The doctor says to avoid impact exercises for several days after cataract susrgery. So today (Tuesday), I went for a WALK with a friend. You may be able to see that the presciption lens is missing from my left eye. That’s because the doctor replaced it with a multi-focal implant. They tell me it’ll be at least 4 days before my fuzzy vision clears in the eye with the implant. In the meantime, I’ll continue wearing the external glass prescription lens only on the right eye. God willing, within the next few weeks, my glasses will be a thing of the past.
Archive for February, 2012
Here I am today (Monday) in another Operating Room. I’m like an old used car that keeps getting repairs so it can keep going. Today was for cataract surgery and the implanting of a multi-focal lens You’ll notice the little black mark above my left eye to reduce the chances of operating on the wrong eye. There’s a book about an infamous real case in Atlanta where the surgeon did the wrong eye. The book is titled, “Waking Up Blind”. If my surgery is successful, it could eliminate the need for glasses! I could be going back in about 3 weeks to have the second eye done.
Opthamolologist Dr. Jason Brody and his team made it an almost painless experience It took less than 20 minutes. Several of my friends have had the surgery. They were encouraging. One said it would be “a piece of cake.” So far he’s right.
The multi-lens isn’t cheap. It’s almost 3-thousand dollars per eye (out of pocket). Most insurance companies will pick up the tab for the mono-lens, but with a mono, you still will likely need reading glasses.
A friend told me he’d like to read some of the viewer comments that I mention. I thought he already could, but I looked at the home page and discovered that portal seems to have disappeared. So here’s a backdoor sort of way. Use google. As an example, write Don McClellan blog Billie Sue Finger Gambrel. It will take you to comment posted about Billie Sue Finger Gambrel or you could write, Andrew De Young, Alec Evans or Officer Don. All should be preceded by Don McClellan blog. I’m tying to figure out why you can’t take a more direct approach. In the meantime, please try the extra step and please let me know if it works for you. Thanks!
But today for the first time we saw a runner in his bedroom slippers
but not by choice. Chris Scammon drove to the “Barrow Boogie 5K” in
Athens, Georgia wearing his bedroom footwear. He figured to change to his well-padded
running shoes at the race. However, he forgot to put them in his car. He had little choice but to run the 3.1 miles in usually comfy bedroom shoes.,,
comfortable in his house.
But approaching the finish line, the tough ex-paratrooper said he believed that his feet had “become
This is an experiment to test the attraction of people to these names. All but one is a convicted murderer. The beloved Don Kennedy (Officer Don) is the exception. It’s gratifying to see that Don attracts more viewers to this blog than the others combined.
It often surprises me how people comment on events weeks, months or years after they’re posted on this blog. There were 4 comments from the same woman waiting for me today. Gloria vented about the late Jimmie Sue Finger Gambrel. I trashed one of Gloria’s messages. I edited a second for spellng, grammar, capitalization and punctuation. The last two I leave posted for you as written.
Forest Gump would likely agree. You may be perfect one moment and stupid the next. Passing is getting at least 70 percent perfects with no more than 30 percent stupids. I fail a lot.
I went to the dentist today. Almost every time I would act on a dental assistant’s command, she would say, “perfect.” I get a big dose of “perfects” almost every time I go to see a medical professional. I’m convinced there must be schools that teach students the art of “perfect”. Though I doubt there are few perfect people in this world, they’re beginning to convince me that I’m among them.
On this Presidents’ holiday, I was driving across town for my morning workout with the folks at Emory University. Normally, the roads and highways are jam packed, but on this government and bank holiday, it was a breeze. It causes me to wonder how many government and bank jobs there are in metro Atlanta. I was talking to a friend at the workout place. He was leaving there for his job in an operating room. I suggested they might not be very busy today in the OR.. He said it’s just the opposite. Many peole have the day off so they use it for their non-critical surgery. A UPS employee made a delivery to my home late today. I smilingly asked him why he was working while postal employees were not? He wasn’t smiling when he answered, “they’re government employees…we’re corporate.” From all who had the day off, thank you George Washington, Abe Lincoln, et.al.
These are volunteers from the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. It’s about 50 miles west of Atlanta. The sorority sisters are among the many volunteers helping with the “A Step At A Time” 5K to reduce domestic viiolence. The AGD motto is “Surrounded by Sisters”. The young women are an appropriate group to help raise money for women who are victims of abuse. Congratulations, and thank you all for encouragingg me and many others to finish Sunday’s 3.1 mile run.