I arrived bright and early at the day theatre reception, was taken in, all things checked out, and the drop regime began. 2 sets of drops every 5 minutes, then make sure my blood pressure was OK ( A bit higher than normal but stinging drops can cause that).
I was taken into the next area, found a lovely Lazy Boy Chair, given the red non slip socks, a button at the back gown and a white robe, then a warm blanket.
Then wait. Usually you do see the previous patients wheeled back, complete with a patch over the offending eye.
Not one appeared. There were 5 more of us waiting. this did seem to be a very long time waiting, as usually each patient is taken down, and back in about 30 minutes. By this time at least 4 others should have been attended to.
FINALLY, a tall good looking man came to me, said he was one of Dr Eiseman's team, and the news was, there had been an equipment fault, and all the following cataract surgeries were cancelled, I almost laughed, one lady almost cried, one lovely lady did a little dance.
Then one lady returned, I am guessing she was in theatre for a very long time, and had her surgery the old fashioned way, maybe they had already began and had to continue. I am so thankful that I was not there at that time.
I phoned Hugh to give him the news !!!!!!! was his reply. I was given a new date of 8th June.
However Annette and I did manage to get in some shopping after the three of us had a lovely lunch.
No photos, my eye is still so dilated anything is still a huge blur.
Thank you , every one for caring and sending love, messages and hopes.
Quotation of the day from Robert Burns,
" The Best-laid schemes of mice and men Go oft awry"
Greetings from Jean