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International Patients Day Surgery Day 1 and 2

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  • Posted By: fprioleau
  • April 28, 2010
  • 00:33 PM

Hello ladies and gents!

I made it to IPD day in cold and rainy Seoul, Korea and met 6 other patients that all included people from Las Vegas, Washington, Canada, and etc. There was a total of 12 that included other's from Japan and the places I mentioned earlier. Made some new friends in the process too. We all have now had our 2nd surgery as we had the right eye done on this past Monday and the left eye on Tuesday. The surgery went pretty good but the post op is a bit painful and the eyes are pretty sore. Everyone has also been on drops since the first surgery.

Day !:

We were picked up from the hotel and given our name tags.

When we arrived to the clinic, we were greeted with cameras and grettings from the staff. We all were amazed with the hospitality from Day 1!

Went in and had our pre-op talk with Dr. Kim

Read and signed all the legal documents...Ughhhhhhh, but we did it though

Took pictures with the some of the other patients with Dr. Kim in front of the clinic

Prepared for surgery with drops to numb the eyes. And assure we numbed up pretty ***n good! LOL....

Surgery begins and lasts about 10 minutes for me. I think the average is from 10 to 15 min.

A patch was placed on the eye we had surgery on and was sent to the waiting room for the others to complete theirs.

Headed to the Hotel Tiffany for the rest of the day.


Day 2

Day 2 was pretty much the same without the camera, glitz, and fame and we were out of there in about 2 hours. My team consisted of 4 people. Chris, Ian, myself and Janet. So not much else to say but the second surgery was a bit more painful afterwards but doable. Needless to say we all passed the ***l out later that day. LOL...

Before operation in waiting room

Pictures should be below.

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