But that's not what the post is about. I went to the eye doctor's this morning for my annual eye exam and discovered that my cataracts are finally "ripe" and have made the appointments necessary to receive new eyes. My first appointment is the same week as my birthday, and the second one is in mid-December. Wow! The late November appointments are because it's the earliest this very in-demand surgeon has available. With all the restrictions on my activity during the time I have this done, I'm wondering how someone who is as addicted as I am to exercise will manage. It will be worth it for new eyes, though.
Love the fruit art! Good luck with your eye surgeries. I've heard the results are great.ReplyDelete
The fruit art would be a wonderful start to the day.ReplyDelete
I have never, ever heard anyone with a bad word to say about cataract surgery. I am sure yours will go as well - and hope your downtime is minimal.
Such a wonderful little trail! Bet it was tasty too.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you will get your new eyes soon, though the time without exercise will be tough.
Awww - how sweet of Smart Guy. Good to hear you will have new eyes - yes, I imagine they will be worth the lack of exercise.ReplyDelete
Eyecatching! And then there's cataracts!ReplyDelete
Such simple but clever art!ReplyDelete
I have heard only good things about cataract surgery. And so you'll be able to see better, and thus better appreciate your partner's kitchen art!ReplyDelete
What a great artist your Smart Guy is!ReplyDelete
I am glad you get to have he surgery. Yes you must take it a bit easier, but I rode the exercise bike pretty soon after I had mine done. They used to say you couldn't bend over but my doc never said that.
I hope you have good results from the surgery! I have heard that you can get one eye done for close and one for far...so you don't need reading glasses...who knew! I like my 20 20 vision and get along fine with my reading glasses.
I have just recently become acquainted with the term "ripe" for cataracts. So, ripe fruit, ripe eyes. All will be well.ReplyDelete
Love the art work! So glad you'll be able to see more clearly. All the better for fully enjoying your hikes in nature.ReplyDelete
Far Side of Fifty wrote: "I have heard that you can get one eye done for close and one for far...so you don't need reading glasses"ReplyDelete
This is what I have done....standard cataract lenses mini-mono. I don't need reading glasses after my cataract surgery....that's convenience + saving money.
Please google cataract mini-mono, and ask your doctor. Most doctors will not mention/offer mini-mono.
And NEVER NEVER pay extra for premium cataract lenses.
My wife of 62 years had that done several years ago and afterwards no longer had to wear glasses. She loves how well she can see nowadays.ReplyDelete
I'm sure you'll do just fine!ReplyDelete
I've learnt a lot on here about cataracts. I was recently told I have cataracts. What does 'ripe' mean? Is it the degree of sight loss? I didn't know about the mini-mono acquisition but years ago, when I wore contact lenses, I had one eye for reading and the other eye for long distance and that worked great, despite my reservations.ReplyDelete
Your Smart guy is obviously very talented artistically!
No doubt you will be nervous about the surgery. I will be too when the time comes, but like the others on here, I have heard nothing bad from people who have had the operation.
Sweet living art! Best of luck. Everyone I know with "normal" eyes has flown through the surgeries and been very happy with the results. :) :)ReplyDelete
Love the message he left you. So creative. You will be so delighted with your new vision that the down time will be a piece of cake. I have only heard great things about the surgery.ReplyDelete
LOVE the countertop decorations!!!ReplyDelete
And yes....eyes are much more important. At least priority, right?
Lovely fruit art!ReplyDelete
I hope all goes well with the cataract surgeries. My Dad had both done and it seemed a breeze for him apart from a little discomfort for a few days.
I popped over to ask how your sister fared through the hurricane? But then I checked Rita's latest post to see that Norma Jean was fine with only a little cosmetic damage to the mobile home. What a relief for you.
I hear it's a piece of cake. I know it's down the road for me, but I'm not noticing any difference in my vision; did you?ReplyDelete
David will have cataract surgery on Oct 17. It's his left eye only.ReplyDelete
How artistic. You have a clever guy, there.ReplyDelete
I've been told, that in time, I will need a surgery similar to cataracts, to replace the aging, yellowing lenses in my eyes. I gather, from my eye doctor, that medicare pays for such things.
I like the counter art, it looks like a beaded necklace. Let us know how the cataract procedure goes.ReplyDelete