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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Seeing the Humor


  The events of this past week have literally been eye opening in a very positive way. Maybe I should say "left eye" opening because I had cataract remove from my left eye. I cannot believe the difference this has made. 
  I want to thank everyone for your kindness and concern. Even though cataract surgery is routine for older folks, it is still nerve racking. I think it's that word surgery. Dr. Kenneth Neu and all the staff are the best. (I have warned them that there will be a couple of stories about them.)
  Anything medical scares me silly. When I am silly I talked 80 miles an hour and make jokes. This held true this week. For instance, I talked through the whole procedure, mostly in the pre-op and post-op areas. I told my very nice nurse Robin that I was a humorist and storyteller like my friend Jeanne Robertson. I am a fan, not like her. I blamed the "happy juice" on that. 
  At first, Mr. Bruce was putting the eyes drops in my eye. Of course, I kept blinking and not holding still so more drops went down my cheek than in the eye. I figured I'd better do it myself to keep peace in the family. 
  Mr. Bruce has been telling people he's a bit afraid now I can actually see. He said I might get a good look at him for the first time and kick him out. NO WAY, I think he is the cutest old geezer around. 
  I discovered the sky is actually blue, not grayish-blue. Isn't that grand! A couple little nuisances about seeing things more clearly...the floors are dusty and there is an old woman in my mirror.
  Being on computer and reading is still bothering me, so I'd better get off now. I'll be seeing y'all soon.
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