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Benefits of Having Cataract Surgery on My Left Eye

I had cataract surgery on my right eye a year ago. Several other surgeries got in the way of having the left eye done, but that’s finally scheduled for next week. As I mentioned on Facebook, filling out the online pre-op form takes longer than the actual surgery.

Having gone through this before, I know the surgery is weird because one is sort of awake but not awake enough to know what’s happening or to care about what’s happening. I’m not a fan of having to put eye drops in my eye for several weeks after the surgery. As I think about this, I see there are more benefits that I hadn’t previously considered:

  • keepleftObjects in the left-hand side mirror will no longer be blurrier than they appear.
  • My right hand will finally know what my left hand is doing.
  • I will no longer laugh at left-handed compliments.
  • The true motives of communists and socialists will become clear.
  • Characters in novels won’t disappear when they wall over to the left-hand side of the page.
  • At dinner time, I wan’t have to ask my wife what the left-overs are.
  • Whenever I’m left in the lurch or left out in the cold, I’ll be able to see what I need to do.
  • When I’m left in the dark, it will actually be dark.
  • The so-called left-hand path of magic (black magic) will probably look more inviting, but no less dangerous.
  • When traveling by plane, my suitcase will no longer be left luggage.
  • I’ll finally understand the book “The Left Hand of Darkness.”
  • I’ll know where to drive when I see a KEEP LEFT road sign.
  • When somebody says “Elvis has left the building,” I’ll be able to see whether that’s really true.
  • I can move to the Left Bank in Paris where many famous authors have lived and become rich and famous.

Magical Realism Blog Hop

MRbloghop2016The magical realism blog hop, a series of posts by numerous authors about their favorite genre, runs between July 29 and July 31. I will post my magical realism entry on Malcolm’s Round Table on July 29.

If you enjoy the genre, I hope you’ll stop by.




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4 thoughts on “Benefits of Having Cataract Surgery on My Left Eye

  1. I wish you well with the procedure. It’s a bad time to do that during the election fracas because it will be scary to be able to see the whole thing.

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