Friday, August 20, 2021

Tuesday I Had Cataract Surgery

Dear friends, 

sorry I've been silent again. On Tuesday I had cataract surgery and had to stay off the computer for three days. Even now, I'm keeping that eye closed just for good measure. Tomorrow I can do all things in my normal life again, but for three days I couldn't read, or use the computer. (So I listened to music and my Portuguese CDs. But really, I love being online and hated missing all the news. And no reading? Aaarrrrgh!)
But the surgery went very well. My surgeon checked the eye (left) yesterday and is quite satisfied. After my three week period of eyedrops is over, I have another appointment to get a prescription for glasses. Interestingly, the opthamologist does all the optometry testing/prescription as well. I have to say, I like the idea of one person keeping track of my eyes instead of two departments. It's a different system. And I do like my opthamologist, although I had a super one in Sacramento. She was great, too.
Rajan has an appointment next Tuesday, as it's time for him to get a new prescription.
Meanwhile, today I get to go out walking again! (I've missed that, too!)

I'll sign off for now but will be back soon. Everyone have a great day.

10 comments:

Mirka Breen said...

My father was so happy after cataract surgery, saying he saw colors better than he ever remembered seeing them. Of course, likely it was a matter of not realizing how much he was slowly losing in color vision over many years. The restoration gave him joy.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

You are so right. I hadn't realized how slowly I had become more and more accustomed to a dimmer world until it was bright again. I love it! Thanks for stopping by.

Elephant's Child said...

I have heard nothing but good things about cataract surgery (but would be completely bereft if I went without reading for three days). I am glad that your surgery went well.

Natalie Aguirre said...

So glad your cataract surgery went so well. I've heard that it really improves a person's vision. Glad you're back to going on walks with your husband.

Vicki Lane said...

So glad it went well!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I read this on your other blog, so am once again congratulating you on your successful surgery, dear Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Dear EC, "bereft" is a good description of how I felt. Thank goodness for music! :-) Thanks for stoppiing by and commenting.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Natalie, nice to see ou here. For some reason (dealing with cookies) I can't comment on your blog anymore, although I enjoy reading it. Yes, the vision is great! Every morning I'm so pleased to see a brighter world. :-)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks, Vicki; and thanks for coming by. Have a great day.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Good morning, Elizabeth (and Bleubeard); thanks for such supportive comments. Always nice to see you here.