Yesterday was doctor day and time for my annual visit to the eye surgeon. I never mind that. Dr. Jamie, my handsome, young, Harvard man ophthalmologist is always a hoot and I've liked him immensely since we met almost five years ago after my regular eye doctor discovered a cataract in my left eye. Dr. Jamie discovered that I not only had a cataract in my left eye but a tiny one in my right eye as well. A few months later, he removed the the cataract in my left eye (and I wrote about it here and here) and I knew there had been some changes. He thought it funny when I told him that I had blogged about it and I explained that I'd done so to help other elders understand that it was as scary as it seemed. (He thought the term "elderblogger" pretty funny, too.)
I knew that I was going to get a new prescription when I went yesterday because I had noticed a significant change in my vision that be came really apparent as I went through the exams. What I didn't expect is that the little cataract in my right eye had finally grown up and was ready for surgery as it hadn't changed in previous exams. Soooooo after marathon exams and over two hours at his office (can you say I was crabby?) Dr. Jamie announced that I will be having cataract surgery next month and asked, with a grin, if I was going to blog about him again. I grinned and said "Probably."
Sooooo today I've been trying to make arrangements for it. I have to see Dr. Maria and have her pronounce me fit for surgery and my next challenge is to find someone who will drive me to and from the hospital. That it will be really early is always an issue.
The good news is that this time I'm not scared and I'm actually looking forward to it and I'll be thrilled when I get my new glasses and that I might only need then for reading.
Hope y'all are having a great day!!!