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Today I spent two hours in the ophthalmologist's office. They did numerous tests, made me look at various light shows, read charts and choose between lenses. But the outcome is positive.
It is safe for me to have lasik eye surgery. As my eyesight is poor (-6), there is still a great chance that I will need to wear glasses afterwards. However, when not wearing my glasses I will be able to see enough to function properly.
This means a great deal of freedom for me. I will be able to do things like swim, attend exercise classes, put on makeup etc all without feeling vulnerable and limited due to my poor eyesight.
I am concerned about managing my blood sugar during the post-op period, however. Managing the blood sugar is of course key to healing and preventing complications. The last time I had an op I was on rapid insulin, and my blood sugar yo-yoed like crazy. At the moment I am on metformin, but I fear that my current dosage will be insufficient to cover the post-op needs. I'm contemplating asking my doctor for a prescription for some long-acting insulin. This should hopefully get and keep my sugar down, without the exhausting yo-yo effect.