See you later!
Door opened. Walking on the cold floor with my naked foot. Claws of nervousness is climbing up my spine.
A male doctor assistant in scrubs, with mask, guiding me to a changing room. After changing into pyjamas look alike clothes, sitting on a chair. He covered my hair with cap, my foot with foot cover. Drop few drops of anesthetic in my eyes. I said I am nervous. His soothing soft voice did some comforting, and is relaxing me. But the buzzing sound of laser machine calibration is so disturbing, and making me nervous again. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. *gulp*
"Please follow me."
Stepping into the clean room, for treatment. Everyone with mask, can't see clearly without my glasses. Who is the doctor actually? Dr. Sim, where are you?
"Ms Naomi, please lie down."
Ok, lie down on a bed. Putting my head in a U-curved hard pillow.
By this time, now I know there is the need of 10% can't refunded payment term. I feel like running out now! Lucky the assistant with soothing voice covered me with a thick and comfortable warm blanket. Have some calming effect.
"Miss Naomi, please look at the red light and don't close your eyes" Dr Sim covered my left eye.
Actually she gave me briefing before the treatment, I can't close my eye. Because my eyeball may moved when I closed my other eye. Hypnotising myself with the mantra "Open your eyes, look to the red light...Open your eyes, look to the red light...Open your eyes, look to the red light...Open your eyes, look to the red light...."
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"Look down, look up, stare at the red lights"
Feel weird when the suction ring is attached to my eyeball, I can even feel the blade cutting. I told Dr. Sim. More anesthetic into my eye.
When the laser is doing his work, It took so long! My heart was screaming,
WHY DID YOU ALL LIE TO ME? YOU ALL SAID IT IS FAST! THIS IS NOT FAST! WHEN WILL THIS FINISH?
Actually it is not long. 15 minutes for an eye.It only took 30 minutes.
After laser, I can smell some burned smell. Proceed to another eye.
Can't see well after the treatment.
After 2 hours, have to start dropping tear drop and antibiotic drop to eyes.
Can't go to dusty place.
Can't let water into my eyes. Hence I can't wash my hair that day, and careful when washing my hair, for a week. I wore sunglasses when I go shower, to avoid water splashing in my eyes. I still wash my hair myself. Water flow with gravity. Keep you chin high enough, so the water flow from head to back, not to front.
Can't touch my eyes.
Have to wear eyeshield before sleep. I bought a RM5 sunglasses, so I can wear to sleep. Once I only wear eyeshield to sleep, and they unstick itself and fell off. Lucky my mind set to not touching my eyes. I always had the nightmare of me touching my eyes when I sleep and cause complication.
Ok that's all. Vision is still not clear after 2 weeks. See you doc before Christmas!