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Finally Getting it Done

Just under 2 months ago I wrote about a dilemma I was having in my life. I asked for your opinions about getting eye surgery, or saving that money for a down payment on a house.

I have finally made my decision.

I will be having eye surgery in August.

A lot of factors played into my decision.

1) I absolutely hate my contacts, and I can not go out in public in my glasses.

- Some people may think my glasses thing is dumb (I know my dad does) but I can not even express to you the anxiety I feel even thinking about having to go out in public wearing them. So I thought of a good real life example for you: A few years ago I got super sick. For 5 days I was in pain, walked hunched over. I still managed to go to school (college) during those days, I don't really know how. But on the night of the 5th day, I got REALLY bad. In fact it was so bad I had to go to the hospital, and my parents were going to take me there. I could barely stand at that point. But while I waited for my parents what did I do....I all but dragged myself to my room to put my contacts in so I wouldn't have to go to the hospital in my glasses. It turns out I had an enlarged AND ruptured appendix. And I completely understand that this issue i have with my glasses is a mental thing, but I can't help that.

- I literally have nightmares (annoying not scary) about my contact lenses all the time. And I hate having to deal with them now (I loved them before because they saved me from having to wear glasses at school growing up) but now I hate them!

2) As soon as I finally get this over with I will no longer have the dilemma and stress thinking about do I spend the money on surgery or a house? Once it's done I can finally just save up the money like I wanted, with no future expenses getting in the way!

3) I was able to find a place that does the surgery quite a bit cheaper than before. It's still a lot, but it'll save me about $500!

4) I can not tell you how great it will be to wake up and IMMEDIATELY be able to see! That's something I think a lot of people take for granted...

*So I am taking time off work in the month of August to get this taken care of, and then I will feel more free!

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WordChazer wrote on May 27, 2015, 5:02 PM

Wow. Good luck! Glad you were able to reach a decision that felt right for you.

Began1988 wrote on May 27, 2015, 8:30 PM

Thank you! August can't come soon enough! It's going to draaaaag. But once it's done it'll be awesome! Haha. Now i just have to not let myself think about the actual surgery too much -_- freaks me out haha

wolfgirl569 wrote on May 28, 2015, 9:49 AM

Glad you have decided what you want to do. Hope everything goes great

cheri wrote on July 21, 2015, 8:23 PM

Good for the decision you are making. It is all for your own good.

Carmelanirel wrote on July 22, 2015, 7:46 PM

I hope all goes well, I seem to have missed many of your newest posts until I saw the one you made today about finding some movies.