I was going to do one long post but I thought I would break them up with their own individual titles.  Why?  Because I can.  I’ll probably write another about our weekend away down to Lyme Regis.

Today is the day I head into Reading for my eye laser surgery at Optimax.  My 1st appointment is at 3pm and they’ll take the measurements etc I’m assuming.  They said they’ll give me my actual treatment time then and it could be anytime from 3pm until around 6pm which means me and my wife may need to wander around town for a bit while we wait.  I don’t mind.

I’m getting quite nervous and excited now.  I mean, I’ve had glasses since I was about 13 years old and I don’t actually remember life without them.  Having glasses was horrible when I was younger and I was very self conscious about them.  Glasses were not the best thing to have when I was younger either because other kids made fun of people with glasses.  There was definitely a lot of negativity towards glasses and I think that this sticks with someone.  I mean, how can glassess be just as good as not wearing any? 

I remember my mum getting me a pair of clip-on sunglasses when I was younger so I would feel like a fit in better.  I also remember getting prescription sunglasses once.  They are just not the same.

I’m even more conscious of the fact that I’m wearing glasses now because of the impending surgery (usually you just forget they are on your face).  I notice the scratches on the lenses or how they hurt the sides of my head sometimes.  I notice how I have to clean them all the time or take them off for a bath or shower.

As far as running is concerned, I’m looking forward to them not being there and sliding down my sweaty face.  I’m also looking forward to being able to run in the rain or drizzle without having my sight restricted.  I also keep thinking about going to running club during the winter and how my glasses always fogged up whilst I ran (I give off loads of heat!).

I’m very thankful that my wife has been so supportive during all of this because it feels like a very big thing I’m doing.  I thought it would be easy-peasy (simple) but I am finding it a bit more stressful than I thought.

Overall I’m very excited and can hardly wait for it to be done!  My wife and I will head into Reading early this afternoon and “Zap, Zap, Zap” it will be done.

I’ll have to ask how it affects my running and when I can run again.  I’ll be sure to update you all (whether you’re interested or not) on the results and what it is like.  I’m sure it will be amazing.

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