Sunday, 23 August 2015

Sushi sushi sushi and post-op Lasik

Hello peeps!

A quick update (or maybe not) before leaving to Japan next wednesday.
Picture above taken at One World Hotel yesterday :3

I had a pretty chill week post-op,
plenty of rest and sleep after Lasik.
More on recovery at the end of post!

Boyfie's nose saying "Hello".

We had dinner at Sakae Sushi.
Just the usual. Boyfie and his favourite teriyaki chicken ramen.

After that, we went to watch Hitman Agent 47.
It was an enjoyable movie for me! But it has negative reviews online tho.
Lol. I'm easy to please.

Boyfie also gave me an unexpected surprise hehe.

It's our one year two months anniversary but I wasn't expecting anything!
He came to my house and asked me to close my eyes when I opened the door.

HAHHAHA. So cute of him!

He got me my current favourite snacks, a little purple balloon,
and two roses. Not two months la but one year two months. HAHAHAH.
I took the flowers out and put it in a makeshift vase

Hehe. I love flowers, but get sad with how fragile they are.
Maybe a more eco way would be giving potted flowers
instead of flowers in banquets??!?!

Red roses are my favourite flowers, a lil classic/typical.
But I do love how romantic and passionate it is.
Other flowers I like are lavender tulips and sunflowers.
I used to have sunflowers in my house!! They grew so tall and big. HEHE.
They were my favourite flowers growing up.

When I have my own house, I would like to decorate it with 
a lot of flowers and trees. Without some greens, everything looks so sad!!

Also, my week was full of Japanese food.
I think in this week alone I went to Japanese restaurants more than five times.

This was on another occasion with Edward at 1 Utama as well.
But at Hokaido Ichiba instead of Sakae, which is few shops away. 
Lol. Hokaido Ichiba is my current fave!! Cos of their kaki don!
I used to love Ichiban Boshi but their stuff is not as fresh anymore.
The one in Giza I mean.

Sea atlantis diving centre is just beside!
We saw a couple of people practising their dives in the pool.
Aww. Jelly!

This is my favourite!! Their kaki don.
Fried oysters. Crispy on the outside, chewy and gooey on the inside.
I didn't even know this thing existed until boyfie ordered
it a few weeks back.

Needless to say, what he ordered, became what I ate.
HAHA. I always steal his food and he always complains.
But he will regret it when I'm not around to steal his food.

Stolen food feels so much tastier.

I remember there was this Ayam Bubur McD and my brother and I
were fighting over it. Scooping in and out.
Then the next time I had one ayam bubur all to myself,
but sadly it did not taste as good as when I was fighting with my brother over it.
Maybe ah, the grass is always greener on the other side that's why.
We always want what we can't have. Lol.

Boyfie always make the "o" face when eating.

Unagi!!!! This was like RM16? I think?
I forgot hahaha. But it was quite worth it! Unagi rolls are usually quite exy.

Look at boyfie making the "o" face again.

This was another occasion at Sushi King... The Curve?? Eh no.
Sunway Pyramid. Edward was there to send his homestay guest.

Told you I've been eating Japanese like crazy!
Maybe because I'm going to Japan soon. HAHAH
Which is counterproductive come to think of it.

I wonder if I will like the food in UK :/
I hate food in US. Everything is so big and artery-clogging.
Fast food joints and huge portions. 


Sushi again.
Sakae sushi with Mei Yen.
She wanted to go Ikea and Daiso to do some errands

I ordered their lunch set, RM17 

So cute right hehe.


Oh my what have I turned into.

Hehe look at them torching the unagi!!

Their little ebi tempura boat! Or that's what I call them.

This was at sushi mentai menjalara.
RM1.80 for pink plate, RM2.80 for red plates.

Boyfie's three plates of unagi in one.

I love inari. And salmon. And tuna. And unagi.

Actually I love everything.

A little surprise for Edward's bday hehe.

A belated one! We went to Malacca but didn't blow cake there.
Can't miss blowing cake on his birthday!!

Hehe loves.

This was with Xuan at The Social
to discuss about Japan.

She's into white clothes nowadays ever since turning blonde lol.

This was King Jiat's bday.
Three days post-lasik.

It's so sad!!! So many bbqs are lasik and I can't enjoy them properly.
Second day was BBQ at boyfie's house.
Third day was King Jiat's lok lok.

My eyes were still pretty sensitive and fuzzy.
I brought my sunglasses out wherever I went.

Happy Birthday King Jiat!

Wish you to be a successful barista and soon a Cafe owner!

This was with Mei Yen at Ikea. HAHHAHA

So cute this type of bedroom! So cozy.
But instead of white and pink, maybe white and gold la 
to be more grown up.

And oh yes! Update for my first week after Lasik!


A little recap on where I left off:
I did my Lasik on 14th August 2015, Friday.
It has been ten days now. Time flies!

The one thing that became part of my life post-Lasik are eye drops.
They aid recovery and help lubricate your eyes.

The Maxidex (anti-inflammatory) one I finished about four/five days post-op.
The whole bottle lol. I still have Vigamox left, which is the anti-bacterial one.
I'll have to use that three times a day until it finishes.

The vials in the picture are regular eye drops.
Just artificial tears to lubricate your eyes.
For better results, I was recommended the preservative-free type,
hence the single-use plastic vials instead of a bottle.

It's quite expensive, about RM39 for 30 x 0.4ml vials.
I've tried Optive, Systane, Blink.
They all work quite the same.
So far I have about 80 vials at home.

I have to use them every two hours or when my eyes feel dry.
Sometimes when I'm out I delay a bit la.

After a month maybe you can use it twice a day? When your eyes feel less dry.
Then stop using when your eyes have recovered completely.
But I think I will be carrying eye drops with me for a while.
During Lasik, your nerves get severed so your tear ducts produce less tears.
The signal to tell your tear ducts your corneas are dry is weakened that's why.

Actually there was a point I was thinking if I did the right thing.
In the beginning my left eye was much slower at recovery than my right eye.
My right eye was almost perfectly clear about two days after surgery.
Left eye? I would say it was quite blur like the first days after surgery.
I could see and do things without any visual aid, but my vision fluctuated.

Doctor said it was normal since my eyes were still healing.
My left eye was 6/7.5 in the first day, right eye 6/6.
A week later, both are 6/6 or "plano" aka no power or 20/20.

Right now, I don't need any visual aid,
BUT! Sometimes when my eyes are dry or tired, my left eye gets a bit blur.
Sort of like a double vision effect.

I think it will stabilize more after a month?
My left eye was my dominant eye, and also higher power.
About 6.75. My right was 6.10

And yes. There were few moments I was thinking.
Girl you cut your cornea flap. Did you do the right thing?!
The first few days were shit I think, because my eyes were still recovering
and they felt dry constantly.

At night, there was also double vision and haloes and glares
At streetlamps, headlamps. They have a glow.
It was bad when I tried driving like five days after Lasik I think,
to Siet Yen's house.

But now it's quite okay, the glares have gotten smaller.

I think with Lasik. Doctors etc always make it sound like such a breezy process.
But it's not. Yes, you can see after surgery and you can "drive" 24 hours after surgery.
But will you be comfortable? No. Will your eyes hurt like shit and be sensitive to light? yes.
And you have to be patient with your eyes as well, because everyone's eyes respond to laser treatment differently.

But. Overall.. I can say I am glad to have done my Lasik treatment.
Because before this I was really really blind, like -6.75 refractive error blind.

Anyway, if you are interested, I would say...
go for a consultation with a clinic you feel comfortable with.
They will check if you are suitable. 
Your cornea thickness, eye pressure, curve of cornea etc.

I went to Vista Vision. About RM10 366 for both eyes.
They were okay la, but the centre was always busy so I feel like
the service is not so personalized. The doctors looked busy as well.
During my one week check up, Dr Aloysius was on leave so Dr Alan took over.
When it was my turn, Dr Alan was scolding one of the staff lol! He was asking
like how many more patients you want to give me.

But he was polite to me la. HAHHAHAHA. 
Awkward moment when you're the patient standing there.
Also, you have to wait for your appointments. Like, they ask you to be there
11.30pm, but the doctor might only be free to see you around 11.50pm.
But Natalie one was worse, she told me she waited five hours for the dentist!!

Vista Vision pros: experienced, won a lot of awards, doctor is a pioneer in lasik technology,
centre was near to my house

Vista Vision cons: expensive, centre always busy, doctors always in a rush

Overall it was okay. Because my surgery was quite smooth.
There are one day check ups, one week check ups, and one month check ups.
I went for my one day and one week one already.

They just use the slit lamp to check your eyes. And if you have any infections,
or your corneal flap moved/folded. Which would be a nightmare.
Luckily, I was fine.

Other Lasik centres I know are Optimax TTDI, KPJ Hospital, 
Pantai Hospital, Advance Vision PJ.

It's your eyes. Not something to be taken lightly.
If. You are not comfortable taking the risk, then DONT.
It's an elective surgery, not a necessary surgery.
Go with your gut.

You can still depend on glasses and contact lenses.
Lasik might save you money on those, but you do have to buy eye drops.
Lol. So far I've spent about RM70 on eye drops after I finished the four boxes they gave me.
Or 20 vials.

The preservative free ones are more expensive, about RM39 for 12ml.
Bottled ones you can get for RM10 for 15ml.
Plus, there is also a lot of wastage since some of the eye drops will get stucked in the vials.

Also, keep in mind that after Lasik, your power might come back.
If your eyes change. If your power comes back, it's not because of Lasik.
Lasik can only clear the refractive error you HAD, not the refractive error you will have in future.

That's why they recommend you to be at least 18 years old,
so by the time your vision is stable and there's less chance of that.

Also, you can't avoid age-related vision problems like presbyopia and glaucoma and cataracts.
But that is another story. HAHAHA.
I'm 21 years old, so hopefully I can take care of my eyes and be glasses free for at least 
fifteen years more. Which is okay.

Some people really suit glasses and look much smarter with them, especially guys.

I still have some redness left!
Those are called eye hickies or subconjunctival hemorrhage.
Caused by pressure of the suction cup, resulting in broken vessel in your eye whites.
They go away in a couple of weeks, like a bruise.
Your body will absorb the blood by itself! Lol.
They just look unsightly la, but they're not harmful.

The reds on the inner parts of my eye whites have cleared,
but the outer parts it's still red.

Please clear up soon lol I need to go Japan on Wednesday.
Also, I am pissing in my pants as the UK VISA centre
has yet to inform me that my passport is ready.

Without passport, can't fly to Japan.
!!!!! I paid for priority visa tho, it's supposed to be ready by Monday.
Late one day will be Tuesday, still can.
But... Wednesday morning I'm flying....

Kinda of pissed with how troublesome everything is.
I also paid RM8 for their SMS service and they've only SMS-ed me once so far.
Stupid. On the other hand, they gave me two emails already.

I would like to say that studying in UK is such a troublesome process!!!
The CAS letter, the tuberculosis test, the transcripts, the photocopying,
the scanning back and forth, the visa centre, the accommodation and tuition fees.

And then that Theresa May wants us to go back straight after we graduate so 
we can't find work there. Lol? You want the rewards of us paying a premium and contributing to your economy to study in your country, but you don't want to let us reap the end of the rewards? 
Such a one-sided deal.

HAHHAHAA. But I've already applied for everything.
I always hope everything will go smoothly, but I know shit always happens.
So be prepared.

Here's my red eyes.

Have a great weekend peeps!

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