The surgery went as planned. Despite a last minute issue: the night before I started getting a sore throat. But, after speaking with the anesthesiologist we decided to go ahead. General anesthesia was used so I don’t remember much beyond saying hi to the surgeon. I did not get to see the doctor afterwards, as far as I can remember. But, he did use the better procedure that only replaced a portion of my cornea instead of the whole thing.
We are back on the boat, and starting my recovery. Karen is taking excellent care of me. Tomorrow I go back for the first checkup and get to talk to the doctor.
Just wanted to let you all know that everything went well so far. And thanks to everyone for the kind thoughts and prayers!