10 July 2009

Anniversary comes round again

Greg is looking like Long John Silver this morning with a patch over his eye where he had the cataract operation yesterday afternoon. He was not looking forward to the operation (I wondered if they would even attempt it with him full of alcohol, but they did it all under a local anaesthetic anyway). We had been told by various people who had had a cataract operation themselves that the op was not at all gruesome and indeed it went very well. Greg lay down, they covered his face and 25 minutes later they took the cover off his face and the eye had been done. He did not feel a single thing - it was all done with drops in the eye,numbing, melting, soothing etc. So if you know anyone who needs to have a similar operation done, there is absolutely no need to worry. I took the patch off, as directed, this morning and there is not even a lot of redness. I have bathed the eye and put three different lots of drops in which has to be done four times a day over the next two weeks. Seeing as I shall be ensconced in Greece in ten days' time, that could be difficult, but hopefully Greg will be able to do the drops himself by then, if the alcohol makes him see straight!

It is our 33rd wedding anniversary today. Greg wants to celebrate. I can't be bothered. Am I really being that unreasonable?


9 comments:

nuttycow said...

I don't think you're being unreasonable. It is quite sad that you don't feel that you have anything to celebrate though. How does Greg want to celebrate? Is it just an excuse?

Nota Bene said...

Love the photo! I think you're something of a saint...but no you shouldn't celebrate if you don't want to...

Flowerpot said...

No - I wouldnt want to either. Great picture though...

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Unreasonable? It probably isn't for me to say, but if you want me to answer that, then No, I don't think you are.

Look forward to your holiday, you deserve the break.

CJ xx

Not Waving but Drowning said...

I bet he wants to celebrate.

23 years of having someone put up with him, something to really celebrate...FOR HIM!

Tell him to get stuffed and then treat yourself to something nice with the money he was going to use for the celebration.

You deserve better,


GG

Nechtan said...

Hi Rosiero,

What a great photo, brilliant.

I think it all depends what celebrating entails. If it entails one person getting drunk while the other one watches then I can fully understand your reluctance. If not then I still think you have earned the right to decide whether it is something you want to celebrate or not.

Greece is on the horizon. Now that is cause to celebrate. I hope you have a good time.

All the best

Nechtan

bess shepherd said...

rosiero, you need your holiday. I
hope you and Kay have a great time
in Greece. You must have some respite from your home situation.
Is it possible for you to provide
a safe haven for Snoopy? I think
he will be at risk if he is neglected for a week.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

I think you are reason personified actually! I stand and watch in amazement at your stamina, bravery and discipline...

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Celebrate in Greece with a Shirley Valentine moment!