Yesterday, I got the opportunity to view the lasik process from a different perspective. I took my friend to get her eyes lasered. It was great! Because my eyes were already fixed!
My friend is very organized, so when I came to her house, she already had money for food in an envelope, a list of instructions for setting up the internet, and information about letting her family know how things went. Then we toddled off to the lasik place and waited for the prescribed hour before the surgery.
It’s always hard to give advice about something like eye surgery, because everyone is so individual. I told her that I was nervous the whole hour I was waiting, but then as soon as I got into the room, I was fine. It’s like going on a roller coaster–the worst part is the time it takes to click up. Once you’re going down, you can’t control anything–you might as well enjoy it. She told me that made sense and hoped she wouldn’t be nervous once she got in the room.
I was wrong. It was scary and painful for her. I felt so bad.
Fortunately, after we got back to her house, she was able to sleep and–like Robert Frost taking the road less travelled by–it made all the difference. Unfortunately, I needed to entertain myself in someone else’s house for hours on end. The problem is, you don’t want to be a snoop.
So, I just sat and needle needlework, ready books, and surfed the internet. I tried not to touch anything or look in any cabinets. Eventually though, I got very thirsty and felt like it was probably safe to open cabinets to find a glass for water.
Once she woke up, I went and picked up burritos (a very good meal to eat with your eyes closed, since it needs no utensils) and we chatted until it was time for me to go home.