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Friday, July 12, 2019

Eye Update

This is the Friday after surgery on Tuesday for the right eye cataract.  This eye started out a little dryer than the left, I think, but it has settled down and feeling much better.  Still getting up around 6 a.m. now and morning walk with Buddy is nice without so much sun.  Yesterday he had to go out around 4 pm and that was pretty darn bright.  In fact, my world is so bright now that I have had to turn the light down on my cell and laptop and just a little on my tv.  Who knew I was living in such a world of darkness while I purposefully kept lamps off because of the strain they caused.  That was my first comment with both eyes repaired.  Where the #$Q$ did all this light come from.  Gone is the yellow tinge and everything is bright and new. 

The right eye is still blurry, of course, and can't read the news on my phone so I was surprised to read about possible Hurricane headed towards Louisiana.  I should have known something was up when  I got a handout on Hurricane preparations from the office.  I haven't started filling the water jugs in preparation yet.  It still can go anywhere before it hits or dissolves - whichever happens first. 

The Grand Girls were going to come over this weekend so we could wish my daughter a Happy Birthday but rain is expected so I'm not sure what will happen. 

Life without glasses seems very strange.  I gave up contacts for glasses full time in my 40s so 20 years for pushing them up my nose is a hard habit to break.  I still find myself doing that.  I am also going to need a pair of regular sunglasses when both eyes are recovered I think.  I've worn what I call Granny sunglasses - the kind that fit over your eyeglasses for years.  Now I can wear something stylish if I want.  I'm sure there will be sticker shock when I go to look.  I think I'll take a look at Costco first.  The Grand Girls like to go to the snack bar there so we may kill two birds with one stone. 

I'll end for now as the screen is still to bright.  If there are major typing or grammar mistakes it is because I'm just not up to proofing.  Hahaha. 

More later .....


  1. Barbara, after your eye surgery for cataracts, do you wear contacts since you are no longer wearing glasses or don't you need either of them now?

  2. Glad to hear your eyes are doing well in this lighter and brighter world! I hope the hurricane fizzles out before it reaches landfall.

  3. It sounds like you are doing well, Barbara. It is great to hear from you.

    I hope you miss out on this bad weather!

  4. Happy to hear you're doing so well, Barbara. Praying for your safety should a hurricane develop. Hugs, Nancy

  5. Glad you are doing so well. The brightness thing reminded me of a friends daughter who had mastoiditis and when she was cured, she kept saying ,"Why is everyone shouting?" Hope you soon adjust to normal brightness.
    We should get some affects of Barry here in Arkansas, mostly rain. Hope you are spared. As long as the power stays on I'm OK.