ok, i've just had surgery 8 hours ago. i've been sleeping/having my eyes closed for most of the time since the surgery....
i'm here right now with the goofy protective lenses taped on my head, seeing much better than before, but not 100%. i have sharpness issues... which i'm told will be gone usually by tommorow. but overall, i feel good about the operation..
i handled the suction and flap part pretty easy because i was expecting it... but what took me by surpirse, and by far the scariest part of the operation was the laser itself.... it sounded like lightning, bright flashes, and you can smell something burning... layers of my eye. it was all painless overall, and since the anesthesia has worn off, it just feels like something is in my eye, similar to when a contact folds inside your eye and gets stuck somewhere in it.
i hope to start seeing better by tommorow.... what reassured me was that they had someone follow up on me just a few minutes ago... and the first thing i asked was that if it was safe to watch tv, read a book, or go to the computer.. he said just as long as you had your eyes closed/sleeping since the surgery, that i'm fine.
thanks to all that both reassured me and scared the living crap out of me. it prompted me to research a lot more than i have, and i know the dos and donts and feel confident of the outcome.