Today was exhausting. The only thing I did was to go to the doctor for an exam required by the doctor will remove the cataract. At the end of the stressful exam, I realized he was testing me for new glasses. I told the woman why I needed to see him when I made the appointment.
At any rate, I had been fasting for a blood test, but became so weak, I skipped the blood test until Friday.
Since I had a coupon for a free Zaxby snack, I cashed it in for a full meal. The coupon said it was a snack meal. I just read "snack." There were three chicken fingers, a piece of buttered toast, way too many fries, and a very generous Coke. When I eat my second dinner of green stuff, I will have negated all the fat. Right?
Good News? Both eyes are 20/20, even the one with the cataract. I could read the tiniest print on the last line. I don't understand why. The doctor is not correcting my vision at all, just replacing.
Question? So, why do I need glasses to read? I have never had correction for distance. When I am driving and take off my glasses and put them on the dash, my passenger/s will become distressed and ask, then demand I put them back on. I explain I can see all traffic. However, I have no idea which gear the car is in or how fast I am going.
I was almost 50 before I needed glasses to read. No matter what I do, the astigmatism cannot be corrected except with glasses....sigh.
Tonight, I used nail polish to mark certain keys on my computer--backspace, enter, @ key, both shift keys, up and down arrows, space bar, right and left on mouse. My keyboard is black, and I don't have enough light! Even though I am a competent touch typist and fast enough, in the dark and lying down, I needed to mark certain keys so I would not have to search for these keys I never memorized in high school. After the nail polish dried for about an hour, I shut the laptop, opened it, and was relieved the polish did not stick to the screen.
I want a laptop with a light keyboard, but those are more expensive! No, that is not on my wish list until this new laptop dies.
Finally, I gave away the eggplant before it died. I wish some of my readers lived close enough to pass along these items.
What has been your experience with cataract removal? I know I can see better, but did not expect a return to perfect vision.
Does your laptop have a black keyboard? Is it hard to see what key you need if you need to search for a key?