Monday, September 26, 2016

Eyem Back Part 2



I had no idea at all that I had those bags and wrinkles. not only could I not see with my glasses off, but the glasses cover the wrinkles up... See in the one with glasses they don't show. That is good news, because
I will have 20/20 vision for distance but still need glasses for medium like computer and reading.
Yet another thing coming soon in a post near you.


Because above is what I see with my new sight after one eye only. now I stand in front of the cabinets and close left and it goes dark, close right and bright white. everything is so Bright, reds and greens and yellows.

I found a letter from another lady who had surgery from Doctor McCabe and it says it all about the feelings after cataracts are removed...

Excerpt from her letter...  
When the dilation and fog of surgery cleared after a few days, I gazed at my reflection and my heart sank. I had had the lens corrected for astigmatism and distance and I was seeing a whole new me. In fact, I was seeing a whole new world. When I closed the left eye (cataract and astigmatism still in place), objects were no longer fuzzy; everything had well-defined edges and colors were vibrant. My vision was clear and I could see far into the distance. This also meant I could see every wrinkle. When had those tiny lines on my cheeks appeared? And what about my forehead? The circles under my eyes made me look tired and – there it is – old! I would have to start wearing bangs that came down over my eyes. CLICK HERE to read the rest.

The gist of it is... with the new lens in my eye, I can see pine needles, and the gray hairs on Jakes face and the wrinkles in my face and the GRAY hair on my head that I thought was Brown and Gray

Details I have not seen in years and did not know it.
My first thought was OH NO, did I over edit photos the past few months because it looked dull?


I woke up singing this old song.. really old songI saw the light, I saw the light, no more darkness no more light, now I'm so happy no sorrow in sight. Praise the Lord, I saw the light.




18 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I know this song! You look much better than you think! And so great to see well, no matter what it is you are seeing.

Ann said...

I can remember when I first got glasses. I put them on and realized how fuzzy my vision had gotten. It's just amazing when you can see things clearly.
I think you look perfect just the way you are so you have nothing to worry about.

Madi and Mom said...

Amazing MS simply AMAZING. Just think of all the lovely things you can now see...your madsnapper gene is gonna go haywire
Hugs Cecilia

TexWisGirl said...

hooray! we are our own worst critics. you look happy and healthy.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is nice to see everything so clearly now. I think your sight is more important than any wrinkle or gray hair.

Your looking great! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

carolann said...

I read it. Thanks.

Gail said...

What a blessing.

Your pictures were great before, just think what you will see now!!!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I too know that 'Old" song, does that make me old? I'm so happy for you that there is so much improvement in your eyes.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I had no idea there would be such a difference. Thank God for medical miracles.

crafty cat corner said...

I think nature gives us ladies poor sight so that we cannot see those wrinkles. Without my glasses on I still look the same as I always have, put the glasses on and I am an old Granny. lol
Seriously though, over here in the uk they are rationing NHS ops for cataracts and some people are having to wait years to get them done. When I see what money is spent on unneccesary things it makes my blood boil. Our sight is the most important thing.
Glad you are happy with everything.
Briony
x

jandi said...

So glad to hear you are recovering well! Mmm... The pros and cons of eye surgery...

Kay said...

I've only had one eye done. I got an "early" cataract due to the eye injections (steroids) I have to have in that eye. My other eye is still fine and may not need cataract surgery for years. So I now wear one contact lens in the eye that did not have the surgery so I can see. You are so right about the colors. I really noticed how white my bathtub and other white objects were.

Even though I had the surgery in my right eye, I still see a lot of distortion through that eye because I have a condition in that eye that causes the distortion. As long as they can "fix" me so I can see well enough to drive, I'm happy.

Mevely317 said...

Now I'm nervous for DH to have his eye 'done' ... and discover how OLD his wife really looks!
I used to look at my mother's wrinkles and think that would never happen to me. Ha! Between heredity and 40 years of smoking (past), I look like I fell asleep with my face on a waffle iron.

Your complexion is lovely!!!

Mildred said...

What a blessing to be able to see clearly again after the surgery! So happy for you!

Denise inVA said...

That is a fascinating revelation. It makes me wonder what I am not seeing. I am squinting so hard now I need to get my eyes checked out. Didn't realize I was squinting so hard until it was mentioned to me, repeatedly now. You look great and Theresa is right and I was saying this to a friend only a short while ago, we really are our own worst critics. I repeat, you look great :)

photowannabe said...

So happy your sight is sharper and sorry wrinkles have "appeared".
I'm not happy with mine either. Just think when the other eye is done...it will be a whole new world.

Dory and the Mama said...

How totally awesome!!!
Smileys!
Dory

Betty Manousos said...

good morning , sandra. so happy to hear that there's so much improvement in your eyes! and you look just great!