Adjusting The Sails
We cannot control the wind, but we can adjust our sails.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
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.
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 -
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.
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.