Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Surgery Tomorrow

Tomorrow, I will have cataract surgery on my left eye.

Right now, the vision in that eye is terrible. I have only light perception.  Hell, I couldn't even read the big E on the chart last week!

I have an unusual kind of cataract, but I don't know the name of it. The surgery has some risks. The doctor - he's the best eye surgeon in the area - says that I should have better than 20/60 after the surgery.

Mrs. AOW will be taking me over to the surgery center very early in the morning, and I should be home by afternoon.  She has great confidence in this surgeon because he operated on her in 2008.  He also did a laser procedure for "secondary cataract" on her in January.

Wish me luck!  I'm a little nervous.


Brooke said...

Good luck, sir! I'm sure everything will go well!

Adrienne said...

Mr. AOW - I worked for many years as an optician. Almost all cataract surgeries are successful. Doctors will always tell you about risks, but they rarely happen.

You'll be fine and soon will have better vision in that eye. I'm confident of that!

I'll say a few prayers for a good outcome anyway. ;-)

Right Truth said...

It sounds terrible and the image is scary. I hope everything goes smoothly and you have a good result. I know you both are probably nervous.

Right Truth

ExPreacherMan said...

Mr. AOW,

As one who has very limited vision in one eye and almost none in the other, I can certainly emphasize.

Shirley and I will be praying for God's Grace and mercy -- with a totally successful procedure.

Our love to Mrs. AOW.

In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack

ExPreacherMan said...


Empathize - (Spell checker over corrected me.) 8-)

In Christ, Jack

Leticia said...

Lord Jesus, be with him in his time of need and bring complete restoration and healing, in your precious and holy name. Amen.

Reliapundit said...

praying for you!

Always On Watch said...

I chose the scary image. It fits the scenario. This is not the typical cataract or typical surgery for cataract. **sigh**

Always On Watch said...


Thanks for stopping by! I know how busy you are.

Mr. AOW and I appreciate your prayers.

Always On Watch said...

The left eye, the eye getting the surgery tomorrow, is Mr. AOW's dominant eye. He's been struggling to see for a long time now.

Thanks to you and Shirley for your prayers.

Always On Watch said...


Mr. AOW is taking the practical approach at this very moment. He's snoozing -- his way of handling stress. He'll be checking comments here tomorrow or whenever he's up to the task.

I'm staying up late so as to get in the last round of pre-surgery drops for today.

Bob said...

Mr AOW is in my prayers.

PALADIN said...

I Know you are gonna be okay. We ask our Lord for your success in this operation and i know he will take care of it. When ya get back to posting, let me know....i got a bunch of good jokes for ya ! Real Doooozies ! Your friend (PAL)ADIN

Will said...

Hi Mr AOW.
I only saw the post of Mrs AOW earlier this morning, i will say a prayer to God for a successful outcome of the Surgery.
Having myself these last days more and more health probs i can only say rely on the lord, he has a plan for each one of us.
Twice i was given the last rites and each time within hours i made a spontaneous recovery.
The lord is the best surgeon there is around.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Mr, OK good luck. I had laser Glaucoma surgery about 12 years ago. I've been without symptoms since. You'll do fine.

Bunkerville said...

Best wishes and an easy recovery

Thersites said...

Hope you take a little time off before reading this... but GET WELL SOON! ;)

Always On Watch said...

So far, all is well. Mr. AOW sees the doc again in a little over an hour. An extra precaution.

Right Wing Theocrat said...

I saw at Always blog that it went well, that's good to hear.

Always On Watch said...

Mr. AOW slept the night through and has gone back to bed now for a morning nap.

Vision is much better this morning.

Fingers crossed that he won't develop double vision.

Brooke said...

Sleep is the best medicine, sometimes. I hope all continues to go well!

Z said...

Am praying against double vision this morning since AOW's morning email..
Big hugs to you! xx

Freedom, by the way said...

I trust your surgery went well. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a swift return to the blogosphere.

OK here's a joke:
Please join me in remembering yet another great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Dough Boy died yesterday of a yeast infection and traumatic complications from repeated pokes to the belly. He was 71. Dough Boy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, three children, John Dough, Jane Dough, and Dill Dough, plus they had one in the oven. Services for held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

Leticia said...

Just read the good news on Mrs. AOW's blog.

I am so glad to hear you are better. Praise our Holy God!

Always On Watch said...

Mr. AOW is snoozing, snoozing, snoozing since the day of surgery.

Sleep is good!

He'll be back to this blog next week, I think.

Will said...


This is great news, I hope the recovery will be complete and permanent.
My mom suffers of Rheumatic Arthritis and because of this the Catharact surgery only lasts about 3 years she had already 3 times the surgery.

Ducky's here said...

Hoping your recovery is progressing well, Mr. AOW.

Always On Watch said...

I told Mr. AOW just a few minutes ago that you had left a well-wishing comment. I am relaying his thanks.

His eye is doing fine, I think. We've got our fingers crossed that he will escape developing double vision.

Now, although his eye is doing fine, Mr. AOW has done little else except sleep since the day of surgery. Sometimes, I have to administer the eye drops even as he is snoozing!

We do plan to go on an outing tomorrow afternoon. He says that he's up to that -- and up FOR that.