The Peeper and the Dog

10/11/2010 05:25:00 PM Posted In Edit This 26 Comments »
I so appreciate all the good wishes I got from many of you for a successful eye surgery.  I had it last Wednesday, and it was a piece of cake!  (That's for any of you who might be contemplating having a lens implant in one or both of your peepers).  It was painless and fast, and I could see out of that eye right away.  I mean, I could see really well out of it.  The last time I knew what my vision in that eye was, it was 20/200.  That was years ago, and over time my vision got slowly but steadily worse.  The day after the surgery I went to the doc for my first post surgical check up, and my vision tested (are you ready for this?) 20/25!!!   I have the surgery scheduled for my other eye in mid-November.  My contacts are what is called monovision, i.e., my left eye is corrected to see near,  and my right eye to see far.  I've decided to have the same thing done with my lens implants, so the lens put in my left eye will enable me to see near without glasses.  I'm already used to seeing that way, so I don't think I'll have an adjustment issue.  As I write this, I have one contact in.  After my surgery, No Contacts Or Glasses!!!  I marvel that it wasn't that long ago that cataracts ultimately led to blindness, and now in a 15 minute surgery, voila - near perfect vision!  What a miracle.

So, that's the "Peeper" story of this post.  Here's the Dog part of the story.  Below is my first drawing post-surgery.  Walter is a dog that I copied from a magazine.  I did it wearing one contact, using pencils in the sketch book that I reported missing in my last post.  Yep, I found it!!  All in all, I have much to be grateful for, including all of you!  Thanks again for all your support.


26 comments:

Sandy in Michigan said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news. Modern medicine can do fantastic things and I'm glad they could help you. Your pencil drawing of the dog is very sensitive and he has a beautiful expression on his face.

Sandy in Michigan said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news. Modern medicine is fantastic and I'm so glad they could help you. The pencil sketch of the dog is very sensitive and I love the expression on his face.

Gift of Art said...

Really beautiful dog. I'm so glad your surgery went well and you can see again!

Shirley said...

Beautiful drawing. You really did a fantastic job on the face and expression!

EVA said...

How wonderful that everything went so smoothly, that the lost is found, and that you've already done such a great new sketch!!

curiouscrow said...

I'm delighted to read it all went well! enjoy your 'new' eye! Unfortunately I can't see your sketch though :-(

Alex said...

I am glad the surgery went well, and with the new set of 'tool' you'll be able to spot things better I am sure.
The doggy is a pretty one, gorgeous looking eye, and beautiful expression

debra morris said...

Beautiful drawing of a beautiful dog...glad all went well

Sarika Alvekar-Shelke said...

Good to hear that your surgery went well. Your sketch is wonderful.

Sandra said...

Golly, how you are the poster child for cataract surgery. So glad that it went well. For some dang reason, your picture did not come through.

raena said...

Fabulous sketch and fabulous news regarding your operation! I'm so happy for you!

Janene said...

I am glad to hear that all went well with your surgery! Your dog sketch is outstanding!!

Cynthia Eloise said...

glad to hear everything went well for you and you are right back to your drawing.

Evelyn said...

Great news. And wow, what a great piece of work on the dog. I'd love 20/25 and get rid of my glasses!

marsha said...

love the detail, especially the eyes. Great job!

marancat said...

I am so pleased that all went well for you - and what a lovely sketch!

jill said...

So happy your op went well, your drawing is great, It looks a little like my dog or at least has the same lovely expression

Cynthia said...

Congratulations on your successful surgery. I'm definitely next in line. Just have to set the appt. So glad it is a breeze relatively speaking. Your dog portrait post-surgery is fabulous. Looking forward to more. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Nancy. Congratulations on your eye surgery! I can't imagine what it would be like not to see. It is marvelous what they can do with the eyes. And, wonderful drawing of the dog; so expressive! I'm impressed!

Stephanie said...

How wonderful this for you! I love to hear when successful things like this happen. My Grandma had surgery on her eyes several years ago and even though she didn't get back to the point that you are at she went into glasses that were 40 years earlier prescription!

Tahirih said...

Congratulations on your surgery! Wow, the miracles of modern medicine. And a great welcome back drawing, too. He's sweet.
Cheers!

Anna Wolf said...

Beautiful dog drawing! And congratulations on the successful surgery!

kazumiwannabe said...

I'm glad your surgery went well!
And I want to say you dog drawing is wonderfully done!

Anais said...

Love Welter's gesture :)
Well done, Nancy!

Susan Reep said...

Nancy - talk about MIA! I think I' ve been MIA for most of this year. It's good to start getting back in touch and I hope to start working again soon. Great news about your eye surgery. Don't you adore "no glasses?"

elkedagtelt said...

Nice drawing.