Thursday, May 30, 2013

I can see clearly now...

On Tuesday I had cataract surgery on my right eye.  As surgeries go, and thankfully I haven't had many, this one is pretty much a 'piece of cake'.  Day surgery where you're not even full zonked out - that's the best kind.

Of course I had to ponder eyes and the wonders that they bring every day.  And also be ever so thankful that mine are still going strong, that there is surgery such as this that can keep me seeing well and remind myself not to take something so important for granted.

I'm thankful today not only for the beauty I see around me, the ability to read the words on this screen and the wonders I have yet to see -- but for the fact I can see them a bit clearer than I could before.

"And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day that ever my eyes did see."  - Donald Cargill


  1. Glad that the surgery was successful. I have always said that if one of my senses had to go, I'd rather it be my hearing than my eyesight. I wear glasses to read with now and hearing aids to hear with.

  2. I needed this post, Penny, this procedure is in my not terribly distant future. Thank you for the thankful and thoughtful insights (no pun intended). You can always be counted on for those, and I shall remember them when my time comes. Heal well!

  3. I remember my Grandfather finally being persuaded to have a cataract operation twenty years ago, and just being able to see better cheered him up immensely. That's one form of surgery I'm very glad they invented!

  4. I'm glad the procedure went well. It's always good to be reminded how beautiful this life is. Terry's poor body has been through so much more than mine, but I am reminded frequently how lucky we are that medicine has come such a long way. And remember, wear sunglasses!
    xx, Carol

  5. It's wonderful to hear that the surgery was so successful. I'm going to pass this onto my mum, who'll be needing this op soon but is really scared about it. Take care of those eyes!

  6. Glad thats done!! My mother in law wouldn't have the surgery, and suffered with eyesight troubles needlessly for years. Glad your not so stubborn!!



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