We've found ourselves with
limited no time for travels this summer, primarily due to doctor appointments. There's nothing major going on, just a full calendar.
We've been able to work in a mini-vacation now and then, usually a day trip to Ouabache State Park about an hour away. These photos are all from that park.
|Oops. Hope I'm not interrupting anything.|
|Male Eastern Bluebird|
|Tattered White Butterfly|
Some of what's been going on with Doug and me revolves around cataract surgeries for both of us. Several appointments are required, both before and after the surgeries. My first surgery was done on July 19 (right eye) and the second on August 1 (left eye).
I've always had terrible vision. I was so nearsighted that, without glasses, nothing would come into focus until it was just inches from my face. I've looked forward to cataract surgery for several years, ever since my optometrist told me that a lens implant had been developed that could correct much of my severe astigmatism. Of course, I opted for that lens when I had my surgery. And now, following surgery, I do see so much better...but not great.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to need glasses, but they want me to hold off getting them for several weeks, to allow time for the eyes to fully heal and settle into their optimal visual capability.
It's going to be a challenge for me because I don't currently see well enough to drive.
Doug's going to get his cataracts removed this month, but I'm hoping his experience will go more smoothly than my own. He actually has very good distance vision and mostly needs glasses to read. Hopefully, his post-surgery vision will be 20/20 without glasses so that at least one of us will be able to drive.
Here's a statement I recently saw on Facebook: "I really don't mind getting old...but my body isn't taking it very well."
That statement resonates with me. Getting old isn't for sissies.