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Two Pieces of Happy News on a Wednesday

Two hours ago, I sent off the email with the latest set of revised files for the critique book. Okay, there are two tiny files still coming my way, but I don't expect any changes of real size, so I'm calling myself "done." I think the next step is the page design, and since I am completely artistically challenged, I am beyond pleased to think of this job in someone else's creative hands. And I can't wait to see what it all looks like. In each of the the how-to-critique sections, I've got examples of an overall written up critique, and a page of line-editing critiquing. When I typed in the info, it got the point across about what I wanted to do, but it looks pretty much like...garbage. I'm really excited to think about these being transformed into, well...not garbage.

The second thing is that I decided, once again, that this is not the month to do lasik. Maybe, hopefully, not the year. I know, I know--just lay down, open my eyes, and let them cut. And I might still go there. But my wonderful, genius, patient-saint-of-an-eye-doctor has come up with another way to try and make it all work with glasses. And, yes, while you will now get to see that old-fashioned bifocally line across the lenses when you meet me, I will hopefully have a vision tool I can work with.

Plus I got to pick out new frames, which is always fun. These are just a little less John Lennon/Benjamin Franklin and a little more...oh, I don't know. I'll have to get a new profile pic, and you can tell me.

So today ends with me once again revision and eye-slicing free. Which makes me perhaps a wimp, but a happy wimp.

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olmue
Jul. 9th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
Congrats on being done, and yes, I get the wimpness of not wanting my eyes sliced, thanks.

Someday there will be a better way to clear vision...
beckylevine
Jul. 9th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
They told me about another way--similar to the surg for cataracts. They put an implant lense over your eye. Ick. :)
ext_158080
Jul. 9th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
Yay! What a huge accomplishment!

The thought of slicing my eyes gives me the heebie jeebies. Stylin' glasses are much better IMO :)
beckylevine
Jul. 9th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
Your glasses are ALWAYS so stylin. I'm not sure mine are that cool, but they're different than the last 2 years, so... I know. People do this lasik thing so casually, and I know it always works, but I'm not there yet unless I have to be!
dlgarfinkle
Jul. 9th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Lasik does not always work, and sometimes has severe side effects. I believe the surgery is not regulated, so many of the side effects go unreported. I read an article about it in the Wall Street Journal a few years ago. It was scary.

I got bifocals last year (I'm also nearsighted and have an astygmatism in one eye), and they seem to work fine for me.

I'm glad you didn't have Lasik surgery. I know it's fine for most people, but for a small percent (larger than what's reported) it has terrible repurcussions.
beckylevine
Jul. 9th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
I know, I have this fear that that would be me. If it gets to the point where I really can't get glasses to work for me (there's this big disparity between the vision in my two eyes), I'll go there. But I'd really rather now.

Thanks, Debbie!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 9th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your finished revisions.... I hear you on Lasik: terrified, but when I'm squinting to make out who that is waving at me across the street....

Can't wait to see your new glasses.
beckylevine
Jul. 9th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see how well I see WITH them.
pjhoover
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
I had lasik (yes totally creepy) and LOVE it. It's about 15 minutes of utter self talk to keep one sane, but totally worth it.
And yay for being DONE with your revisions! I can't wait to buy it.
beckylevine
Jul. 10th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
I'll hold onto this, if I end up going for it, PJ. Thanks!

And thanks for the congrats. :)
writearoundsue
Jul. 10th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Get the Lasik! I got it done in June after 23 years of glasses/contacts! They offered me a valium and I took it. Piece of cake! Done in 20 minutes. Could see the next day. My eyes are wonderful now and I'm down one daily hassle. Can you tell I'm all for it?
beckylevine
Jul. 10th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
I know, I know. We'll see. :)
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