people to have the surgery and they all love the results! The only complication I'm aware of with any of them is the pharmacist I worked with still needed reading glasses, but he was at least 50-something when he got the surgery so that's not too unusual. Definitely don't know of anyone going blind!

Don't worry, you're going to be so happy when it's all done! It's normal to be freaking out, but try to just relax (ha, where've you heard that before?!)... it'll all be worth it!

Samantha said...

Good luck, Dianne!

dearjenn said...

Dianne- I just know this will go off without a hitch- and I'm so glad you posted about it! I used my leftover flex dollars last year to get braces (minor corrections but couldn't bear to lose the money). Now that I know lasik is covered I am going to contribute again for next year! My thoughts will be with you and I will be so jealous when you can wake up in the morning and read the alarm clock without fumbling for the glasses!

Waiting Amy said...

Everything is going to go fine! They have been doing these surgeries for years and have all that technology to help them (and it is a help, not a problem!).

I just know you are going to love it. I can't wait to do it sometime!

TeamWinks said...

My mom had hers done, and she loves the results now. She did have a flap fall over, and needed to wear a patch for a few days though. It was not a big deal. My neighbor also had it done, and she still needs reading glasses. However, this is much better than glasses all the time. So, those are the two people I personally know, and both are happy they did it.

jennifer said...

my Father in law had vision correction surgery and he says it was hands down the best decision he has ever made. my mother in law has the same fears you have, and he has almost talked her into it...thats how happy he is with the results. they do thousands of these a year...they know what they are doing...i promise. and you will be in and out on probably 10 minutes...and then you will be saying "why didnt i do this five years ago???!!!???"

JJ said...

Best of luck--Ill be sending good thoughts your way!

hope548 said...

Delurking! It's going to be fine! And you're going to love your improved vision!
Wishing you peace and calm!