All Done

3:30 p.m. and we are back home, sitting down and ready to quit for the day.  We arrived at the Surgery Center at 10:30 and then we waited.  I could not go in with Norman, which was o surprise but it was the first time he has had to do anything like that alone and I never have for the last 20 years we always go together and support each other so of course I worried more than I needed to.  Norman said he worried until he got onto the operating table and then he was as calm as a cucumber and quite at peace.  The whole thing went fast and easy.  I worried for nothing, Norman was fine and I found my way around and was able to drive down and drive around after to pick him up at the other door and all the things I worried about never happened.  We were both very hungry by the time we got home at 1:30 so first thing we got a fruit cup and then ham and eggs.  Then Norman took a nap while I made bread, apple sauce and sectioned some grapefruit. Norman woke up feeling good so he got stuck doing the dishes.  Now all that is left is to cook the bread when it is finished rising.  We are both happy and content, feeling great so we will spend the rest of the day watching TV, knitting and or reading (thanks to the Kindle) and just relaxing.  Tomorrow we have to be in Stuart at 8:30 a.m. for a follow up with the surgeon.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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4 Responses to All Done

  1. Nancy O'Grady says:

    It sounds like everything is par for the course. So glad and you will both sleep extra well tonight. Good going on your driving Carol. Next we’ll be seeing you driving in the Dayton 500. Way to go!!!! Take care. Love, Nancy

    • Thank you Nancy but I think I will pass up the Daytona 500, I’m hoping to give up driving again. Things are much brighter for Norman this morning but he still can not read the words on the TV so I will be driving to Stuart this morning for his appoint for the first follow up to the operation. At least we get to eat this morning. How long after the operation did it take for you to get clear sight again? I’ll keep you posted. Love Carol

      • Nancy O'Grady says:

        As I recall, just a few days. I think each day he’ll notice a little improvement. Once he gets fitted for new glasses he will be fully recovered. They wait about a month so all is settled down before fitting for those. Some don’t need glasses at all for distance unless they have astigmatism or other eye problems. Often the reading glasses at Walgreens work fine when distance is o.k. I just got the glasses for I felt naked without any after wearing them for so many years. Also I do have astigmatism. Wait and time will answer all the questions.
        Don’t give up the driving Carol. Now you have started keep a little independence for future needs.
        Thanks for keeping us posted.
        Love, Nancy

      • Friday and another visit to the doctor’s and it was great. The eye pressure is down another two points and the eye looks as good as it feels. He can see better than he has for several years. He even drove to Stuart today. I will keep my hand in with the driving but I have never liked to drive and I like it even less here where is so much traffic. Love Carol

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