Wednesday, November 18, 2009

top five benefits to being cataract free

1. return to 20/20 vision
2. return of colour vision
3. being able to drive at night without feeling like I am driving into an exploding fireworks factory
4. being able to read road signs before I pass them
5. no more reading glasses

I am really glad I had cataract surgery before heading out to Vancouver this weekend, where I will be driving solo in a strange city that has too many bridges, in a province without one single straight road.


Missy said...


Barbara Bruederlin said...

I know, right? Thanks for the cheer, Missy.

mister anchovy said...

Wahoo from out east too..

Allison said...

I hope your car rental comes with a little GPS unit. I've found mine very helpful when I've first getting to know the city.

Two more sleeps!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can hear you all the way out here, Mr Anchovy. Thanks!

I'm bringing Lady Garmin with me, Al. She is a good recalculator.

justrun said...

Now that is the truth about B.C.! It is good to be able to see clearly!

Wandering Coyote said...

You gotta love BC! I'm glad you're vision "adventures" are over and have paid off!

bloody awful poetry said...

I'm too jealous of your 20/20 vision to say anything nice. Feel my envy. Feel it.

Oh but congratulations on being able to read road signs again! I have to read them for my parents when we're on highways at night.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

If it's not the mountains, it's all the bridges, Justrun. Something is always standing in your way in that crazy province.

It's been an adventure, driving around by intuition rather than sight, Wandering Coyote. Not recommended.

I feel it, BAP. Your force field is strong.
You're a good daughter, though, acting as the night vision commander. Every parent needs those.

kelly said...

perfect good for you..and at your age too!

driving in Vancouver can be a challenge.

How is the daughter (can't recall name) doing with November rains so far? I bet she's worn her cute little boots, raincoat and used her umbrella. November is traditionally the wettest windiest month

kelly said...

ummm...not implying that you are old or anything

Westcoast Walker said...

Being able to see while driving is generally an asset, especially on the treacherous roads of Vancouver. I am glad you got this fixed.

It could be detrimental as well though, as you start to see things that will truly terrify you - like the dude I saw recently smoking a pipe and talking on a cell phone while making a left hand turn. Sometimes blind ignorance is bliss!

btw.. your verification word for this comment is "sogongs".

Todd said...

Yay! I'm glad you can see so perfectly now --- and in full colour, too!

Slowly over time I find my vision getting worse. I am sometimes of little use on the road when the driver asks me what the upcoming sign says. When I go blind and require surgery I'll come to you for advice. :)

Have a great trip!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Of course you aren't, Kelly.
She's handling the wet, dark and wind reasonably well, I think, although she has already had to replace her purse umbrella with a sturdier Vancouver-worthy edition.

I was hoping to buy a sogong whilst in Vancouver, Matthew. They look so comfortable and yet so stylish.
I once went on a roadtrip with a boss who drove whilst talking on the phone, reading a map and drinking a coffee.
Not recommended.

Thanks, Todd. I highly recommend getting eye surgery done if it is warranted. Well worth while!