July 21, 2008


Last night I went on a Mia Wallace date with our buddy. (You know, where he has to take his friend's wife out for a five dollar milkshake. Minus the drug overdose.) Listening to him complain about dating woes just made me miss my husband so much. I am so lucky to have found such a great guy. And his buddy misses him too, so we were going back and forth talking about how awesome my husband is. That was fun. The next time I have to fill out some email forward about my favorite hobbies, I plan to include "swapping stories about my fantastic husband."

And today, I got a phone call with some surprising news. I went back to the eye doctor last Thursday to re-run all the tests, and then he crunched the numbers three different times to triple-check the results, and we're a go flight on the eyeballs. So I get it done this Thursday.


On Friday, I will be able to see. If you wear glasses or you've had Lasik, you know how huge this is. I will be able to see. I've worn glasses since the 3rd grade; before that, I thought it was normal that the entire world appeared blurry. But on Friday, I will be able to see. This is so exciting to me that I can barely contain my joy.

I will be able to see.

Posted by Sarah at July 21, 2008 03:05 PM | TrackBack

Congrats! I wore glasses from age 4-12 and then something happened where my eyes corrected themselves (not sure how that works) and I got to ditch the specs...but they always warn that I'll have to have them again when I get "older". Freedom!

Posted by: Nicole at July 21, 2008 04:18 PM

Congrats on getting to go through with Lasik after all. And good luck. I could never do it. The thought of having anything done surgically or with lasers to change my eysight really creeps me out for some reason. My husband wants to do it, but I shudder every time I think about having it done myself. I have had glasses since 5th grade, but my mom let me get contacts in 8th and I have never gone back.

Nicole, my brother's eyes corrected themselves, too; I think farsightedness does sometimes (I was always nearsighted, so that didn't work for me). When he was a kid he had thick glasses, but by the time he left for college he was wearing one contact and the other eye was corrected. He rarely wears glasses now, but has been told that he will probably end up going nearsighted as he gets older.

Posted by: Emily at July 21, 2008 04:28 PM

Way cool. I am going to save up and have it done net year.

Posted by: Reasa at July 21, 2008 05:04 PM

AFG had his eyes done - and he is SO GLAD that he did! His eyes went bad when he was 12 and he grew so fast they couldn't keep up. He went from 20/200 in one eye (can't remember the other one, but it was pretty bad, too) to 20/20 and 20/15.

So, one day he couldn't find his glasses without his glasses, the next day he was spotting hawks flying on the horizon.

He LOVES it.

Posted by: airforcewife at July 21, 2008 08:57 PM


Entirely too awesome.

Posted by: Deskmerc at July 21, 2008 09:10 PM

Yea! You CAN has lasik! I jealous, and working it to have the military to pay for it! Muahahahaha

Posted by: Darla at July 21, 2008 11:46 PM

That's the most awesome thing evah!

Posted by: Mare at July 22, 2008 12:35 AM

You'll love it! The neatest thing - waking up in the middle of the night and being able to see the clock and go to the bathroom without putting on your glasses! Best money I ever spent on myself.

Posted by: Pamela at July 22, 2008 01:55 AM

sarah - i am hoping to hear you have a positive experience. I have been thinking of Lasiks for a few years now but am terrified. I have worn glasses since 2nd grade so I totally know how you feel.Good luck. Keep me posted

Posted by: keri at July 22, 2008 09:12 AM

This is TOTALLY huge and you will be sufficiently amazed. I knew it would be a big thing when I experienced, but ACTUALLY experiencing it was pretty miraculous to me.

Enjoy your first, fresh look @ the world!

Posted by: Guard Wife at July 22, 2008 12:55 PM

Sweet! You're getting lasik on my birthday! I'm so happy for you!

Posted by: Green at July 22, 2008 01:28 PM

This is awesome Sarah! I am so glad for you. I hope that it's just like on TV when they sit up, look at the clock, and can miraculously read it perfectly!

Posted by: Hope at July 23, 2008 01:24 PM