I couldn’t post this yesterday because I was having eye surgery but I did document the procedure throughout the day and here are the pics! This was the first time I’ve had surgery in about 26 years and my first time to use the Surgical Serenity Solutions headphones during surgery. The procedure was cataract surgery on the right eye with replacement with a multi-focal lens. It was supposed to be a very simple procedure, but as I said in the Day 5 blog post and video, just the thought of not being able to respond while someone works on my eye with a scalpel, was a little bit terrifying, so I knew that I needed the soothing serenity music in addition to their Versed.
When I first got there yesterday morning, it was still dark and cold outside, so here I am in the lobby of the Surge Center: Shortly after this photo, they summoned me to go back and be prepped for surgery. The very kind and patient pre-surgery nurse helped me out of my clothes and into my gown, asked me lots of questions and then I put on my headphones and started relaxing to the beautiful music.
After waiting for what seemed like an eternity and still being wide-awake, I thought I would make a little video for you: Here is the brief video that I made, and almost immediately after this I was wheeled into surgery;
The cataract surgery didn’t take more than 20 minutes, if that. From the moment it was over, I didn’t remember a thing about it even though I was not given a general anesthesia. I was given the drug Versed which makes you very relaxed and makes you not remember anything. I know that the music was playing the entire time and the team was able to do their work quickly and accurately.
I spent most of the rest of yesterday sleeping comfortably. Here’s is the documentation of that. The staff at the surgery center were all fascinated by the headphones and wanted to know all about their history and where they could purchase them. I’ll continue more about this tomorrow.