(note: The story of “Wall” ends here)
Shannon’s eyes are no better. At her three-week checkup, the doc’s office told her to hang tight until the next surgery, which they say must wait four months from the date of the original procedure. That means she gets to have all this done again and start recovery fresh in August, just in time for her birthday and our wedding anniversary. You may want to read my post on her experience to refresh your memory on what happened to her.
She requested that they write her a prescription for glasses to wear in the meantime. Although the lenses are much thinner than the bottle-bottoms she wore prior to the surgery, without them she cannot read street signs until it’s too late to make the turn. And, unlike the planned follow-up surgery, they were not free.
If this next trip under the “knife” does not fix her vision, then I’m considering going public.
A letter to the editor of the Dallas Morning News would be a good start. This surgeon is all over the airwaves here in the Dallas area. His commercials make it sound like you can get your vision corrected for $495/eye (the first HUGE fib), and in them he has supposed happy patients standing all around him smiling, like he’s some kind of God (when we all know he’s a robot).
There is no additional charge for the follow-up procedure. Good thing, because she would not receive it otherwise. And, I would have thrown what little power I have into a muckraking effort against this doctor. (that is very little power, by the way)
Now, Shannon continues her eye drops and we cannot sleep under a running ceiling fan (I still do not understand why her eyes are more vulnerable to a fan’s drying effects when they are closed than when open).