Friday, March 16, 2007

What a vacation!

Saturday, March 17th morning, India time.

Two days ago, in preparation for my departure today, I was busy calling up people to say good-byes, busy shopping for things to bring back, busy getting sweet requests from people, busy feeling bad about a four-week vacation getting over so fast.

And then, my eyes decided to act up (I think I will write a whole new blog about the experience). With my new 20/20, non-contact-lensed/non-bespectacled vision, thanks to my LASIK surgery of two weeks back, I had expected a world of difference in my life. But nothing had prepared me for just how much difference I would notice in so short a time.

Everyone I know who had undergone the LASIK procedure had not had any out of the ordinary problems. But of course, like in all other things (hehehehe), I am super special. Two days ago, the area around my eyes puffed up. I am not exagerrating when I say I woke up looking like a halloween pumpkin with two slits for eyes :-(. Apparently a cold (without which any trip to India is incomplete) I had caught had reacted with some of my eye medication to result in this unwanted makeover to my face :-((.

A panicked and rushed trip to the eye doctor got a report of super-healthy eyes with a not-so-healthy super allergy around it. With a minimum time of five days for recovery.

Which is how, instead of being busy packing and feeling homesick for my departure to the US today, I am sitting typing this post. I am staying put in good old Chennai till next week by which time I will hopefully be back to normal. My manager at work has been really nice about this unexpected 'vacation' extension, so I am a bit relieved. I guess a vacation with a face without too many defining features being visible and being forced to stay indoors isn't really much of a vacation, but at least I am at HOME :-D!

So people, please to postpone hiring the red carpet, flower girls, trumpeters etc. etc. for my welcome to next week :-P!

15 comments:

iamvisheshur said...

which doc did u go to??

Thanu said...

enjoy ur extended vacation... getting nice and warm here in BA.

rads said...

aw you poor thing ;-p
Enjoy your new perfect vision and home :-)

where did u go do the LASIK? *just morbid optom-interest* :)

Archana said...

iamvisheshur - Went to Agarwal Eye Institute.

Thanu - Thank you :-) - ah, will be good to see nice weather when I get back!

Rads - lol :-)! Sure will! Agarwal Eye Institute...

Yuvaraj said...

Hey, Thats great, have an nice extented vacation.

You have got a really a nice blog, but it would be more good if the content is focused on the matter rather than so many curves. :)

Archana said...

Yuvraj - thank you :-D! But what do you mean by 'so many curves'? The smilies?

spk said...

vanthutellaa....

ithukuthan boys paathu 'wink' panna kudathu...

Saranya Kishore said...

Hey Arch!

Hope you had a lot of fun, before the eye mishap! :--)
Take care and hope you feel fit as a fiddle soon.
Come back and you better make up for all these silent weeks in your blog. :--))

Archana Bahuguna said...

There you are finally with a post :-). Hope you recover soon with bright and shining eyes :-). And do enjoy the extended vacation as much as you can. Its HOME after all :-). Tc.

Ginkgo said...

super duper vision eh...:-)
Good good...
And yeah, dont forget the pack of sweets tht u promised me..;-)

Jeseem said...

everyone has left the carpet, trumpet and all and left happily to enjoy the 1 more week of peace :-)

get well soon

Archana said...

Spk - where did you get the idea I was winking X-(!

Saranya - vacation was super awesome, thank you :-)! Am all set to bug you all with lots of posts :-)!

Archana - hey, new pic - nice! Yup, nice extended vacation - am back now though *sigh*!

Ginkgo - Sweets-a? Who are you man :-P!

Jeseem - ROFL :-D! Thanks!

smiley said...

Do write a blob on th LASIK surgery u had, will be good info for all of us

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