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Monday, May 28, 2012


to my computer.  I had eye surgery this month, actually twice this month.  I guess I should start at the beginning.  I had cataract surgery last year.  Afterwards both eyelids began to droop.  It's called ptosis for those of you who want to know.  As time went on I could hardly see, especially at night.  So my doctor told me he could lift my eyelids and here's the best part...Medicare would pay for it!!  There were several "worst parts" that went along with the surgery though.  First, he did my eyes one at a time, two weeks a part. The second thing is that he does it under a local anesthetic......which means shots in your eyelids and eyebrows....yikes!!!  The reason for this is the doc wants you to be able to open your eyes so he can see how your eyelid looks as he is shaping it.  Once he got my lid the way he wanted it he did give me some anesthetic.  The first part was just mildly painful and my eyes are more open now, so I think it was worth it.

The only way I have been able to entertain myself is on my computer.  I can't make beads because my vision is blurry in the most recently done eye...a flame and no depth perception is a dangerous thing!  So I know everything about every Hollywood starlet who's name I don't even recognize.  I know what to do if your iPhone will not get out of headphone mode. I have seen most of Europe from Google Earth.  I have looked at paint chips for my living room walls, I know which beaches have the best sand, and which city has the most expensive houses.  I am bored to tears!  Tomorrow I get my stitches out and hopefully begin a normal life.  I look forward to spending a meaningful day with my torch !!


  1. You poor thing it sounds so painful, I hope all goes well for you tomorrow, I have pain in my thumbs at the moment, it hurts to write and crochet, I can't remember a day in the past 3 years when I haven't had a hook in my hand so I can sympathise :)

  2. Harriet,
    I had cataract surgery last month.
    Is THAT why that eye lid is droopy??
    See the Doctor nest week and will check it out. Glad you mentioned it.
    Mary C.