Because I am an artist and I hate wearing reading glasses I decided to have my eyes adjusted for closer up and wear glasses for far. I also decided to have my astigmatism corrected. Then my first surgery was moved up by 2 weeks leaving 6 weeks between the two surgeries. So here I am with a much improved left eye seeing pretty well close up and the other eye still seeing through a progressive lens (I have removed my left lens). It's left me temporarily feeling a bit woozy and with changed depth perception when walking. I hate the thought of waiting 6 weeks for my second eye so I am on a cancellation list hoping my surgery will be moved up. I know that lots of people choose monovision (one eye adjusted for close, another for far) and their brain can adapt so I hope my brain will kick in soon and start to interpret the difference. I can still see ok for distance and hope I will be able to drive once I see my eye doctor on Tuesday.
The trouble is that there are so many choices in catarract surgery that it makes your head spin. I was happy with progressive lenses before so I am fine with having to wear corrective lenses if it will bring me back to the way it was - just no reading glasses please! We have come such a long way from when people became blind or had to wear thick glasses for life. And I remind myself that, in some parts of the world, people still go blind from catarracts. So I guess I need to stop complaining, be patient, and be thankful.
|A Postcard from Monika at My Sweet Prairie|
I did have a lovely surprise when I returned home the day of my surgery. A few weeks ago, Monika Kinner-Whalen at My Sweet Prairie asked people to guess which books she had just purchased. I came close and she sent me a lovely prize - a fabric postcard and a calendar. Her photo of teepees in winter was chosen for the December issue of this calendar - a beautiful surreal scene. Thank you Monika!! It really cheered me up - even though I couldn't really see it clearly till the next day:)
|Monika's Calendar Photo|
It was nice of mother nature to provide two days of snow last week for my entertainment so, equipped with sunglasses, I spent some time watching the storm and taking a few photos.
|View in front of my house|
|Drifts from my front window|
|A strange glow in the evening sky|
|I loved the way the snow coated each branch|
|After the Storm|