Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Bright-Eyed And Bushy Tailed...!
Well, at least the bright eyed part is true!
Went to the VA yesterday and got the cataract surgery done on the left eye! So now, both eyes are done and I should be good to go for a while, Lord willing!
Eyesight is one of those things that can get worse very slowly until suddenly...you just don't see well at all! That's when you realize just how much you need it and depend on it!
My baby Sis was kind enough to take me there yesterday! Had to be there at the doctors office at 6:30 AM...which, in my book, is pretty early! I really hated to ask anyone to take me there and back, but the VA has some crazy rules about not letting folks that just underwent eye surgery drive themselves home!
Anyway, we got there by 6:10 AM, got into the prep room and then the operating room pretty quick. Out of the operating room, into the recovery room, then released from the place just before 9:00AM.
I thought that was pretty darn good! What made it even more special is the doctor came by recovery to check on me and said "I'll go see if I can get you a cup of coffee"...didn't even have to ask her! Would your doctor do that?
I may poke fun at the government and get mad at them a lot...but I'll be the first to say that the fine folks at the VA have always treated me fine. Treated me like a real person and not a number! I appreciate that...a LOT! They certainly have my respect and my thanks!
Now, my friends, to celebrate the new vision...let's get some coffee and sit outside for a bit! OK?