Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Aftermaths

First, re my 15 minutes of fame, Jonathan (the producer)
added this to my previous post:

Jonathan said...

It was such a pleasure to meet you and Art and to film you at your home. The footage looks fantastic and I can't wait until we can show you the final product.

Thanks again for being a good sport, and walking, talking, standing around as much as we asked you to.

To all the commenters and readers of Linda's blog: we're doing all this in support of the "Marigold Ideas For Good" contest at http://www.takepart.com/marigold/contest. Anyone over 50 with an innovative idea for improving their community or the world can submit for a chance to win $5,000 and a Road Scholar educational adventure!

April 4, 2012 12:39 PM

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I had cataract surgery yesterday. I checked into the clinic at 12:30 p.m. and drove away in our car at 2:30 p.m. The surgery took 10 minutes, a microscope, and a very young opthalmalogist, Dr. Brush. Yesterday my vision was blurry and my eye felt like it had a couple of lashes in it. Today the optometrist who checked me out says all is well. My current challenge is in my brain, which is trying mightily to reconcile the different sets of images coming into it from my two eyes. None of my three pairs of glasses work now. I have a tiny headache and I am cranky. But my world is brighter, my vision is improved, and I'm looking forward to driving at night again sometime soon without being a menace on the roads.


13 comments:

rosaria williams said...

Your life is super full, with or without the cataract surgery!

I'm looking forward to the video in the near future, and hope it does encourage folks to get involved as you have.

Linda Reeder said...

Wow. You've had a full week already!Hoping your days are soon bright and clear!

DJan said...

I remember when my husband had the first eye done and it was uncovered: he couldn't believe his vision was so clear and the colors so bright. I do hope this happens with your eyes, too, eventually. Hugs!

Sandi said...

Oh, take care, and let your eye heal. Hopeful that your vision will be greatly improved!

Linda Myers said...

Oh, it's healing. And the colors are brighter, and my nearsightedness is improved. In the one eye! So I guess it will take a few days for them to combine into one image.

Out on the prairie said...

A rough road, I didn't know you had eye problems.

Ms Sparrow said...

What a busy life you lead! I'm glad eye surgery, the video shoot and interview went well. I'm especially glad that you will be posting it later on!

Galen Pearl said...

That is a busy life! Driving yourself home from eye surgery--wow. Cataract surgery is in my future at some point, so I'm paying attention!

Glad your moment of fame went well!

Linda Myers said...

Oh, no. I didn't drive myself home. Against the medical law. Art has been with me the whole time.

Vision is much better today now that the dilation has worn off.

Sightings said...

Congrats. on your movie debut -- and yeah, please make sure to post the video on a future post. We all want to see it!

And glad to hear the eye surgery went well. All the best!

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Good luck to anyone who enters the contest, sounds like such a worthy cause and its really cool you got to be a big part of it!

Did they say how long the reinterpretation of visual images might take to get all sorted out? Hope you're back on the roads soon!

Retired English Teacher said...

I do hope we will all be able to see you and your 15 minutes of fame. You are amazing!

Cataract surgery certainly isn't what it used to be, is it? It must be amazing to see things better and not even realize how much of one's vision had been compromised.

Grandmother said...

Heal well. I look forward to the video- how wonderful!