Who left the lid up!?!
Normally, those 5 words make the males in my house very nervous. We’re all trying to retrace our footsteps and remember where and when we last went to the bathroom. It is tough, considering we can’t even remember what we had for breakfast. We have new toilets at our house that prevent the lids from slamming, so the “non-guilty”, i.e. innocent, are not as obvious. Still, there’s a female with a wet butt that wants an answer.
I can tell you that MY lid has been lifted and left up, to a certain extent. Last Wednesday, the 16th, Dr. Katz completed his surgery. Surely you remember that from my latest post. 🙂 I’m happy to announce that soon after the procedure, I felt great. Well enough, in fact, to spend most of Thursday and Friday making phone calls and spending time at my computer.
Then, on Monday, I flew to Orlando for our National Sales Meeting where I spent 3 days seeing and being seen. It was great to be treated as a key contributor. My friend and co-worker, Laurie, was gracious by applying prescribed ointment to the incisions. There were maybe 5 stitches, in all. It was quite an experience for both of us. Our comfort level went from a covert operation to applying the salve at the end of our breakfast line on Wednesday morning.
I told Connie that I look scared or surprised in the picture below, but it is an improvement. Needless to say, my vision is far from perfect but we’re taking steps in the right direction. Now that I can see out of both eyes, I have a “better appreciation for my double-vision” as Dr. Katz puts it and in the coming months there will be more corrective actions taken. There are times when my right-eye appears to be staring at my nose while the other eye goes on about it’s business. That’s easily corrected by focusing on something to my right. When I’m not lifting my brow, the left-lid remains slightly opened. This causes my eyes to dry out more-so than normal.
Most of the time, I don’t have my brow lifted for a couple of reasons. One is because of my eye drying out and the other is because of the multiple images. I tried experimenting with this on the plane ride home. It was obvious to me that not only was there two separate images, but they moved with respect to each other.
Since being home, the “normal” life has continued. I’m able to drive, run errands and see kids activities. Colin had his first “season-ending tournament” game, yesterday. It was tough opponent, but Colin played more in this game than any of the others. He was 2 for 2 from the free throw line and played great on defense. I’m so proud of how he has improved this season. After his game, he went with a friend “tubing” at one of the Ohio ski “resorts”. (I just couldn’t bring myself to say “slopes” or “mountain”.) Jessica spent some of her weekend with her friends, but was my date on Saturday as we went to Panda Express for dinner. Connie was scrap-booking for the weekend and Grant was spending time with his girlfriend after looking for a place of employment. So far, he’s been accepted to his top 4 college choices (U. of Cincinnati, Illinois Institute of Technology, OSU and Miami (OH). We’re going to scholarship events and completing applications during the month of February.
My vision is back to where it was before the surgery AND I’m glad that I left the lid up!