Just Dropping in to Say Hello before I have surgery again Wednesday

@bagarad (12762)
Paso Robles, California
November 10, 2015 3:52am CST
My first cataract surgery went well two weeks ago. Now I'll be getting my right eye done. I'm not afraid this time. Going to the dentist is worse. I just have to stay off the computer most of the time for the first two or three days because the light is so bright. I can read large print books, though, and got about five read last time around.
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@SIMPLYD (83221)
• Philippines
10 Nov 15
Oh so that's why , i rarely see you here . Good luck on that next one , my friend . Don't feel nervous , nowadays , surgeries are painless.
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
10 Nov 15
I'm not nervous. The first one was easy.
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@SIMPLYD (83221)
• Philippines
11 Nov 15
@bagarad That's good then .
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@Jlyn10 (10913)
• Malaysia
10 Nov 15
Will pray for you that the surgery will go well. Have a good rest after the surgery and do come back soon.
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
10 Nov 15
Thank you. I hope to do just that.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Nov 15
I know a few people who have had cataract surgery and they all came through it very well. I am sure you will be very happy when it's all done.
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
10 Nov 15
For sure I'll be happy when it's all done. The first one went well.
@peavey (16866)
• United States
12 Nov 15
I suspect I will have to have that done sooner or later, too. I'm glad that it isn't so bad, it's kind of scary!
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
15 Nov 15
It's easier than a dentist appointment. The worst is getting all the drops in every day for a month afterwards.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
15 Nov 15
@bagarad I use eye drops for allergies quite often. Is it like that?
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
15 Nov 15
@peavey My problem is that I miss more than I get the drops in the eye. I need more hands. I can't see what I'm doing and the drops often roll down my cheek or land on an eyelid or even my thumb I'm using to hold my eye open. I'm just a very bad aim. There are three kinds of drops for each eye. One is applied once a day for 28 days. One is applied three times a day for 28 days. One is applied three times a day for seven days.
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@dodo19 (33674)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 Nov 15
I hope it all goes well, and we'll see you once you've recovered. Enjoy!
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
15 Nov 15
All done except for all the eye drops. Glad it's over.
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@dodo19 (33674)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 Nov 15
@bagarad glad to hear it's done. Hope the eye drops don't give you too much trouble.
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
15 Nov 15
@dodo19 I hope I'll develop a better aim with practice.
@amnabas (10312)
• Karachi, Pakistan
10 Nov 15
Ohh sorry to hear that but i am sure after this surgery you will get better vision.
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
10 Nov 15
Better vision is the hope.
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@amnabas (10312)
• Karachi, Pakistan
10 Nov 15
@bagarad ohh dont loose hope pray to god.
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
15 Nov 15
@amnabas I do. Then I expect all will go well.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
10 Nov 15
Glad that the first surgery went off well and you are recovering good. The cataract surgery here they give you a black goggles too to use almost all the time until the wounds have healed. And definitely, stay away from any LEDs, LCDs or even CRTs. They complicate by stressing your eyes and also their radiation is bad. In case there is no alternative, always use them in well lighted ambiance. Keeping you in my prayers for the next surgery. And wait, I recall, your hubby too was supposed to undergo something similar. If so, how is he doing now.
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
10 Nov 15
I appreciate your prayers. My husband doesn't have any surgeries planned, but he woke up to a sore and numb jaw this morning and I want him to see a doctor today.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
10 Nov 15
@bagarad Oh okay. Must be my failing memory and other things on my mind. Please do take care of your health too.
@KnehKnah (3491)
• Philippines
11 Nov 15
I'm happy for you, my friend! I haven't had even one eye cataract removal yet. I need to have both but my eye Doc is not in a hurry so I am still at peace. Take care!
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
15 Nov 15
I had to wait three years before they thought mine were bad enough to remove. It's good they don't try to rush you into it before you really need it.
@marlina (78116)
• Canada
10 Nov 15
Glad that you are not afraid the second time around. I will be needing this surgery later on and I must say that I am nervous. Good luck.
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
15 Nov 15
I was also nervous. Would it help if I said the idea of the thing is worse than the thing itself? That's assuming they use the same methods, of course.
@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
10 Nov 15
I hope the second one will go as well as the first and you're on your way to a much better vision soon.
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
15 Nov 15
It's all done, but not all healed up yet. I have to wear my eye patch on the right eye at night until Wednesday night, and I still have 28 days of eye drops after each surgery. It will be another three weeks before they test my eyes for new glasses.
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@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
10 Nov 15
My mum had one of hers done a few months back and loved the results.
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@bagarad (12762)
• Paso Robles, California
10 Nov 15
I haven't noticed a real difference yet, but maybe it will be more noticeable after the second surgery. I have to start the eyedrop for the second eye today, and I am not doing well using the left hand trying to get them in the right eye. I have enough trouble getting them in the left eye with the right hand. For two weeks I'll have to put drops in both eyes.