Bellingham & Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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new eyes

It’s been a crazy, fun, sometimes intense, past several weeks. There was Quebec City, Vegas for WPPI, followed by the Virgin Islands less than 24 hours later, and less than a week after that, I had lasik eye surgery. Figured I was due for a good, old fashioned cold so I write this curled up on the couch with a foggy head. But that’s not the point.

The point is…I have new eyes! My old vision had no bearing when I picked up the camera, but freedom from glasses and contacts made the decision simple. Especially after hearing about a great clinic in Vancouver. The procedure went well – though uncomfortable – and the following few hours of recovery weren’t pretty. I was lucky to have Shane by my side (for better or worse!) holding my hand, forcing and keeping schedule of the (million) eye drops, and going out for food runs. By the evening, my vision had dramatically improved and since I couldn’t do much of anything (ie read, watch tv, use a computer) we listened to music and a spontaneous dance party kinda, sorta, maybe happened…Shane knows just how to cheer me.

You can imagine my delight when, going for breakfast at Starbucks the next morning, I could read the menu board with no help from contacts or glasses for the first time in forever.

I feel as though we’ve had a year’s worth of excitement, though we’re only at month #3. I’ll be lying low for the next few days but after that, much more is in store.

  • Jillian Tree - March 12, 2012 - 1:49 pm

    Congrats on the lasik! I know I can’t wait to get that sometime in the future, and have no need for contacts/glasses. And a spontaneous dance party sounds amazing :)ReplyCancel

  • anna - March 12, 2012 - 1:59 pm

    bless you, beautiful woman,
    you have the gift to touch souls :)ReplyCancel

  • Carlee - March 12, 2012 - 2:33 pm

    Happy to hear your lasik went good!! I have been wanting to have lasik done for years but have been a bit of a chicken!! Hopefully one day soon I will be able to read the Starbucks menu board on my own too!! Feel better Mikaela!!ReplyCancel

  • Corinna - March 12, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    So glad to hear you’ve got new eyes, Mikaela… that’s great news! Enjoy!

  • Whitney Lane Arnett - March 12, 2012 - 4:38 pm

    My aunt had her eyes done there. I am hoping to get it done by next year at the same place. I`m a little freaked out though!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith Sledge - March 12, 2012 - 5:18 pm

    That’s AMAZING. Crazy what doctors can do! So glad it worked! :DReplyCancel

  • colleen - March 12, 2012 - 8:13 pm

    so excited for you!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda - March 12, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    So now you’re in bed with a nasty clown????ReplyCancel

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