Thursday, September 22, 2011

Crazy Amazing

I really don’t know what else to say…. the results of my LASIK are crazy amazing! I am praising and thanking my Heavenly Father for this precious gift of “sight”. 
PCLI and their staff are phenomenal. The pre-op process and actual surgery went extremely smooth and the post–op recovery has been much better than I expected. I do believe I have had an excellent experience. I know that others have may have had valid complications but I have had none, truly not one. At my one week appointment yesterday my right eye was 20/20 and my left eye …which was formerly legally blind… 20/25! This is just short of a week out and according to PCLI and my optometrist I can expect possible improvement in my vision over the next 6 months! The best part of the surgery... outside of my vision of course… was when the surgeon stated that he likes to pray before his surgeries and asked if I would mind if he prayed with me! In my research of the different LASIK facilities I was drawn to PCLI because of their depth of experience with LASIK and Cataract surgeries and what seemed to be an “underpromise/overdeliver” feel from their website. I was also drawn when I read the comments from patients and what seemed to be a thread of thankfulness for the humble, kind attitudes of the surgeons.In quite a few notes it was also mentioned that many were prayed with prior to surgery. What a blessing it was to have the nurse holding my hand telling me about the missions trip they were going to be doing soon to take this surgery to a third world country and perform it where it is greatly needed and then to have the surgeon pray with me… crazy amazing! As for the actual surgery…well, hard to describe in a blog post but I can say it was quick and truly not as scary or uncomfortable as I thought it would be... not at all. The actual laser time was 3-4 seconds on my right eye and 7-8 seconds on my left. The entire actual surgery time... from start to finish... less than 10 minutes!!!!
 It is still hard for my brain to comprehend that I don’t need to put in my contacts in the morning or slip on my glasses at night! Waking up in the middle of the night and being able to see everything including the alarm clock...crazy amazing! I cannot wait to go swimming with the children and be actually able to go underwater and see when I pop back up...crazy amazing! There are so many “oh wow…I can see that” moments throughout the day …it truly is a whole new world and I am lovin’ it!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!


  1. I'm soooo happy for you Chessa!!! I can only imagine how awesome it must feel! God is sooo good to provide a praying surgeon and staff!

    Love you!

  2. I am SO happy for you, Chessa! That's great to hear! It makes me hope someday I can do that...what a great success story. Thanks for sharing. :)