Then there was the herpes virus in the good eye three years later. That was pretty scary. But eventually that cleared up too although he continues to medicate with eye drops to prevent that from reoccuring.
And then there is the troublesome pressure in both eyes for which we also do daily drops morning and evening.
Mark Noll referred to our all being on "cataract watch" as we age. Jim's was getting more and more troublesome. I was the designated driver for night driving. He could not spot the ball after his drives in golf. He couldn't read the words on the screens in church. It was scary to think of any surgery on his only good eye but it was time.
So today was the day. The surgeon, Dr. Davis, met with us earlier and was quite aware of Jim's circumstances including the fact that he couldn't correct to 20-20 or the vision would be very unbalanced.
|Jim is number 5987|
A funny moment was when the anaesthesiologist, an older man temporarily here from Portland he said, asked me if I was a friend or co-worker and I smiled and said, "Wife" and asked if he had learned to be careful. He said he had made a big mistake once in referring to someone as a son when I thought he implied it was a significant other.
A not-so-funny moment was when, after a long 30 minutes and Jim was still posted as being in surgery, I was called from the desk asking if I was in the building. Well, I was just three feet away from the caller but when she had asked for "Mary" earlier and I had turned to her she said I wasn't the one. My heart jumped because I thought something had gone wrong.
|We've added three new drops to the previous three.|