Tuesday, February 14, 2012

~ Happy Valentines Day ~

To all my sweet friends...

I hope you all have a wonderful valentines day filled with love, joy, peace and happiness. 

Also maybe some candy, flowers or bling. ;)


This will probably seem strange but Mr. Primcat and I don't really celebrate Valentines day. I decorate for it... but I'm not into the hype of it all. We try to show each other love and appreciation everyday... and neither of us feels we need to have a set day to do that. He will I am sure buy me half price roses tomorrow... and I will I am sure cook him a nice dinner tomorrow... but tonight... we are cleaning house. lol. Romantic eh? We think so. ♥

So... lets do an eye update. 

Getting better everyday! 

How great is that? I still have major moments of wacked out weird vision but it is getting much better everyday! My periods of good vision are getting longer and longer and my periods of bad are getting shorter and shorter. 

I have been asked again and again if I wish I had not done this because of the nightmare the last 3 weeks were... and I want to say very clearly...

I am so glad I did PRK Eye Surgery.

What I do wish for is that the Dr's had been more honest about the healing time. PRK is a major eye surgery that takes time to heal. It’s way harder on healing than lasik. They did not clearly explain that in their sales pitch. They told me 3-5 days. Even now if you go on their website it says

“The patient is left with a corneal abrasion that takes a few days to heal, and the vision improves slowly over several days.”

FYI… that’s BS and I wish they would take it down. No one heals from PRK in 3-5 days. No one. They remove the epithelial cells from on top of your cornea and minimum it takes 2 weeks for those cells to regrow. Then minimum it takes a month for those cells to flatten back out so you don’t have vision disturbances. I wish they would have just told me that. I realize that doesn’t sell the surgery very well… but I still would have done it. I just would not have been so stressed about it because I would have understood what was happening and why.

Right now I am waiting for the “scab” to come off. That first layer of cells that grew back needs to slough off so I am looking though newer flatter cells. Any day now. :)

The only thing that is still getting me is that I’m light sensitive. So things with light will set off that wonky double triple vision thing. Driving when it’s dark, early morning and night, the TV going from dark scenes to bright scenes and especially the computer monitor. But those things are also getting better everyday so I am sure in no time that I will crystal clear all the time.

So no… I do not regret this for one second. It sucked and if I would have known I would have planned better but it was very worth it. I can see so clear now for hours and hours at a time with out disturbances… and it’s awesome!

House wise... I have been busy redoing the kitchen in the last week. I think I’m done for now. “for now” lol. You know how that is. I will start on the living room next. I have some really fun ideas for the door corner. I’m thinking gardening theme. I will be busy this Saturday on our shopping trip so I will probably wait to start on that until next week.

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


Beckyjean said...

Have a wonderful day today Carmen!!


Cheryl said...

Have a great Valentines Day Carmen.
Hubby and I are just relaxing today as he has to work this evening. I am like you and do not make today special, we just feel the love all year long!
Glad to hear the eyes are getting a lot better.
Have fun,

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Happy Valentines day

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Happy Valentine's Day Carmen!
Keeping you in my Prayers that your vision will be as good as new, soon! Take care!


Traci said...

Happy Valentine's Day...tomorrow, LOL.. ♥Traci

Raggedy Creations said...

so glad your eyes are getting better Carmen


Holly said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too! Hubby and I don't make a big deal out of the holiday either. So glad your eyes are continuing to improve! Have a great day!

Never So Simple said...

Happy Valentines Day to you also Carmen. Glad the eyes are getting better each day. Ray and I weren't big on Valentines Day either. Once we decided to go out to eat we waited 3 hrs just to be seated. Needless to say we never did that again. I'm like you show your love everyday. I know I miss mine.


cynthia lee designs said...

Happy Valentine's Day.
So glad to hear that your eyes are better. We need your vision to be good on the shopping trip...so that you can see all the wonderful prim goodies.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Holy Crumbs, Carmen, I was thinking you had something like lasik surgery. That is very misleading. We don't do anything special either for Valentines...but still a good day to wish special people peace joy & love! Back atcha! ~*~Lisa

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Oh, I've been waiting to hear you say that the clear vision is lasting longer and longer. I'm sooo happy
for you.
Blessings and Hugs,

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Happy Valentines Day!!!
Glad to hear you're starting to see a clearer now!
Prim Blessings

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope you heal up soon! Take care of yourself, sweet girl! And Happy Valentine's day! ♥♥♥

Tiff said...

Happy Valentine's day to you too!

My hubby and I are the same way, it's not a huge deal around our house. In fact, the only time we have been out to dinner on Valentine's day is when we were dating and last year was the first time in ages that I got chocolates :)

I'm glad to here your vision is getting better. You were one brave soul to go through that, it makes me squirm just thinking about it(and no, I didn't watch your video!).
Can't wait to see pics of the kitchen!

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Carmen!
Have a fantastic Day!


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Hi Carmen,
We don't really celebrate it either.
Some years I get flowers, some years I don't.
And no I don't get mad when I don't.
To me it's just another day.

I'm so glad your pillow arrived safe and sound.
And thank you for the thoughtful card.
I'm sure it looks great on your porch bench.

Oh and have fun cleaning tonigh. :)


Fran. said...

Happy Valentine's Day Carmen!! SO GLAD you are doing better!!! XOXO Love, Fran.

annie said...

So glad you are healing, hope your entire week is great with your Mister!

Raymond Homestead said...

Happy Valentines Day! Glad you are doing better!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I'm glad your eyesight is getting better. I was praying for you this morning! Can't wait to see your new decor!! Enjoy cleaning and your roses tomorrow!

Patti said...

I'm glad to hear your vision is getting better. Hubby and I don't really go all out for Valentines either. Happy Valentines Day!

Prim Blessings,

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

yeah they need to explain these things better so you can know what to expect..how to live life for the next month or two..don't understand why they don't tell you what you need to know so you don't panic when something weird takes place..same thing with my hysterectomy..any way..glad you are getting progressively better each day..and a garden theme..I love it..and i bet you find some awesome stuff this weekend to add to it.;)

Tolentreasures said...

Glad that you are healing well. Drs need to get a lot more honest about stuff like that! At least you have no regrets though, that is a great attitude!