Thank you all SO much for caring words, good wishes and loving thoughts for Hugh and his cataract surgery.
It was a long day, a lot of waiting, but all is well.His eye is very bloodshot, last night the lids were still gummed together, after the anaesthetic gel was oozing out. Day theatre staff were very caring, reassuring, and seemed to be unflappable. cool, calm and collected.
The reason why Hugh is not allowed to drive for maybe 2 weeks, is , if he is outdoors and there is any wind flying , dust, debris or anything else might get into his eye, it needs to be protected, so he has this plastic shield, but the plaster obscures eyesight.And it has to be worn at night so sheets, pillow case edges or anything else cannot damage the eye.
I am hoping his recovery is fast. Meantime I am the driver, and so far so good. Thank you for all the offers to come,fill in, and help in any other way. Your are all troopers of the highest colour.
Meantime some pics of us in earlier years.
July 2008 at the Central Plateau. A very cold way to celebrate my birthday!!!
July 2005, another birthday photo.
And in 1964, my Dad, me ,Hugh, my Mum and Annette. These were the days of hats, gloves stockings !!! , this was at a family wedding in Papakura.
And one of the Purakaunui Falls in Otago. Maybe in 2009.A very popular spot for all photographers. I remember one man from Europe clambering down the slippery rocks to be almost in the spray. I hope to be there again next February.
Quotation of the day, from a Waterfall
“ Go with the flow,
and let the cares float away downstream”
Greetings from Jean