August 25th I went to renew my driver's license and got a surprise of you have to go fix your eye.
September - bought $400 of drops - no they aren't cheap. Given a coupon of $75 and insurance paid for some of it. 10% from WalMart. Ended up paying: $124 ...didn't have enough ... Hawked off some stuff to get it done ((lost the stuff)). ((I sold a few comic books. I lost internet for that month too.))
Applied for Care Credit - get this, this is good for all doctors ... all vets ... all hospitals
Found out I had a HRA of $1700.
October 13th I got my cataract removed and a lens implant put in.
It was a rainy day and I was nervous as hell. They put me under to numb my eye socket and everything as much as they could. Woke me up on the operating table. Taped my head down so I couldn't move it. Placed a operating badge theater of the eye where he cut a window to work on my eye. Keep putting this weird sticky fluid in my eye like that movie Fire in the Sky. Yes I still felt a little during the surgery even still. The laser was bright and I tried to relax as much as I could. I wasn't suppose to move an inch mind you. When it was done, I am unsure if there were stitches... I am guessing there were. They dissolved I suppose. I did pass out twice that day after the event and taking a nap. I am unsure if it was getting up too fast or eating too much. I made damn sure I didn't fall on my eye. Got to see two cute EMS Firefighters though.
Lots of drops for like what seemed forever. I went right back to work... If I done this over I would have taken a week off.
I still owe for the anesthesia, but I hardly had to pay anything out of pocket.
I am back now.