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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Ready or Not, Here I Come

Just a quick check-in.  First, the apartment.  They have painted the metal staircase, fence and braces with the black paint.  It does look much nicer.  They haven't started on the lattice work (different color) around each balcony yet so I put my plants back on the porch for today and tomorrow but will have to bring them back into the house for Monday.  It seems they are starting the process here in the front where I live so at least I will be finished first. 

Fever blister has healed nicely and Eye Center confirmed Tuesday appointment for 9:30 check-in.  They said plan to be there 2-3 hours; it gets cold so wear warm clothing; I can eat a light breakfast (so that will be good for my insulin).    I'm not sure if my daughter has to stay and wait.  Anyone have experience with this?  I'll call Monday and ask. 

My sleep is all over the place.  I have gone to bed at 8:00 am several times recently and gotten up around 4-5 pm.  I'm not going to fight it until this is over. 

I ordered the extra sterile tears the Eye Center recommends from Amazon.  The Eye Center gives you some so don't know if I will need extra but with my allergy eyes I figured it wouldn't hurt to have plenty around.  I will also have the special drops which will be taken for four weeks with a descending dosage each week.  Lordy. 

I also ordered puppy pads and toilet paper from Amazon.  Two things you cannot be without when you are house bound!  I expect I'll be driving soon but just in case.  Hahaha.

I'll keep this short since it is just excitement chatter. 



10 comments:

  1. I took a book and stayed at the doctors office but others left. Leaving their phone number so they could be called back. (I didn't want to have to try to park the truck again. Lol.) We get our pee pads at Costco. They were cheaper than Amazon the last time I checked. Will be praying all goes well on Tuesday. Let us know as soon as you feel up to it.

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  2. All the best for a good outcome.:)

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  3. I hope you are as happy with the results of your surgery as I have been with mine. BTW, I ended up with dry eyes as many do and have to use eye drops twice a day but that is the only negative.

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  4. I’ll be thinking of you on Tuesday, Barbara. Good luck!

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  5. Sounds like you are prepared. Sure hope it all goes smoothly and you barely notice. Keep us posted if you can.

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  6. Hope your surgery is a breeze and that you love the results! If your plants aren't back in their permanent homes before your surgery, ask your doctor if their are any lifting restrictions (since you mentioned a couple of larger plants). Cataract surgery has come such a long way! I remember when my mother had hers done in the mid 70s, and she had to be in a dark room for a week or so, no reading, knitting, basically any activity...drove her crazy!

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  7. Sounds as if you are well prepared for your surgery! As for your daughter staying with you, I would definitely call and ask prior to going in. I think different places have different rules?

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  8. I love it when things get spruced up. Nothing brightens up things more than a coat of paint!

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