Nov 1, 2013

Cataract Surgery, Day 2

by Marsha Ward

Well, it's different.

Good thing I can touch type, because I can't see the keyboard clearly. In fact, I can't see much of anything clearly, because I have one eye that has been corrected for distance vision by an implanted lens to replace my cataract-clouded natural lens and one eye with nearsighted vision.. However, the astigmatism remains in the "fixed" eye's cornea, so I cannot read at a distance. So much for reading street signs. I won't be driving anytime soon, but will have to rely upon the kindness of strangers--as Blanche Dubois put it--for all my remaining appointments, of which there are a bunch.

Now I'm going to go have a good cry, because it's going to be a very long six weeks until this journey is over.


  1. Marsha! I'm so happy to know that your first round of surgery went well. I'm sorry it's so hard right now, though. Just know that we are all praying for you and for the professionals working with you. Keep your chin up. You will feel like a new woman soon! hugs~

  2. Maybe this can make you laugh if someone reads it for you. An aunt of mine had this surgery. Once she was over it, and her eyesight was terrific, she turned to me and said with a straight face, why didn't you tell me I had so many wrinkles,,,lol


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