One Down, One To Go

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252022

Terry’s appointment for her cataract surgery was scheduled for 10:45 yesterday morning. We arrived about half an hour early, sat in the van for a few minutes, and at 10:25 she called the front desk as instructed and they told her to come on in. We went inside and within about 5 minutes they took her back. Based on my own cataract surgeries as well as our daughter and other people we know, I didn’t expect it to take very long. As it turned out, I was wrong.

The doctor was running late and didn’t even arrive until 12:15, and at 12:40 they began they finally wheeled her in for the procedure. Fortunately, one of the nurses kept me updated on what was going on and why it was taking so long.

When she was finally done, about 1 p.m., we came back home and didn’t do much for the rest of the day. Neither of us got a lot of sleep the night before, so I snoozed in my recliner for about an hour or so, then we had a light dinner and watched a little bit of television before bedtime.

Terry has a post-op appointment at 9 o’clock this morning, and then she goes back in two weeks to have her left eye done. As I write this, close to midnight, her eye is still irritated and scratchy, which is to be expected. But I’m sure she’s going to be very pleased with the end result.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. This one comes from our friend Diane Melde, who saw it in Westport, Washington.

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Thought For The Day – I’m not so sure about an inner child, but I have an inner idiot that surfaces every now and then.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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