Saturday, August 17, 2013

I can see clearly now, the cataracts are gone

  It has been almost three months since I published. The reason being that I had cataracts in both eyes that made reading extremely difficult. I had surgery on my right eye in April. It helped, but my left eye was just as bad, and when I tried to read for any extended period of time, headaches would ensue.
   I always thought that my left eye was my "GOOD" eye, but I learned quickly that was not the case.
   And because of Insurance and work issues, I had to wait until recently to have my other eye done.
   But now that it is done I am grateful to God Almighty for my sight, something that even a decade ago might not have been possible. Because of 20 minutes of surgery, I have 20/20 vision in both eyes, and can read the computer screen comfortably, even if I have to adjust it to 125%.
    The left Eye was harder, My surgeon told me the cataract was tougher to destroy, and took longer, and collateral effect was that my cornea experienced some swelling, and it may take longer for the sight to come around. But three days after, it has, and I thank God.
   It amazed me that they used compressed air to obliterate my cataracts and then insert implants for my lenses. I have two cards for my wallet, one for each eye. And I was kept awake during both procedures so they could give me direction on where to look. Even more amazingly, I now have 20/20 vision in each eye.

     I wrote almost everyday, but I made so many typos it was embarrassing, So I held off publishing anything for two or more days, and in most cases, when I wrote about something, it seemed dated, so I didn't post it. That is about to change. I can see clearly now.