Monday Musings on Tuesday about Makeup…arrgh!

Here’s me after first cataract surgery wearing my pirate shield at night for three nights to protect my eye. Day following surgery I tested 20/30 in right eye and it may even improve so I’m already thrilled!

Surgery was simple, longest part was nurses sloshing drops in my eye beforehand for more than an hour. Oral sedation only, so it’s just relaxing. Was worried I’d see a scalpel coming towards my eye, but all I saw were blue, purple and white lights.

I can see fairly well for everything already but second eye will be done on September 6. Right lens corrects for distance and astigmatism, called a Toric lens. Left lens will correct for reading and will also be a Toric, so hopefully I will no longer need glasses.

I will, however, need tons of makeup as you can tell from my makeup free picture above. I’m frightening myself ever time I look in the mirror! It was easier to ignore the imperfections when I couldn’t see as well, lol!

Going without mascara for a month or so is one of the most difficult parts of this whole process, but I’m too afraid to take a chance on ruining things so I’m making myself wait 😞

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  1. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Fool the doctor’s orders. Take good care of yourself. Be well.

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    1. Yes, you know I will, but only because I’m afraid I’d damage my eyes! Hate being make up free. At least it’s still sunny so I can hide behind my sunglasses 😎

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  2. Makeup can wait. Take good care of those peepers! 😃

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    1. I know, but now that my vision is even better I can see all the imperfections! Yuk!

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      1. Hahaha! Life is full of trade offs, right? 😃😃

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  3. 3 years after corneal transplant and that little device is my best friend! I sleep with it every night.

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    1. How long will u need to wear it? I only found the tape a little irritating but the patch was very comfy

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      1. I still have 12 stitches in that eye so I wear it until they come out. I’m known to rub my eyes at night so it’s just a precaution. But the tape is the worst part.

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      2. Oh, sending good thoughts for continued healing💕

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  4. How awesome Dee. Can’t wait to hear how good it gets.

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    1. It is great to have better vision, all kidding aside. But I hate how I look w/o make up. At least there’s sunglasses 😎

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  5. I bet you will be thrilled when you are all healed. Forego the makeup, you’re lovely! 🙂

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  6. Great news Dee. Makeup can wait!

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  7. I think by the end of that month without makeup t will be strange to go back to it! Best of luck in healing and the other surgery!

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  8. Such a sweet lie! Thank you lol

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  9. Nope I will definitely wear mascara again lol!

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  10. For the record, I support anything called a pirate shield.

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    1. Lol, my grandson was pretty impressed with it!

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  11. Your fear was the same thing I worry about when it is my day in the barrel. It’s good to know the sharp, pointy thing coming towards my eye will not happen. I truly appreciate your sharing that. Wishing you a quick recovery and an equally successful surgery on your other eye.

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  12. Hee Hee! A brand new light in our bathroom had the same effect on my daughter and self. She was 17 though, so I didn’t feel so bad!
    I’m happy you’re doing good!

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    1. I have a feeling it’s all part of the plan that our vision softens as we age!

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      1. It’s the kindest thing really.
        My friend’s mum, who was elderly, used to get up every morning and jump start at her image in the mirror. “Ahhhh!” she’d screech. “That’s NOT me!”
        lol

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      2. Hahaha! My mom colored her hair until she passed away so at least I can’t say it’s my mom’s face I’m seeing!

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  13. That is the downside of corrective surgery. My vision is so bad that if I look in the mirror without my glasses on, all I see is a peachy colored blob. Fine with me.

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    1. Haha, yes, it’s kind of against nature, I think, to improve your vision as you age! But I’m loving it for driving and reading street signs.

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