Well what have the last couple of weeks been like. Here, in some ways we have been lucky, because while most of Britian has been either snow bound or flooded. We have had just two very pretty days of snow here and even they weren't together. But wind, rain and miserable dark days we have had in abundance. Still I'm really sorry for the people who are having to try to sort their homes and lives out once again. I saw pictures of my great grandson Tyler who is fifteen month's old, and his joy and excitement when he was out in the snow. It was great to see snow through the eyes of such a happy, young child.
I have to apologise for being late again with my wandering thoughts. Yesterday I had a small eye operation. Yes old age has caught me up! I have had to have a caterract cleared and a lens put into my left eye.
I was terrified; I've had some pretty scary and nasty episodes in my life but I can say the week before this op, was up there with any of them. The night before I never slept a wink. I had to be there by eight am, so had booked a taxi for seven thirty. I was ready at five am!!
I think I was so afraid because our eyesight is so precious, isn't it.
Now for the good news; The staff at Furness General, couldn't have been nicer or more professional. Here I am on the morning after being able to write to you about the experience. So far my eye is a little hazy, but there is no discomfort already.
How lucky I am to have the chance to have this procedure done. Until WW2 there as nothing like this! The young man who seemed to be in charge of all the post operative procedures we went through at the hospital yesterday. Was very kind and helpful as also was the pretty young nurse who worked alonside him. 'There were five of us patients who were there to have the same op.' He told us that through WW2 pilots had been almost blinded by shards of perspex. This caused surgoens to look into ways of saving their eyes and the treament we were getting had been brought about by the succes they had with those young heroes of the air.
I have to admit though, that tonight I thought I would still be able to go out for a meal at the Italian and go to watch a tribute group singing the Bee Gees hits. I can't! I hate giving in but still a bit wobbly and also can't wash my hair or put my eye make up on.
How shallow am I?
Here's a handy hint that might make you smile. It did me! If you have spent time at a friends house drinking a couple of mugs of coffee and catching up before you go shopping. Like most women you have to go to the bathroom before you leave. Well, if like my friend you always pop a little toothpaste onto your front teeth to freshen up your coffee mouth. Please either put your glasses on or concentrate when picking up the toothpaste. And don't blame other people when you dab on the wrong thing. After all the germaline was at the other end of the bathroom shelf! Three things we found out, 1 it tastes like crap, 2 it doesn't poison you, 3 it gives your top lip a great pout. I'm only brave enough to write about this because my friend doen't use a computer, yet. I did move the germaline; it had been on the shelf since I had unpacked my suitcase when I came back fromMalta.
Another tip. As most of you who have read my blog before know, I brought a strange passenger back from Malta with me. I've had to take some pretty nasty antibiotics to clear my blood. They made me quite sick. Anyway the tip is, don't bring up on your computer what blood sucker bugs can have a go at you in the foriegn land you have just visited. Apart from that, I still can't wait to go back to Malta, still in love with it!
I'm sitting here looking out at the very rough, grey sea, it's been much worse this past week as the waves have rolled in and crashed onto the beach. It has an awesome beauty though!
Still, I can't wait to see it looking blue and beautiful as the kite surfers fly along, or little white sails of yaughts bob along the skyline making it look as if it's wearing ribbons in it's hair. The view out of my window is a new painting everyday, this when I know how lucky I am to have my eyesight.
I have an excuse to sit and do nothing, because I've been told not to do any housework or gardening for at least a week. The thing is, and I guess a lot of you are ladies around my age or even younger reading this. When we have something to do like any sort of hospital treament, or going on holiday we all clean up don't we? Because if we don't come back we don't want anyone to think we are lazy so and so's do we?
I do gabble on don't I? This when I miss not knowing who I'm talking to, but to all of you I hope you have been safe, warm and well.