Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Amazing Birthday Present

Today is my 65th birthday and I've received an AMAZING "birthday present".

Yesterday I had cataract surgery on my left eye (which has always been my weaker eye) . . . today it is my "dominant eye".  Suddenly the world is much brighter with a much much wider range of colors as well as a lot more detail.

While I had realized that my overall vision had deteriorated, I hadn't realized how far it had progressed.  The difference is incredible.  Now I am really looking forward to my right eye being done (probably in about a month, depending upon the hospital's operating room availability).

To all who have been told that they need cataract surgery, I would like to say that for me at least it has made a world of difference already.

A most wonderful birthday present indeed.

My only real issue is that I'm now rather worried about going downstairs and looking at the figures I've painted over the past few years.  I don't know (given my poor eyesight at that time) if I will like what I see or not.

-- Jeff

16 comments:

Prince Lupus said...

Great news Jeff, and many happy returns

Mosstrooper said...

Glad to hear things went okay - here's to the next one !

john yorio said...

That's great to read, Jeff, and Happy Birthday!

And if the figures you painted have appeared here on the blog, then I'd say they look great.

-John

El Grego said...

Happy birthday Jeff, and what a great gift!

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Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Congratulations Jeff! On both happy events. And may you have many more happy eyes ..err..I mean years.

-Ross

Capt Bill said...

Reich Duke Wilhelm sends his best regards and is very pleased to hear of your improved vision...

A J said...

Congratulations on your birthday and eye surgery. Here's to a long number of birthdays in a brighter and more colorful world!

Kelroy Was Here said...

:-) :-) :-)

Barry Taylor said...

well done Jeff, 65 years young and only one eyed for a little longer.

Im glad its all coming together for you.

MurdocK said...

They looked great to me!

Happy 65th

tradgardmastare said...

Many Happy returns Jeff and great news re the eye!
best wishes
Alan

tidders said...

happy birthday, must be great for you to have improved vision - hope all goes OK for the op on the other eye

-- Allan

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Whooo hoo! Nice one on two counts!

Jiminho said...

About time for some good fortune! Enjoy your b-day and the new look of the world about you.

Michael Mathews said...

Oo-Rah! Good news on two fronts.