I just returned from the doctor's office. He told me that the surgery looks good and is healing well. The less than good news is that the pressure in my left eye is still high due to swelling in the center of the cornea, which is why my vision is blurred in that eye, and is pulling the other eye out of focus.
More good news is that it will improve, and I came away with three more medications to continue using, one to reduce swelling. This condition is not uncommon with surgery such as I had.
More less than good news is that I am not going anywhere soon, say in the next couple of months. I still hope to be able to drive to NY in mid-September, but I'll just see how things go. I won't be buying any kind of camper in the immediate future - there is no sense getting anything until I can determine if and how well I can handle it. So any camping I do this summer will be in a tent which isn't so bad, at least to me. At present I don't want to go anywhere because of the aggravation with my eyes constantly going in and out of focus.
I go back to the surgeon in July. It's amazing how much confidence that man inspires, and I'm happy and feel things will eventually improve. What more can I ask? There are many people with much worse problems than I have, and I'm learning patience.
I know several readers are facing cataract surgery, and I'd like to say by all means go for it! In most cases your recovery will be quick and easy. I would do it all over again, even knowing what I would experience with the second eye, because I know it will at least get better. A cataract not operated on is NOT going to get any better!
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