Monday Musings about Medical Procedures…

I’m apparently falling apart physically, bit by bit. To go one year without some sort of medical procedure is still a pipe dream for me!

Within the last five years I went from hearing my eye doctor say you have the start of cataracts, let’s keep an eye on them, to I have good news and bad news — Your vision has gotten so much worse, but it’s only because you have cataracts! Yes, he’s a very funny, cheerful guy.

I suggested they might be genetic because my sister, mom and dad all had cataract surgery and he said, sure, let’s go with that😂. The other possibility is that I’m simply getting closer to that magic age, so, yay!

But the final straw came a few weeks ago when I slipped on dark wood stairs at my friends’ house and realized when I looked down I just didn’t see the stair. I’m still getting over the aches and pains from that mishap…

So, as a public service before I hurt myself again or injure someone else, I’m having the surgery this Friday on my right eye and in two weeks on my left. If I’m absent for a bit again, that’s all it is and I’ll be back soon, new and improved once again!

This morning I’m off to have some test for astigmatism to see if they can use Toric implants to correct it. Wish me luck!

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  1. It’s been a rough few years, Dee. Best of luck and see you soon. Yes, pun intended 😁

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    1. I really am looking forward to getting my good vision back! Should be pretty easy from what I understand

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  2. Keep it up, and you’ll be the latest bionic woman. 😃

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    1. Hahaha, isn’t that the truth?

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  3. My Dad had cataract surgery this past year and he’s 92. For a man who said for years that he saw perfectly well and didn’t need the surgery he’s done a complete about face. He was amazed at how much better he saw and he tells everyone that he’s seeing out of new windows from his old body. Good luck with the surgery and I hope you recover from your fall. I fell at the beginning of July and it took about 6 weeks to completely recover. All this extra padding seems to serve me well when I do fall (no broken bones).

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    1. Haha, you’d think I have enough padding, but injured a toe on each foot! Excited to get my good vision back!

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  4. Sorry you’re having a rough go of it, Dee. Fortunately cataract surgery is fairly quick and painless by most accounts. And you won’t believe how much better you see! Sneaky little cataracts. Best of luck with everything! ❤️

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    1. I am kind of excited about it rather than nervous. And maybe not needing glasses for distance— yay!

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      1. Yes! My uncle was able to ditch his glasses and just use readers for close up viewing. Hope that happens for you too!

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  5. I thought farmers had all their shit together.
    HAPPY MONDAY

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    1. You are so 🙃 ! Hope you’re enjoying the sunshine!

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  6. My wife had both eyes done in very quick succession. Excellent and instant results, no complications whatsoever. Everyone I know who has had the corrective procedure has been surprised and delighted with the renewed vision.

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    1. That’s good to know! I’m looking forward to better vision!

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  7. Wishing you well as you go into this. I too have only heard good things from people who have the surgery. Praying for you during this season.💜🙏🏻

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Hopefully a very easy procedure!

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  8. Remember, just another day at the office for those guys ❤ All will be well, and all will be well…Blessings dear Mz. D ❤

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    1. You are so right! Thanks😘

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      1. Love you, girlfriend 🌿🍃🌿

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  9. Good luck and best wishes! Thinking of you. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, excited to be able to see well again!

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  10. Lots of love and speedy healing to you! ❤

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    1. Thank you! Should be relatively easy from what I hear 🙃

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  11. I wish you the best of luck. Get well soon. Lots of love and prayers.

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    1. Thank you, Shweta, I’m excited to see well again!

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  12. Good luck, Dee. Wishing you all the best.

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    1. Thanks so much. I’m excited to see better w/out glasses!

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      1. Glad you’re seeing the positive! (Pun intended. 😊)

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  13. Oh boy. Not fun, but I’ve heard amazing things about the cataract surgery. Nothing like having good sight again!

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    1. So true. I’m more excited than nervous really!

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  14. Wishing you a speedy recovery and sending good thoughts your way 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Doris! It hopefully will be snafu free!

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  15. good luck, it’ll all work out!

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  16. A colleague of mine recently had cataract surgery and he was so happy he did. He said he hasn’t seen that clearly in years. It’ll all be fine for you. Speedy recovery.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I’m really hoping for a great result!

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  17. Had one eye done and it was amazing to see better again!

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    1. Good to know! I had the first done, second on 9/6 but I can see pretty well already!

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  18. Wishing you the best of luck and get well soon! I’m, too, at the age where the body seems, not only to fall apart but self-destruct! My thoughts are with you.

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