Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Research from Indiana University suggests that chocolate milk is as good as sports drinks for recovery after intense endurance sports. It has carbohydrates, protein, electrolytes, vitamins, minerals and a sweet flavor that most people like.
April 8

I had cataract surgery on my left eye this morning. It all feels a little strange, a little like there is a big piece of sand under my eyelid. I have two types of drops to put in my eye four times a day for a week. One is an antibiotic and the other is a Prednisone drop (ugh, I've gotten very leery of any steroid). I also have a lubricating drop, as my eyes seem very dry. I can use it as needed.
So this is what they do to insure there are no mistakes. The "C" is for Dr. Clifford who did the surgery and it was placed over the left eye. I found it a little amusing but I'm guessing there are no mistakes using this method.
Bill got to watch the surgery on a monitor in a little glass room beside the surgery suite. I presume he was watching exactly what they were recording for the patient as he said there was a narrator in there. I haven't watched the DVD yet but will soon. Surgery was done at the Fry Eye Surgery Center in Garden City. I've been in a lot of different medical facilities in the last few years and I think this is truly the best I've ever been in. Everyone was courteous, professional and very friendly. I was very impressed, good thing as I go back in three weeks to have my right eye done.
And the Easter Lily was my prize for being a good patient! Actually everyone left with one. We decided that everyone gets something when they leave because this morning there were three empty shelves in the office. This afternoon when I had to go back to be checked before leaving town, the same shelves were full on lilies. So we think they always have something for the patient to take home.
When we walked in to the office this morning the lady that works next door to me was there. With her was a guy a quite often see at the post office in the mornings. I never realized they were married. In fact I had never known his name.
My eye is getting sore again. I should take some aspirin again and maybe give it a rest for a while.

1 comment:

Oma aka Meme said...

praying for your eye and a good rest- hugs from Meme