Monday, October 26, 2015

Blue Monday - Eye Check

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August, 2013, I had cataract surgery on both of my eyes. First, the right eye was done and a week or so later, the left eye was done. I had needed these surgeries for years, but I was so concerned about the outcome that I put it off. (One eye surgeon had told me that I'd need reading glasses afterward. I've never used glasses, and I didn't want to start!) So, I waited.

My eyes got worse and by August, 2013, I was legally blind! Yes, I really am THAT vain. Fortunately, St. Luke's is located close by. I heard good things about it and took a deep breath. I had wonderful results! No pain. My left eye was done so that I use it for distance and my right eye was done so that I can easily read even small print. No glasses needed!

I went back for a routine check-up this past Tuesday. Everything's just fine! Today's Blues are the sky, the name on the building's exterior, and the huge changing electronic sign.







The Blue sign changes. I managed to capture a couple of different views.





If you ever need cataract surgery, I encourage you to shop around until you find a capable surgeon.

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30 comments:

LV said...

I had this surgery a year ago and have regretted it every since. Going to try and find someone different to check my eyes. Take care and have a good week.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I will be getting double eye surgery in both eyes in December, Sally, for both cataracts and glaucoma. I am hopeful I will have good results. My surgery will be more complicated. I've worn glasses all my life, so I will probably still need them post op.

Annesphamily said...
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Annesphamily said...

Hi Sally, I am tired from a long day working on our garage. I had to delete and redo my comment here. My hubby had one eye done a few years ago and needs the other one too. My fear is the detached retina like my maternal grandmother had. I have such poor eyesight it is always a great concern. I just pray. Have a good week and always my pleasure to stop by here. Thank you.

Jim said...

Good blues.

jeannettestgermain said...

Happy for you that they found a solution for your eyes! Boy, it would be very hard to overlook those blue signs! Enjoy your week:)

Margaret Adamson said...

Great now you can se evrything again.

Julie Huston said...

I am glad it has worked out for you.

xinex said...

I am glad you are ok. My mom had her cataract surgery done there too decades ago. They do excellent work....Christine

Kim ,USA said...

Glad to know your doing fine.

Kim,USA

Nick Va said...

Both my parents have had this surgery, Sally, and fortunately all went well for both of them. They do not need glasses either.
Glad all went favourably for you.
Thanks for hosting.

photodoug said...

Sally, good news. Thanks for sharing.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sally,
I don't have any blues for you today but when I saw the subject of your post, I had to stop by. I had cataracts removed eight years ago and it is like a miracle for me! I have always worn glasses and then later, contact lenses. My eye sight has always been very poor and when they discovered I had cataracts, I wasn't happy. But now I see them as a blessing because after surgery, I have intra occular lenses now, I can see without glasses or contacts for the first time in my life. I do use readers but that is OK considering what my vision was like before. I'm glad your experience has made a difference for you too. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

Autumn blessings,
Sandi

Linda Kay said...

Good luck! I'm sure the surgery will go very well. Great sign, by the way.

bj said...

So happy both your eyes are "well" now. And how neat to have one for far away vision and one for up close. Cool

Alexa said...

So glad it's all worked out in the end. I've worn glasses for almost 65 years now (i.e., most of my life), never had contacts, and it never kept the cute boys away!

Grantham Lynn said...

A few Blues for you from my theme this week. I'll be sharing some really fun posts. Come by during the week.
I'm glad your eyes are fixed. I've always prayed for my eyes.
Especially since my passions are reading and quilting. I couldn't imagine not to be able to sew.
Thanks for sharing this to help others.
Have a nice party.

Grantham Lynn said...

Glad you enjoyed the Blue dogs and the Princess. They were funny!
I'm working on Wit and Wisdom a story from a long ago Halloween. I think you might enjoy it too. Come by Wednesday!

evasmoodboard said...

I am glad you are OK now, happy Monday :)

Grantham Lynn said...

Hi sally I linked another post. The first post I did last night because I couldn't find the original one I started. I try to be so orginized! Hope you enjoy these too.

Sarah said...

Beverly, glad to hear that all is good. I only have a touch of blue today as seen in the serving dish for my macarons. '-)
Happy Blue Monday and Happy Halloween!

Patti B said...

Hi Sally, So glad your eye surgery turned out well. Thanks for visiting me!

Audrey said...

So happy you have had good luck with your eyes. What a blessing that you can now see. Thanks for hosting such a fun and inspiring party. I will have to see if I have something BLUE to blog about.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

miradordesign said...

Hi Sally,

Really happy for you Sally! I have been having problems with my eyes ever since my Crohn's was diagnosed 20yrs ago. It's incredibly frustrating! I know that I will need cataract surgery at some point as I have one forming due to the steroid eye-drops that I have to use. What will be, will be, as they say!

Have a great week,
Sarah

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Great news Sally about your eyes. No glasses too ! Thanks for Blue Monday.

Al said...

Some nice blues here - what a great meme!

genie said...

This was going to be my first participation in your meme but I posted 5 minutes late. But there is always next Monday. There are many interesting and eye catching blues this week. I look forward to taking part in the future. genie

veta said...

Stay healthy, Sally.
Glad to know that youre doing great now.

benji said...

always, we appreciate blue monday people and the theme is perfectly
amazing.

memorial garden benches said...

Good news! Glad to know you're okay. Take care!