Ya win some (vision), ya lose some (memory)


When you get your eyes slashed and whacked you are obliged to put in drops four times a day for about three weeks.  Of course, most people undergo cataract surgery when they are older.  And they are the ones who have senior moments.  They forget.  WE forget! Can you believe that!?  Sal and I have forgotten to ‘do drops’ at least three separate times over this eye-drop regimen.  We missed a session again yesterday.

Well, I missed the session yesterday……………

“What the hell is wrong with us?  This shouldn’t be so hard, right?”

“Well, we have our lapses, sweetie.  And I did manage to put the dogfood in the breadbox………….”

“Yeah.  And I put my hat down somewhere within thirty feet of the front door and, for the life of me, I still can’t find it.”

“It is Sunday, right?”

“Not a clue.”

Honestly?  I don’t think we are really losing it.  Not really.  Well, OK, maybe a bit.  But I have always had trouble finding my keys, glasses, socks, etc. and Sal hasn’t finished a sentence in years.  She starts them but they just end mid-sentence.  I usually finish them for her.  What else are partners for, eh?

“Sweetie, I was thinking that on Tuesday I’d……………………..” (and then a pause so long it could pass for a vacation).  So, I fill in………

“Go to the post office?  Make muffins?  Invite someone over?  Rearrange the furniture? Write a novel?  C’mon, Sal, gimme a hint.  Tuesday is a long day!”  Sometimes I pull on my ear and say, “Sounds like?”

She just looks at me…………

But basically we have it together.  I think.  We’d likely be the last to know though, right?  I mean, it is the loons who think they are sane, right?  True sanity is checking in now and then to make sure…………..ya know?  At least we are still checkin’ in to make sure.  That has to be a good sign.  Right?

Tho I can’t remember the last time we checked in………..

Never mind………………..we are fine ……..and……………well………….?…hmmm……… where was I going with this?

Oh yeah.  Eyes.  A few days from now I am going back for eye number 2.  The stress level is way down this time.  Nothing like a little success to put one’s mind at ease.  And eye #1 is like having had an eagle’s eye swapped in.  It is great.  I should have opted for Blu-ray, maybe.  But, still, I can see from one eye very well and it is very reassuring.  I am actually looking forward to it.

I just hope we don’t forget which day…..


4 thoughts on “Ya win some (vision), ya lose some (memory)

  1. “I think the secret to a happy life is a selective memory. Remember what you are most grateful for and quickly forget what your not.”


  2. ah, I feel better. i am an “un finisher” of sentences. My mind goes off in another direction before I finish one thought. PS: glad you are healing up well — even while missing 3 doses. (what? how could you? lol) Good luck with the 2nd eye!


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