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July 10, 2009 - 10:59am

Recovery going well, light work day

posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian.

Thanks for all the well wishes on my previous post about my cataract surgery yesterday (I even got some well wishes via e-mail from the Daily, which was nice).  It went well -- I've had more painful dentist visits ... like every dentist visit. This was completely painless (here I was freaked out for weeks for nothing). 

A silver-haired guy who came back to the pre-op/post-op room told the nurse that very thing, which I found somewhat reassuring, and then when I was being wheeled out, he said to me, "Hey, it's nothing, buddy."  And he was right. So if you ever find out you need cataract surgery (you don't have to be old to need it, but if you live long enough, you eventually will), just know it's nothing to worry about.

A little pain yesterday afternoon, but I've been fine since.

Dr. Alan Siegel put in a new lens that corrected the vision in my right a little bit, so now my prescription glasses aren't just quite right in my right eye, but I can't see out of my left without them. I'm seeing OK overall. 

I'll be doing a little light work today. I expect I'll be in the office from 1 to 5 p.m. for anybody who needs to pick up gift certificates. I am planning on attending the Muckdogs game tonight (you should, too -- it's always great fun at Dwyer and there are fireworks tonight).   I bet I make it to at least some of The Ramble tomorrow.

If you see me out and about, forgive me my dorky old-man sunglasses (needed to fit over my regular glasses, and apologies to any old men who wear them whom I just offended!).

Judy Sescil
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Howard glad you are back and the surgery wasn't painful :)
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We'll forgive the dorky sunglasses, but better wear that Padre's shirt since you'll sort of be incognito. Glad everything went well.
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Howard, Glad to hear everything went well. If you get out and about tomorrow stop in at the Stafford Fire hall we'll be hosting our 1st waterball and volleyball tournament,waterball will be starting around 8 am or so and volleyball starts at 11 am, should be a good time for all. Thanks
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Scott, I'll try to stop by ... sounds fun ... and/or feel free to submit pictures!
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Howard, this was your big chance to milk it a little and have your wife baby you. You dont get alot of these chances so ya gotta take em wen ya can ! P.S. How many fingers am I holding up? LOL. (yes more than one).
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I'm happy to hear things are coming along nicely for you. It would have been a shame for you to have missed the nice weather today!
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Welcome back Howard! Glad things went well. Thanks for fixing my post. I wilh have to stop by or call you, to figure out what I am doing wrong. Enjoy your week-end!
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Good to see your ok Howard. Dr. Alan Siegel is a great doc. He examined my daughter Angelina's eyes when she was 2 days old. Her eye was turned inward from the forceps, and she also had some bruising. He reasured us the eye would be fine, and it is. We'll be looking for you at the game with the big sunglasses on. You'll need them for the fireworks.

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