I got a phone call to say there was a cancellation slot available for my cataract to be removed. I had been due to have this done when we went into lockdown nationwide,
Already confined to the house because of my age I could not go out for daily exercise as I could not see kerbs, potholes, uneven pavements etc. Living alone meant that I was confined to my house (but was lucky that I have a garden) and could not get a daily walk.
Time dragged on and in late September I was sent an appointment for the eye hospital. They told me it would be another 4 to 6 months because of the backlog of cancelled operations. I was however given the chance to go on the cancellations list'
Then week before last the call came!!! Can you have a Covid test on Wednesday and if clear we will operate on Friday? And that's what happened!.
So now it's drops every four hours for a few weeks followed by an eye test, follow up appointment and new glasses. I have been wearing sunglasses as everything seems so bright but I have been out and I can now make out kerbs and other obstacles.
I have even started reading for short periods and I am hoping to do things that I had to abandon because of my poor eyesight.
I know today we have started life in Tier 2 with a possibility of more restrictions to come but suddenly for me the world is definitely a whole lot brighter!