The strangest thing was watching the surgery from the inside. This was mostly a matter of a strange light-and-shadow show - but right at the very end came one of the coolest things I've ever seen in my life: Suddenly the (admittedly constrained) world around me quite literally unfolded, and I caught what seemed like a remarkably clear glimpse of the machinery above me before the surgeon put the bandage over my eye. To be sure, I asked her if unfolding the lens had been the very last thing she did. She was very excited by the fact that I'd seen it happening - apparently that's quite rare.
And now, time for a very belated morning coffee --- and breakfast!