My New Lens

Yesterday afternoon I watched the Women’s Six Nations rugby matched between England and Ireland and between Scotland and Italy.

This morning Jackie drove me to SpaMedica for my cataract eyes surgery.

As, later, I reached for my normal distance spectacles to watch a recording of the rugby match between France and Wales, I realised they would not be much use to me, even if I could fit them on over my new lens shield. Never mind, I could see enough with my thirty year old lens replacement.

The surgeon was quite smart to engage me in a conversation about cricket while he was replacing the deteriorated lens with the new one, thus taking my mind off what he was doing – he knew that my earlier cataract was consequent on having been hit in the eye by a cricket ball as a teenager.

This evening we will all dine on Red Chilli takeaway meals. I shan’t put any more on this blog post because the screen is too bright for sore eyes.


  1. They had me so relaxed during my surgery, I don’t remember a thing! I know your recovery will be speedy.

  2. I thought you were talking about a new camera lens, Derrick, oops! Your doctor is wise to keep your mind on rugby while he worked. I hope your eye heals very soon! Your beard looks great, I could never grow a good looking beard.

  3. I’m glad you were able to have the surgery, Derrick. I imagine the process was much better than your previous one. You’re looking great! There’s a similar photo of my husband somewhere.

  4. I’m delighted the surgery is over. I hope it proves to be successful. Keep away from bright lights and rest your eyes. 🙂

  5. I have good eyesight and I see you are looking good! So glad to hear that all went well! Prayers for a quick complete healing and recovery!
    Yes, do rest! Blogging can wait!
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. I see a bit of war paint after your battle with eye surgeon … and despite losing the fight, I see you are still looking ok …

  7. Several years on and having had two cataract operations, I still find bright light can be uncomfortable at times.

  8. My father was an eye surgeon. I never really appreciated how awesome they really are. I remember working for him as an office manager and always being so amazed at how easily he could talk to people before, during, and after operations. It didn’t matter if they were a carpet cleaner, fireman, retired athlete, senator, or anything else out there he could always find a calm and easy way to relate to them to help settle their nerves. I’m glad you were able to find a similar surgeon, I hope your recovery goes well!

  9. I am wishing you much success with your sight and healing. I hope you are not in pain. You are blessed to have an angel carer like Jackie who also cooks like an angel.
    When my dad struggled with his sight for a time, he was an avid reader, and stubborn about putting the book down. I sent him audiobooks, and he used them (sometimes)

    1. Thank you very much, Sarah. The lens is progressing well, but I have a lingering cough – fortunately not of your Covid variety, which I hope is improving

  10. Compliments on the operation. It is much “lighter” todays than in the past. My eldest brother (about your age) had it and it went fine… My ophtalmologist says I will have to do it in a few years… No hurry.
    I loved the arrow drawn above your eyebrow. Wouldn’t want to do the wrong eye would one?
    Prompt recovery Derrick. Stay away from the screens for a little while…

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