Friday, May 9, 2008


Well kids, here I am, the day after. The procedure went well. You are not totally out during the surgery. They put you under for about 5-6 minutes when they numb up your eyes. Other then that, you are concious the rest of the time. The doctor asks you several times to look at his finger and follow its movement is so he can judge the muscle repair of your eyelid. I was never in any real pain, but I admit it is not comfortable during or after. My eyes are now watering quite a bit. I had a hard time closing my eyelids yesterday, which is a strange feeling. I slept in the recliner last night. They want you to keep your head above your heart to help prevent pooling and bruising. My doctor wrote on my EKG report that I had an "athletic heart," and not to be alarmed at the low heart rate while under anesthesia.

The anesthetist noticed this and wanted to know what I did for fun (this was before she put the drugs in me). Of course, I mentioned cycling, turns out she rides too, just not as seriously as we do. She asked if I did the Ironman and I told her yes, she said it was too darn cold for her! It was funny to listen to the 3 women yakking about everything during the surgery. Dr. Schmitt didn't say a whole lot while he was working. At one point, one of the nurses mentioned that she saw a photo of Hillary Clinton from a few years ago. She said she actually looked pretty in the picture. Dr. Schmitt said it had to have been airbrushed!

I asked him when I can ride, he said to wait a week. Not sure if I should do the Cable Classic or not, that will have been 9 days. We'll see.


  1. Yikes Amigo! Looks like you got into a fight with a #2 shovel.

    Hope you recover quickly dude.

  2. It looks like you went a couple of rounds with Ali!
    Feel better, drink beer takes the swelling down.
    Athletic heart very impressive

  3. You look great! It's amazing what they can do with foreskin!


  4. Here is something to cheer you up...

    Hang in there dude!

  5. Hey Kenny,
    WOW, you drank waaaaay too much!


  6. So, you finally had to one up my Lasik and go and do this blasphemy thing instead! You may have won the battle Kenny, but the war will continue....
    Seriously though, I hope you have a quick recovery and are back on two wheels before you can say, "Holy Shit that hurts my eyes!"