Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Guess what's happening to me right at this moment?

If you guessed cataract surgery, you guess right.  After this procedure, I will no longer be dead eye Dick, so to speak.  The left eye was getting so bad that I was just pretty miserable all of the time and on foggy days, I couldn't leave the house because the weather made the vision in the left eye completely stinko.

Because I can't get both eyes done, I couldn't get the flexi-lenses that would correct my eyes to better than new condition.  I had to go with a fixed lens that will take my eye from -4.00 (with a bad astigmatism) to
-2.00 and no astigmatism.  We had to go this route so when I take my glasses off I can still function.  (Evidently people's sense of balance is affected one on eye is off by more than 3 diopters.

The doctor says that after the surgery I will be seeing clearly from both eyes in about two weeks.  That's the good news.  The bad news is that that until the left eye settles in, I can't order a new lens for my glasses, so I'll look a bit odd with one lens in and one lens out.

Until then, I'll be doing a lot of winking.


  1. A relative of mine had the surgery and is as good as new now.

    Why don't you borrow AyeM8y's pirate patch?

  2. mj's idea is excellent!

    must be the week to do things. my gall bladder left the building yesterday.

  3. oooo...fingers crossed for you! Hope it goes well.

  4. Thinking of you - I went with my friend when he had his done and he said that suddenly everything didn't look "smoggy" anymore - and we're in LA. It only took a short time. Wishing you the very best.

  5. Wink on, girl. Here's hoping everything went great.

  6. I know a few people who had very successful surgery, life changing even. Here's to a speedy recovery!

  7. Norma! Dearest - wasn't that procedure a walk in the park? Mine was - two years ago this February. Worst part was that they kept me over night for observation and my hospital roomie was an oxicontin addict with the DT's.

    Did they send you home, or keep you over night? They didn't have to do the MAJOR surgery did they?

    I am so glad that you had that nasty thing out! Now, rest sweetie and don't try and do too much. Don't even think about going back to work at the moment.

    But when you heal up, go eat some greasy food, even if its just one meal. You'll feel better.