Update About My Eye

Nyu-chan
By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2012-12-07 12:50:04 -0600
Started 2012-11-07 21:34:02 -0600

My eye has been causing me pain at night. My doctor put me on special eye drops for it. I went to my eye doctor today, and I told him that I want to have a glass eye to be put in. He agreed with me. He is going to send me to another doctor that will do the operation. I don't kow why, but I am nervous about being put to sleep.


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100 Acre Woods
100 Acre Woods 2012-12-07 12:50:04 -0600 Report

I think a lot of people have problems with the smallness of the CAT scan machine. Even doctors say they would become claustrophobic if they had to have one. The answer? Ask for a wash cloth to lay gently over your closed eyes. There is hardly any weight to it. Then think peaceful thoughts. If you are really bothered, the doctor can order a Xanax or similar type of medication be given you about 30 minutes prior.

Fefe12
Fefe12 2012-11-11 01:28:15 -0600 Report

Being put to sleep is scary. I think it has to do with not having control. Ive been put to sleep several times. Its not as bad as you would think. The doctors and nurses are very nice and do their best to put you at ease. You even get a shot to calm you down before you even get to the operating room. Honestly you will be ok. Try hard not to stress about it and tell your doctor how you feel. I did and they really make you feel safe. Good luck and let us know how you do.

Nyu-chan
Nyu-chan 2012-11-11 13:05:42 -0600 Report

Thanks. I guess I was scared, because of wearing a mask. I am a little claustrophobic. With small tight places, like a phone booth, or believe it or not… that little thing you go in for a CAT scan or any of those type of Xrays.

Fefe12
Fefe12 2012-11-11 13:29:22 -0600 Report

Im not sure what the practices are where you live but they dont put a mask on you till you are asleep. So you shouldnt have to worry about that. Lol, there are so many other things to worry about. Like did you remember to do your hair! You know important stuff like that. Ask your doctor how he does things. If he is good he will explain till your comfortable.