Monday, February 28, 2011

Here's Looking At You

Guess what? I have to have cataract surgery. It's no big deal. In fact, people I know who have had it done say it's like having a new pair of eyes. Everything is supposed to look brighter and clearer, and I'll never have to be concerned about distance vision again. Damn, I thought cataract surgery was for old people. Then I realized, I am an old people.

I was doing fine with this whole thing until I read the disclaimer in the doctors office this morning; especially #7. It stated, "There are risks involved with cataract surgery such as brain damage, permanent blindness, and death."  'Oh swell, ' I thought!. 'And I'm supposed to sign this!?'

The choice I have is to not have the cataracts removed and go blind, or have them out and enjoy a better quality of life, keeping disclaimer #7 on the back burner.  

I decided, instead of a topical anesthesia just before the surgical procedure, I'm gonna ask for a bottle of Jack Daniels with a straw. Then I'll raise a toast to the world and say, "Here's looking at you", before  I zonk out somewhere in la-la land.

On the other hand, maybe I'll sip some of that JD this evening and opt for the mandatory eye-numbing drops before surgery next week.  They tell me it's no big deal.

6 comments:

lightly said...

all the best sweet thing,i know i am sexy but after the procedure i will look even more sexy, for you it will be a total win.

but alas you have to see RJ and Bob in all their glory (sorry)

Pamela Beers. said...

Thanks, lightly. Now I feel better. It will definitely be a TOTAL win!

Robert Crane said...

hey pam once those eyeballs are all polished up and ready to go, i'm like in all my glory. if you want to see, just give me the high sign, but to be honest, lightly is right, my glory needs cataract surgery cause it's seen better days.

Pamela Beers. said...

Well glory be, Robert!

Ev Newton (Newt) said...

I see your comment/response from just a couple days ago. Does that mean the procedure is done and you are seeing well and feeling well enough to look at a computer? Say "yes."

Newt

Pamela Beers. said...

Ev...YES! Thanks.