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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

At Last I'm F'eye' ne!

It's been much longer between postings than I expected! That was in mid-June and now it's  August and we are in France again -- for an all too short 6-weeks...

The eyes are now 'healed' and with the second operation I found it problematic to do certain things -- like reading, for example. But particularly I found it quite a strain to spend much time on the computer.

After the first operation it was easier -- only one eye was under strain while the other was completely comfortable. But it was quite a change when both had been done with only two weeks between. Monday it was six weeks since the second eye was done and I now am feeling much more back to normal. But, unfortunately, we have no Wi-Fi at the house and I now rely on either my phone mobile data (very expensive!) or coming into town to the Wi-Fi Centre and a few hours of Internet Bliss!

I now have great vision -- and only need spectacles for reading and the computer. But it's very strange being able to 'see' from first thing in the morning. Now I cannot do any close up work or reading without specs -- a small annoyance, but still takes some getting used to... There was one close call about four weeks ago. I was outside taking the washing down from the line. Since the 'line' is a rope tied onto the house at one end and a tree at the other, it is necessary to have a long pole to bring up the middle and allow the laundry to 'fly' in the breeze. As I was taking down the last t-shirt on the line -- right next to the pole -- the pole suddenly sprang forward and hit me about 1 mm clear of the left eye, the one operated on about 10 days before! I saw stars, I can tell you. And it did jar the eye and there was for a few days deterioration of the vision -- what a freak accident!

But now all is wonderful -- I can wash my hair without worrying about getting water in my eye and I can even dare to wear mascara!

36 comments:

  1. Good to have you back Kathie!!! I'm glad you have 'regained' normal vision. I hope you are enjoying your vacation and that the weather gods will be on your side, so that you can relax in the best of circumstances. Martine

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    1. Thanks, Martine. We are having a great vacation and the weather has been perfect for relaxing. But my goodness having two 12-year-old grandsons can be demanding!

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  2. Oh, brilliant, Broad! I will confess to getting a bit worried at not having heard from you about the second op, so it's great to know that all's well, despite your close encounter with a clothes-prop! Enjoy the rest of your time in France.

    Our French stay is being curtailed this year too, as I have a provisional date of September 17th for my op. I feel so much better about it having read your accounts of your surgery.

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    1. The clothes prop was very scary -- really shook me up. But my guardian angel was on the job and now all is well. I will be saying a prayer for you on the 17th -- I am sure you will be glad when it's all over. In the meantime hope your summer has been as good as ours!

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  3. Good to see you back - and I'm glad the eye-work has gone so well.

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  4. So glad you got to this point! You give the rest of us hope for speedy recovery for when our time comes to have those cataracts removed.

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    1. It's quite amazing to have such fantastic results. Now in mid-August all is completely back to normal! Can only hope that everybody has such great results.

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  5. Glad to read that your operations have been successful and that you are enjoying your time in France.

    We have telephone and internet at our French house that we suspend whenever we are not there. The process is very simple. We tend to let it run from Easter through to October and suspend for the winter.

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    1. The trick for us is to get the telephone line upgraded. It's so annoying when all around us people can get the Internet. Thank goodness I can at least access my e-mail through the cell phone -- but the temptation to access the Internet on the phone is very tempting and ends up being quite expensive.

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  6. It is good to hear from you again, and I am so pleased that despite a little clothes line prop incident, all is well with your recovery from surgery. I hope you are having a good time in France. I'm back in England just for a few weeks, and looking forward to a long and peaceful autumn back in France.

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    1. Hope you are well, Janice and by now back in France. It's been such a lovely summer here this year -- just enough rain to keep everything green and lush.

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  7. I'm so happy that your eyes are now working better and the surgery was a success. But be careful out there. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks, Stephen. Hope you're having a great summer!

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  8. It's so good to hear from you again. Glad that your eyesight is better and so happy for you to be in France. Enjoy!

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    1. It's great to be in France again. The time seems to by flying by -- but the weather is great and we've had some lovely times with friends. Hard to believe next week we'll have to start packing up the house until next year. Still, it will be good to be back in England. Now it's time to plan for a trip to the States in October...

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  9. Welcome back.

    Isn't vision great, and after the surgery COLORS! Who knew?

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    1. Thanks, Joeh -- the whole experience is extraordinary!

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  10. I have missed you ..you old thing you x

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    1. John, you say the sweetest things -- older and grumpier by the minute! ;-)

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  11. So glad to have you back. I hoped all was going well; who knew the hold us was the darn internet.

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    1. Thank you so much Joanne -- and for your earlier message. Much appreciated...

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  12. Such great news! My husband was so nearsighted his whole life that he opted to have glasses for far vision and needs no glasses for close work. I will do the same when it's my time for cataract surgery. Coming soon... :-)

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    1. Thanks, DJan. It is taking some getting used to -- not being able to see close up without spectacles. I don't know that I will ever get used to getting up in the morning and not having to reach for my glasses!

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  13. No wonder you are thrilled! It is good to see you posting again.

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    1. Thank you, Jenny. 'Thrilled' is a perfect word to describe how I feel.

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  14. Dear Broad, I'm glad that the worse is over and that you are experiencing the good aspects of the surgery. Like you, I now need glasses for close-up work and for reading and the computer, but not for other things. It's sort of amazing because I've been wearing glasses since I was fourteen. I hope your vacation--minus laundry line freak accidents--is being totally enjoyable. Peace.

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    1. It does take some getting used to, doesn't it, Dee? But I'm not complaining!!! France has been very enjoyable -- but I do miss that Internet connection!

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  15. Good news to have your eyes again. The washing pole incident, could have been really nasty, what a good job it missed your eye.

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    1. It is a miracle that it missed my eye -- it could not have been closer. But as Shakespeare said, "All's Well that Ends Well"!

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  16. Welcome back!
    You'll be seeing all kinds of things differently now, with greater confidence and even more colour!

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    1. One of the things that is amazing to me is that when I go swimming, I can see!

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  17. Congratulations and condolences! I had my eyes "done" few years ago; I can see well enough to drive without glasses. But I do need them for reading and computing, like you.

    But unlike me, you are abroad (or is it a broad?) with a (new) view.

    Vacances heureuses!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    desert.epiphanies@sasktel.net
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Rob-bear. Really made me laugh -- so appropriate, too!

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