6 months ago today I was having my first eye operation to have implantable contact lenses, which corrected my short-sightedness.
It is still so amazing to me to now have "normal" vision. I had been wearing glasses (and later, contact lenses) since I was 12 - so 20 years of being blind. I was painfully self-conscious of my glasses, particularly because my script was so high. I always felt like my glasses were thick like bottles, and I always thought when I met people that all they were thinking was "man - she's got thick glasses" Even though logically I'm sure people didnt think that - you cant help but be sensitive about them. When I looked in the mirror with my glasses on, all I could see was glasses - stupid, isn't it? Especially when I think that there's so many people in the world with REAL problems.
But now that my vision has been surgically corrected, I keep catching myself doing things that you would normally do if you wore glasses. Pushing them back up your nose is one... there's nothing there anymore!! A few mornings I've gone to step into the shower and my hand goes up to my face to take my glasses off. The other night when I was particularly tired, I got into bed and reached up to my face to remove them, LOL I had to laugh at myself. Its like quitting smoking (I quit 8 years ago) - for a couple of years afterwards you find yourself at times of stress reaching in your bag for a packet of cigarettes, just goes to show how strong habit is, and why it takes a while to break it!
I'm feeling pretty good this week, yesterday morning I did a cycle class + 10 min jog, and after work I took the dogs for a powerwalk followed by 10 mins of sprints up and down my street. Last night I only had 4 hours sleep so didn't make it to gym today. Tonight we are going to visit OH's nephew for his birthday, where I'll be watching everyone else eat cake. I might take some strawberries to eat instead.
Tomorrow is my little cat Connor's 10th birthday. He'll be getting lots of cuddles and spoilt rotten for sure.