Thursday, April 17, 2008

What An Interesting Day!

Well, I sure had a long day today. I had an appointment with my eye specialist at the hospital. I had missed two other appointments because both times we had a snow storm and couldn't get into the city during rush hour. Anyway, in order to get there today, everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Left in plenty of time, and took and alternate route, however, it was even slower than the busy route. I was nearly 15 minutes late and was afraid they wouldn't see me. But thankfully they did, and a good thing too. My eyes are a mess because of my diabetes. I must have had 10 different tests, including being shot up with dye to take pictures of my eyeballs. After all that, the Dr. said things were serious with my eyes, but he could probably save my sight if I have (get this!) 8 laser surgeries! What??? Not only that, he wanted to do the first one today...o.k...sounds like fun. So he sent me away for some lunch and when I came back I went right into surgery. No, of course I didn't have the luxury of being put to sleep. No bullet to bite on even...actually, I exaggerate. I asked him if it would hurt, and he said yes. Fair enough, at least he was honest. All in all, the surgery took about 20 minutes, and wasn't all that painful. I think I'll live through the next 7...whatever. My eye doesn't really hurt too much, but it did give me a headache. C'est la vie! So, now I go for surgery every Thursday for the next 7 weeks. I'll be glad when it's done.
Well, it's over Sens fans. We just couldn't remember how to play hockey. We sucked and now we are gone till next fall. Boo hoo...go Calgary! You have to be flexible as a fan, don't you think?
In other news, Poppy has an egg again. She gets way more action than I do. We'll have to see how this one turns out, if it does.
Holly got her hair cut very short yesterday. It looks very cute. She started out wanting to shave herself bald...eek! I said, 'o.k. Brittany!! But don't blame me if you end up under suicide watch at the hospital!' After she had time to examine her new 'do' she told me that she looks like a 'Doodlebop', whatever that is. I disagreed. She still looks human. Anyway, she went to the trouble of finding the Doodlebops on-line, which is some sort of kids show. Huh, she was right! But she still looks cute.
Well, that's all the news that's fit to print. I'll write again soon.
Take care All


forsythia said...

Wow, surgery on such short notice. Take care of yourself! It always amazes me when people who have nice, long hair go and chop it all off. In my next life, I will have hair long enough to sit on.

Nancy said...

That is a pretty frightening story about your eyes and I cant believe they did surgery right away. Wasnt it a problem to see to get home? I sure hope it is over for you soon and is a complete success. I too have diabetes and poor eyesight but the bad eyes came LONG before the diabetes and have been pretty stable since I was diagnosed two years ago.

Tory said...

Forsythia, I've had long hair all my life but my hair is baby fine and thinning. It was always a mess and I finally had to make the descision to cut it all off. I hated it, but I really had no choise.
Nancy, my Hubby was with me and I don't drive anyway, so it wasn't a problem. Thanks for the comments u 2!

Lynx217 said...

my focusing is just going to hell, that's all... oh if only I'd wear my glasses more... but they hurt after a while! my head isn't used to 'em.

just a note on hair... 2-3 more months and Locks of Love gets more hair from me :)

forsythia said...


Some folks have hair than is even finer than "baby fine." (Your type and mine.) One time I was getting a salon permanent. The beautician left the box where I could read it. It said "Limp and Fine Formula.") I said, "You shouldn't leave that insulting box where the customer can see it." She replied, "Believe it or not, some people have finer hair than yours. It's called "Frog Fur.")

Lynx217: I've heard about Locks of Love and I think you are doing a wonderful thing.

forsythia said...


As soon as I work my way through my growing list of "Techno-tasks" --such as learning how to use our digital camera, leaning how to post photos, finding out why we don't receive copies of the messages we send out to a couple of "listserves, and mucho mucho mas--I will start a blogroll. You and Nancy will be among the first I list.