Sunday, August 19, 2012

Update On Cataract Surgery

Hi Everyone,

One of these days everything is going to get back to normal, but not quite yet.  My right eye has healed very well, and my left eye is healing.  Am I happy with the outcome?  Yes, I am. 

Will I have to wear glasses?  Yes, I will still wear glasses all the time.  Instead of trifocals, I will wear bifocals.  I knew this could happen, and it doesn't bother me.  Glasses don't have the stigmatism that they used to have, and I'm used to wearing them.

My optometrist, Dr. Queen, would tell me as a kid that I was very lucky to be born in my time period, or I would have been a blind little bird.  I believed him and was always grateful even though I had to wear glasses as thick as coke bottles back then. 

In a few weeks, after my left eye has completely healed, my ophthalmologist will give me a prescription for glasses.  Once that happens, I'll be posting more interesting blogs.  I have many topics that I want to write about.  Grin!  Some of them will be controversial as usual. 

Have a great week. 



Anonymous said...

I know how you feel Sandra. I have had cataract surgery in both eyes. Right eye was done over 2 yrs ago and my left eye was done a few months ago. Both have healed well and I'm so glad to be able to read clearly again. It was very frustrating when I couldn't be on the computer for long or read books. Nice to see you are doing well. :))I still wear my reading glasses only.

Miriam Newman said...

I have this surgery ahead of me, so am glad to see your report. I hope everything is back to normal for you in a very short time! :)

Gerri Bowen said...

I had my cataract surgery last year, Sandy. I no longer need glasses, but I'm sure that will change with time. Any improvement seems great to me.

Sandy said...

Hi Trisha,
I'm so glad to hear you did well with your cataract surgery. I was hoping I would only need reading glasses, too, but isn't the case.

Hi Miriam,

As soon as I get my glasses, I'll be fine. This is a very easy surgery, Miriam, so there isn't any reason to worry.


I'll be glad just to have bifocals instead of trifocals.

Thanks to all of you for stopping and your supportive comments.

Anonymous said...


I'm sure your new glasses will accessorize you beautifully. :-) Good news you continue to do well.

K.T. Bishop said...

glad you're better

Anonymous said...

I'm glad the surgeries have gone well, and look forward to you getting back to full speed soon!

Wendi Darlin

Sandy said...

Thank you, Casey, K.T. and Wendi. I'm looking forward to getting back to normal.

Suzy. said...

Glad to hear you're healing. I love reading your blogs! Suzy.

Louise Behiel said...

take care of yourself and get well soon, Sandy. I'm glad your surgeries went well and you're recovering.

Sandy said...

Thank you, Suzy. I love to hear someone likes my blogs.

Thank you, Louise. In a few weeks, I should hear for sure how well I've done.

toby magmire said...

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Sandy said...

Toby, thank you for your comment. I visited your website on cataracts and found it very informative. My doctor gave me antibiotic, anti-inflamatory and steroid eyedrops to take. My last appointment with her was this past week, but I have a followup in 4 months to make sure everything is still okay.