It’s been a couple of weeks since my “blood pressure event” and I am certainly feeling better. I’m stronger, my stamina is coming back, I can walk, I can talk. even my brain seems to be making a return to its former confused and extremely short attention span self.
I’m going to put the last few days down as a Mighty Fine week!
Well, you think to yourself, “if he’s that high on his week there must have some news.” And right you are. Early in the week I visited my GP for us to go over my hospital visit. He listened, he nodded, he smiled, he frowned ( mostly smiled), He adjusted my blood pressure meds a bit. I was telling him I snore at night, am always tired, have no energy, wake up a lot at night and that Mare had caught me not breathing for a bit, than waking myself as I reacted to my severe lack of oxygen. No smile now, Now we get action. As he grabs his notepad he tells me I’m going to a sleep-over with a cute nurse or two because it sounds like I have Sleep Apnea which means I probably need a CPAP machine. With that device I will not snore, I will sleep all night and awake well rested with lots of energy. Sounds like a great outcome right?
That was Tuesday. Thursday I had an appointment with our optometrist. It’s been a couple of years since I got new glasses so it’s probably time. We go through all the tests and I’m confused: As he completes my exam he talks about new luxury cars.
Oh, sorry, I am confused. He didn’t say Cadillac. He said cataracts.
Easy fix though he says. They just snip a little slot in your eyes (excuse me while I freak) and in about 15 minutes ( the time it takes to climb in my eye, smash my lens and pull it out with their Hoover vacuum cleaner and then put in a new lens, all while I’m fully conscious and awake) I put on my sunglasses and say good bye.
And the bonus is that after the operation I may not need glasses.
Wow! I’m a very lucky guy. In just one short week I find out I’m going to feel better, may have my energy level restored to that of an 18-year-old and won’t be bothered by my glasses every time I go to see something.
And the icing on the cake is: Marilyn bought me an early birthday present. I am the proud owner of a really fun 360 camera. More on the camera later. First, I have a lot to learn.
“If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you”
You sure are a good reader! You deserve a STAR.