Saturday, January 09, 2010

Dingy Harry . . .

. . . apologizes.

No, not for being a total asshat, but for the following statement during the campaign:
WASHINGTON – Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid apologized on Saturday for saying Barack Obama should seek — and could win — the White House because Obama was a "light skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

Very sensitive, Harry.
Mrs. B . . .

. . . can see.

In September, Mrs. B had her annual eye test. The Optometrist did some tests, and advised her to see an Ophthalmologist to be evaluated for cataracts. The exam showed some cataracts, but they were apparently "mild" enough that immediate surgery wasn't necessary.

After being fitted for new glasses, her vision kept deteriorating, so in November, we went back to the Ophthalmologist. The cataracts had advanced rather rapidly, and the best vision she could obtain was 20/40.

On 30 DEC, she had outpatient surgery on her right eye. Yep. Outpatient surgery. Cut a slit in the eyeball, liquefy and suck out the lens, then insert an artificial lens. Thirty minutes and done. She went home with an eye patch and several comments about pirates and parrots.

The next day, we were back for a post-op checkup. When the MD removed her eye patch, she looked at me and said "I can see you as clear as a bell."

She has a little difficulty right now because one eye sees very well, and the other does not. That will be fixed on 29 JAN when the left eye is done. Technology is amazing, innit?

Demonstration below if you're interested.