Thursday, August 18, 2011


First cataract op tomorrow morning.  Had a call from the hospital today telling me that they want me to be there at 6.30 a.m.  I hadn't realised there was such a time in the morning.....gee, the streets aren't even aired at that time are they?

For someone who often sleeps in till 9 a.m. this will be quite a shock to the system but I am sure we will get there in plenty of time even if still half asleep.  Fortunately MOH is a good driver at any time of the day or night so no problem there.

If you are wondering why we sleep late, we tend to be night owls and go to bed late and often read for quite a while too.  We had years of having to get up early to go to work etc., so now that we are retired we do it our way.

Apparently I will be able to read, watch television etc., even though one eye will have a 'patch' over it but if I have to wash my hair (which apparently I can do the same day) I have to keep the eye shut.  So, I washed my hair tonight so that should be all right for a few days anyway.

Am I worried about this op?  Not really although I'm not a great one for eye drops and apparently one has to have a series of eye drops over a period of a couple of hours so that should be loads of fun.

The shoulder is certainly getting lots better.  Yesterday ultrasound and massage by Jenny brought further improvement to it athough some movements are still definitely not possible.

It has been such a dreadfully medical time of late for MOH and me but there were so many people in my life who didn't live long enough to have these problems so I must never complain.  Thankfully we are still here to face anything that life throws at us with the philosophy 'we are at least here to experience it' and one must always remember that 'at least pain proves you are still alive'.

With that I will say au revoir once again.  Looks like it will have to be an early night tonight and that will be a first for a while.

Everyone out there keep well and happy and be good to each other.


  1. Sending love for tomorrow. I know it will all go well and that you will love having your vision back. xxx

  2. Good luck Mimsie, I'll be thinking of you x