A Conversation with Tiger and Benji – Over the Hump

“I’m concerned about you Sue,” said Tiger.

“What he said,” chimed in Benji.

“That’s interesting, boys. I’ve been worried about you too! “

“You – worried about us? Why??”

“I had to ignore you! And didn’t know how you’d handle it. But I want you to know we’re on the other side. Things are getting back to normal so you can both relax again.”

“Thanks, Sue. Will do.”

“Starting now,” said Tiger.

Not to be too mysterious but I had an eventful week. Cataract surgery for me – both eyes – planned. Then my mom came to stay for some needed assistance – unplanned. We are both doing better.

Somehow – with my dear husband’s help – there was just enough supply for us to get through – reminding me of a verse – “As thy days, so shall thy strength be.” Deut. 33:25

For that I am thankful.

~ Susanne

29 Comments on “A Conversation with Tiger and Benji – Over the Hump

  1. I am glad your eyes are okay, Susanne. πŸ™πŸ» The cats are beautiful! ❀️

  2. Oh my goodness, Susanne! I’ll bet you’re glad that’s over. It seems to be a common surgery for us over 60. Your cats are super happy and content to have you home. Praying for healing and peace for your household!

  3. Hope the cataract surgery went well. It’s amazing the difference it makes, so I’m told.

    • Thank you. The surgery went well. It wasn’t elective but was recommended by my doctor to remedy ‘narrow angles’ which puts you at risk of glaucoma. My distance vision is now superb, but my near vision worse. Nothing works quite as good as the original! But I’m happy I had it done. πŸ™‚ And when I’m healed up I’ll get new glasses and everything will be much better.

  4. Finally also facing up to that this year and worried, worried, worried. Especially re finding someone reliable to care for my critters (including horses, chickens, and one very reactive dog who takes “stranger danger” way too seriously). One friend had one eye done then the other, one friend both at once, both were happy with their choice. One consultant suggested one approach, but the second opinion consultant – the other. Navigating choices upfront seems to be the biggest challenge – but one you clearly did with Grace and grace. Plus more importantly the gentle kindness of two deeply supportive (not to mention photogenic) kitties!

    • This wasn’t elective for me as my doctor recommended it to deal with ‘narrow angles’ to prevent glaucoma. But you’re so right about the worry and fguring out which lenses to have installed, as you have many options. Once decided the surgery isn’t bad at all. Overall, I’m glad it’s done and over with. I hope you get the help you need to manage the farm the first few days.

  5. I have been putting off cataract surgery on one eye for 3 years now. I hate having anything done with my eyes. Glad to hear it all went well for you.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks, Pete. I would have put it off too if I could, my vision was fine. My doctor advised cataract surgery to remedy my ‘narrow angles,’ which can result in glaucoma. I’m still adjusting to my new eyes but the surgery itself went well.

  6. Cataract surgery is amazing – I had one eye done some years ago and was so happy with the transformation in my sight. But to have both eyes done at the same time must be challenging. It’s usually advised against over here; they prefer to leave at least four weeks between.

    • My provider routinely does both eyes at once and I was happy to get it over with. I have drops multiple times a day for a month and wouldn’t want to do it twice. So far so good. My distance vision is now superb while my near vision has suffered as expected. I’m waiting for complete healing before getting new glasses. This wasn’t elective for me, but recommend as a remedy for ‘narrow angles’ which can result in narrow angle closure glaucoma. So I’m now free from that worry.

      • I think there are pros and cons either way. I was lucky that at the moment I don’t need the left eye done so it wasn’t an issue for me. I agree it will be good to get the drops over and done with, and to be able to choose glasses that will work for you in the long term.

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