Rainy Days and Mondays…

barny-curled-up.jpgA rainy Monday around here was a great thing! We finally got some rain in our area.  Already things are greening up, but they say it isn’t enough to break the drought we’ve been having. 

“He” went to the eye doctor last week and found that he is not a candidate for Lasik surgery.  While “He” and “She” were both a little disappointed, it didn’t come as a complete surprise.  There is an alternative to Lasik that he would be a candidate for.  It involves a permanent lens implant.  But, he has decided not to pursue the idea of surgery. So, back to the drawing board on sunglasses.  “She” is a contact lens wearer and has suggested he give that a try, but “He” just can’t get past the idea of putting his finger in his eye everyday.

In an earlier post, we mentioned that the gate was malfunctioning and wouldn’t open from the inside, potentially trapping anyone who entered.  “He” was able to correct the problem in just a few short minutes.  However, shortly after having fixed the gate, there was a funny occurence.  Three ladies in a car (a particular religious group that makes home visits) got through the gate as someone was leaving, not realizing it would close automatically.  When the gate did begin to close, the driver got panicky, got out of the car and ran to the keypad to try to stop the gate (what was she thinking?).  Then, she was on the outside and her car was on the inside.  “He” happened to see there was something going on and rode down to the gate to explain she could simply turn around and drive up to the gate and it would open automatically.  It was really kind of funny!

Since tomorrow is a Holiday, “She” and Daughter are going to celebrate the best way they can imagaine.  They are going shopping.  Daughter needs to augment her wardrobe for her new job and “She” is always open to buying more clothes.  “He” will spend the day with Grandsons 1 & 2, as their Dad will be working.

According to today’s forecast, we have a chance of more rain today.  That will be good for the farmers and homeowners in our area.  It will also be good for us.  It’s shaping up to be a great day for one long cat nap.


3 thoughts on “Rainy Days and Mondays…

  1. I’m sure it was disappointing to hear that “He” is not a candidate for Lasik, but depending upon the exact nature of the situation it may be that there are more alternatives available than the lens implant. If it is due to his corneas being thin, then a laser surface sculpt technique like PRK, LASEK, or Epi-Lasik may be appropriate. If it is because his vision is really bad, there are two types of implantable lenses available. On “helper” lens is implanted just in front or just in back of the iris. Refractive Lens Exchange is the same as cataract surgery and may be appropriate if he is over about age 45. Details on all of these are at our website.

    Of course, those contacts that “He” does not want to put in every day would be the least invasive way to not wear glasses.

    Glenn Hagele

    I am not a doctor.


  2. Hey, y’all — I was considered for both Lasik and the lens implant surgery, and the doc (in Birmingham) opted for the lens implant, and it was GREAT. I’m @5 years post-procedure now and would still highly, highly recommend. It was not a big deal at all, seemed to take ‘mere moments’ to do. The most interesting thing was — since they did one eye at a time a couple of weeks apart — was to see the difference in looking through an “old” lens (the one born with) and the new — seeing through the new lens made me realize how yellow the “old” lens had become over the years. It’s been a great choice for me.


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