Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Friday, 25 June 2021

Pinks and Blues

Good Morning everyone,
Many  thanks  to you all so much for the good wishes for yesterday. The equipment was in A1 working order, and the surgery went well, my surgeon was happy with the result and told me 2 hours later it had started to heal over already. The funny part was when she was using what I guess was a laser to disintegrate the clouded lens, the noise was like a tiny animal moaning , on and off, And all I could see were  pink and blue bright lights.  On the way home, even with extra dark goggles on, there was a purple star shining when I looked out the window!!!


So Onward and upward from now on, and I hope my left eye will get the wonderful new lens sooner rather than later .  My eyesight is still  blurry, I have this little plastic shield to wear all day today, and at night for a while longer, and if outside and it is windy. A post surgery check up in 4 to 6 weeks, then new lenses in my glasses, and I should be good for some serious sewing and quilting. I have 2 exciting projects to start, both with some favourite batiks,  so at the weekend might just have a play with them, arranging  them in the colours and seeing if I need to alter any.

Meantime, 2 hours south of us in Wellington, a visitor from Sydney arrived last Friday, visited so many places, flew back on Monday and then  tested positive for Covid 19. So the city is now in Alert Level 2, masks, distancing,  gatherings limited to 100, ( conferences, weddings, funerals and more) others in isolation after staying at the same hotel,  and some working from home. One person can cause so much disturbance, we are hoping no-one in that city will be infected. Tests galore, new testing stations are overrun with so many queuing up,  I am hoping that our grandson and friends stay safe down there.

Quotation of the day,  by William Shakespeare

" Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none"

Greetings from Jean



18 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Hooray for a smooth surgery and that healing is already beginning. I hope you get that time with the lovely batiks this weekend, and that the spread of covid to the south can be mitigated.

Kathleen said...

Good news! 24-48 hours will make a huge difference and very shortly after that, long before you are done with the drops you will be soooo much better.

Marie Smith said...

Great news about the surgery. I hope you heal well.

Jenny said...

So pleased your eye surgery went well, but then, I knew it would! I'm sure you cant wait to get back to sewing again. Since my spinal surgery I've had a couple of really short stints at my sewing machine but.......I seemed to have pulled a muscle or something in my back, so painful. Guess I'll have to be oatientvand waitvanother week or so before I try again. Must be the way I'm sitting at the machine, I expect.

Dee said...

Dear Jean, thanks so much for sharing the Shakespeare quote. I know that there's still a long ongoing argument about who exactly wrote the plays, but whoever did, he/she was a genius in understanding the human condition.

As to your operation: I am so happy for you. Vision concerns can be so "concerning!!!" I've had several surgeries on my eyes and I applaud the way you are following post-operative instructions. Please be good to yourself. Peace.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

So good to hear you have done well with your surgery! Many prayers and wishes for you to continue to do well. How scary with the positive covid person. Stay safe

Susan Heather said...

So pleased the surgery went well and hope there are no more Covid cases, it could spread so quickly.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jean,
I am so happy your eye surgery went well. I wish you a quick recovery.
It is scary what one person can do, even fully vaccinated we are weary to travel far from home. Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend!

Carol Mattingly Photography said...

What wonderful news that your first surgery is done and went great finally. I am so happy for you. I am sorry to hear about the covid but hang in there. Our nation is wide open and I can't even believe it when I walk into a store I'm not wearing a mask. It is wonderful. I feel I have been set free. Take care of yourself Jean. Carol

Inger said...

I'm glad your surgery went well. It will be wonderful when you can see properly and all this is over with. How terrible about the covid infected person. I've read about how careful your country is about coved, so I hope all the measures taken will work out for you and there won't be a big spread from this one person.

Mystic Quilter said...

So good to speak with you last week Jean and to know that all went well for you, hope things are still ticking along nicely and before too long you can be back at the sewing machine. The visitor from Sydney has certainly 'put the cat among the pigeons' to use a saying from my mother in years gone by. I'm going to be watching the news tonight to catch up with the present situation.

Jenn Jilks said...

Well done, Jean. I'm up to my ears in Gramma Camp, I haven't checked in.
I've been thinking of you, though. You will soon be back to normal.
I'm so sorry about the COVID stuff. crikey.

The Padre said...

Thank Goodness - Sending Positive Vibes - All The Best In July - Big Hugs

Cheers

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

That is indeed good news and now fingers and toes crossed that everything heals and you are back to A1 vision. At our ages, time flies so it won't take long. :)

KB said...

I am so happy for you!!!! Recover well.

Tanya said...

Good to hear that your surgery went well. You will be sewing in no time!

Fundy Blue said...

How wonderful to hear that you had your cataract surgery, Jean! I remember psychedelic colors from both of my surgeries and no pain or anxiety. I hope that your recovery continues and that you get back to creating beauty with your sewing soon. It's too bad that the Wellington area has to go on alert because of a Covid threat. I, too, hope no one gets infected. We have the delta variant spreading throughout the country, particularly in areas with low vaccination areas. I'm afraid there will be needless suffering and grief as a result. Love to you and Hugh.

The Furry Gnome said...

Glad your surgery went so well!