Post-Operation Check -up

Just a quick up date for those of you who are following Norman’s cataract operation.  This morning we were in Stuart for our 8:15 appointment.  We always get to an appointment 10 to 15 minutes early and tried to this morning but with the morning rush hour traffic in Stuart we got there at 8:15 on the dot!!  I did not give Norman his drops this morning so when the nurse asked if he has had his drops this morning I told her no because the sheet given him at the operation said not to- She said ” you are the only one that read that and followed the directions as you should.”  That made me feel better.  His eye pressure was 24 which the doctor said was normal for the day after the operation so That was good, No pain or discomfort- Another Good and he said the eye looked great.  Norman can read more of the eye chart and his glasses now help, which they have not done for over a year so  the operation was a success and looks as if it is going to get him ready for the driver’s eye test.  He has drops to take for three weeks yet so things should get even better as time goes on, right now the eye is still dilated so his vision isn’t 100% yet.  I thank you all for your prayers, it looks like they were answered-  THANKS TO ALL.  We go again on Friday afternoon so will up date this then.  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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3 Responses to Post-Operation Check -up

  1. Shanti K Khalsa says:

    Yeah! Hooray! Thank God!
    Thank you, Mom, for such great updates! Love you Dad!

    • Another good report today. His eye pressure was down another two points and the eye looks great according to the doctor. Now we continue with the eye drops and go back in two weeks for another check. His sight is so good he even drove to Stuart today, which pleased me no end. I hate that drive there is always so much traffic. Dyhana’s letter came todays and Gina had no trouble reading it except for the I love LA. She had no idea what LA was but the loved the letter and wanted to write back instead of doing any homework. At first she said she couldn’t and needed help. She is always afraid to try anything new. So I asked her what she wanted to say. She said dear Dyhana and I wrote that on another paper for her to copy and once she got started she just kept writing with no help. When she got to the last sentence she asked how to spell Come and the House and the rest was all her own spelling and sentences. I was very proud of her. One of the things we have had to do for homework was knowing how to write complete sentences and she really learned it I guess, so good for a first grader. If you get to see the letter you will note she always says like, never love. For some reason she has always done that. Even when she talks to us or about Patty it is always like, never love. I have not figured that one out yet. Love Mom

  2. Rosemary Rafuse says:

    I am so glad Norman’s operation appears to have worked well. I remember how joyous I was to wake up the next morning and see the numbers on the alarm clock! I hope Friday’s report is even better!

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