Friday Roundup: Eyes, Taxes, and Life

by Kristina on April 20, 2012 · 5 comments

Happy Friday DINKS.  It’s Friday April 20th and in 5 days I am having eye surgery.  My right eye is crossed and has been this way since birth.  After 31 years of having crossed eyes (or as my parents say a lazy eye) there is finally some new technology that can improve the look (and straightness) of my eyes.

This eye surgery is purely esthetic; it will not correct my eye prescription or vision.  I am not nervous about my surgery; I am actually more excited than anything else. I can’t believe that I am actually going to be able to wear contact lenses without be self conscious about the way that my eyes look.  The only thing that I am a little bit scared about is going under the general anesthetic.  I am a little bit scared that the general anesthetic won’t be effective and that I may be awake surgery. But that is just my own little fear, I am sure that it won’t happen.

Have a great weekend DINKS and enjoy these posts from around the web:

Budgets Are Sexy asks “How Far Would You Go To Pick Up a Penny?”

- Adaptu wants to know if you are superstitious in the post “Life Insurance on Your Partner: Smart Move or Bad Omen?”

Money Ning talks about the dreaded income tax season in the post “Taxes Hurt, Even Deductions Sometimes…”

Enemy of Debt confirms financial individuality in the post “Debt Freedom Is Not One Size Fits All”

Credit Karma helps us become financially healthy in the post “4 Ways to Get a Better Credit Score Now”

Photo by puuikibeach



{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Modest Money April 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

Wow I didn’t realize they now had eye surgery to fix crossed eyes. That’s great since people with that problem can probably get pretty self conscious about it. Even if someone doesn’t care if you’re crossed eyed, it’s just natural for our eyes to be drawn to that and probably make the person even more paranoid about it.

2 Jenna, Adaptu Community Manager April 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Thanks for the Adaptu mention! Good luck with your surgery!

3 Bethy @ Credit Karma April 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Thanks for the include!

On a personal note, I have a bit of a lazy eye, left over from a similar (though much less-advanced, I’m sure) surgery I had as a wee one. It’s not pronounced enough for me to need surgery now, but I’d love to hear the outcome of yours in case I change my mind in the future. Hope it goes well!

4 Kristina April 21, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Thank you everyone for the warm wishes. I will give you an update next week. Fingers Crossed.

5 Carrie Smith April 21, 2012 at 10:25 pm

You will be in my thoughts and prayers while the surgery is happening. I’m excited for you!

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