Thursday, September 29, 2022

I'm disappointed this morning; my eye is  still super-sensitive to light, 
and vision remains blurry.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

 New crown procedure went well this morning - and I was home shortly before 9:30.  

This afternoon I had my post-op eye check, and all is healing like it should.  I'm still extremely light sensitive (feels like a stabbing) but apparently that is normal, and should abate in the next few days.  Hope so!

 Yesterday's cataract surgery, and lens implant, seemed to go fine - though they had obviously overscheduled patients.  Though my appt was for 9:20, there was a wait for a bed in the back and I didn't have the first part, laser breakup of the cataract, until after 10:30.  Then it was another hour's wait for the actual lens implant surgery.  That meant I had to get additional doses of propofol via the IV - which really burned.

No pain afterward, but definitely blurry vision, like looking through a thick sheet of plastic.  Once home I had something to eat and then took a several hour nap (lingering effects of the anesthesia, I assume) before dinner. And then I still went to bed early.

This morning my eye remains dilated (which I find somewhat surprising) so my vision is still blurry.  I have a post-surgery check up at 1:00, and will find out how normal that is.

In the meantime, I will be spending the morning at the dentist getting a new crown. 

Monday, September 26, 2022

On the way home I stopped at the pharmacy to try (yet again!) to schedule a Covid booster.  Kristi recognized me (not that surprising since I've stopped in virtually every day), let me know that there had been an appointment cancellation, and said that if I was willing to wait she'd squeeze me in.  I was, and she did.  Also got my annual flu shot while I was there.

I saw that Tom had started mowing the backyard, and figured he was just taking a break.  Turns out a belt snapped - and unfortunately the repair guy is swamped (after all the rain everyone has been busy mowing) with a predicted turn-around time of 3 weeks.

After lunch Brownie came along for a ride, first to check out the exact location for tomorrow's eye surgery, and then to fill the gas tank - to the tune of $71.  Luckily I don't have to do that too often.

 Yesterday Brownie got home earlier than expected, so he went over to Mary's with me.  He was definitely interested in Pablo (the parrot), who is back after a 2-year hiatus living with her grandson.  But with Dominic in Scotland for a year Pablo has moved back in.  Meant to take a photo...

I found out that there was a reason Mary missed the fabric score-a-thon at the Bees on Wednesday; she had to make an impromtu trip to the ER, but happily she is fine!

I've set aside a whole bunch of goodies for her, including some really nice projects Carol had started but that no one else had scooped up.

Before we left I got to sample one of Mary's counter-top tomatoes - 


Rosh HaShannah, the Jewish New Year, began at sundown last evening.  

For anyone keeping track, this is the start of year 5783.

Off to the chiropractor in a few minutes - missed my appointment last week!

Sunday, September 25, 2022

 Yesterday there was a rat drinking from the watering sundial on the front porch.  I watched from my chair, and since it was taking its time I decided to pick up my phone and zoom in for a pic - which was when it decided to slink off into the bushes.  Now I'm thinking that maybe it wasn't seeing a bunny out the window that had Brownie so excited (and then focused for hours) the other day, but a rat instead.

This senior dummy experienced yet more frustration with my smart phone yesterday.  

And it's not like I was trying to hack into the Pentagon.

All I wanted was an address/website for red pins on a map...

 which SHOULDN'T be that hard!

But although I tried this and that for what seemed like a very long time (though it probably was "only" ten minutes) I never did figure it out. 

On the other hand, despite my technology incompetence...

Since the lantana aren't pulling out that easily any more, much of this morning's yardwork consisted of hand-trimming the vitex and privet "bushes" (more like trees) and cramming the detritus into the can.  

Now that I've showered I feel a whole lot better; I worked up quite a sweat in the mugginess.

Think I'll do some sewing before it's time to head over to Mary's for our visit.  And maybe by the time I get home Brownie will have returned from camping - and with some exciting stories to tell!

Saturday, September 24, 2022

 I started my pre-surgery eyedrops regimen this morning. There are three different types, to be administered on different dates during the process, with color-coded caps to help keep them organized. 

Before it got too steamy I removed more tonnage of lantana, mostly from the jungle where the shade has kept that ground moist.  Tom mowed non-irrigation areas of the property, and acknowledged that it IS easier to mow now that (thanks to all the rain) I pulled all those weeds. 

He also commented on on how nice areas of the yard look where I have de-lantana-fied the lawn, which was good to hear.

Alex wrote that Brownie loves the great outdoors.  When I asked if he was making dog friends, he replied that Brownie has a new girlfriend rainbow dog.