I had psyched myself up for surgery. I was to meet with the opthamologist Thursday afternoon and the first eye would be done Friday morning. But the plan changed. It was explained to me that if I waited a week, lenses would be brought in from Germany and I would never need glasses again, other than for reading. Adios bifocals? I opted to wait the week.
At first I was disappointed that surgery was a week away. But then the advantages slowly sank in. And I headed back to Mazatlan for the weekend. The commute to Guadalajara was about to become a weekly event.
The first eye was done the following week. Six days later the second eye was done. And a week later I had my final checkup. Wow! That certainly beats waiting months back in Canada for the same procedure. And I will add that the technology here is state of the art and that the care I received during the surgeries as well as post-op was amazing.
I am now going through a major period of adjustment. I can see everything so clearly now! People have distinct features and are not merely shadows. I can read the channel numbers and descriptions on the television from a distance. Colors look different, more intense. OMG there are some gray hairs peaking through on my head! The one drawback has been that I have been reluctant to sit in front of a computer screen and write because now I actually can enjoy shopping and browsing again, and of course my favorite past time of people watching and taking photos once again. The next project will be to organize all these photos on my laptop once I transfer them from my phone. They have been piling up…………..
I feel like a different person. It’s interesting how we take our vision so for granted. We get older, we anticipate and then experience problems. But with modern medicine these conditions are very treatable. If you have been told that you require cataract surgery, just do it! Don’t procrastinate. Once I had that first eye done, I was excited about having the second eye done. Imagine that. Excited about having surgery.