Just a quick post to let it be known I’ll be taking a break from the blog for a short while.
This is because I’m soon having surgery on my eyes (bilateral cataract extraction and intraocular lens implant) and will need some time to recover.
I’m having my right eye done next Monday and then I go back again the next day (Tuesday) to have my left eye done.
I’ve heard recovery takes around 6 weeks. I could be ok to resume usual activities earlier than that but I’ll just have to play it by ear.
I’m not sure what to expect. All I know is that I will have to put drops in my eyes regularly each day for several weeks and that my eyes will be very sensitive to light and glare for a while. I’ll be given some groovy dark wrap around sunglasses to help with that.
My cute new glasses (for reading & distance) will become obsolete, as well as my prescription sunglasses! I may no longer need glasses at all or might perhaps still need a pair for reading. I will always need sunglasses but probably not prescription ones! Once recovered I will need to be re-tested to find out where things are at.
I’m looking forward to my new ‘bionic’ eyes. This will be very helpful for my art that’s for sure. I just hope I don’t get a fright when I look in the mirror! lol
Have you had this surgery done? How was it for you?
Please don’t tell me any horror stories!
Ciao for now,
P.S. As I’ll be having surgery, unfortunately I won’t be linking up with Denyse’s final #lifestories linkup on Monday (20 June) but I want to thank her very much for the many years of commitment to this link up (under it’s various names) and for providing a place that has nourished the sense of blogging community especially for us Aussies where the blogosphere seems to have faded away quite significantly from what it once was. Denyse will still be blogging so I look forward to continuing to keep up with her story and I wish her all the best for her future plans (which I believe will soon be revealed).