Flatlander Faith

Apologetics from an Anabaptist perspective

Unintended consequences of cataract surgery

I called my cousin Rose Friday evening. She’s actually the widow of my cousin Ron, but I don’t think cousin-in-law is a word. Anyway, I’ve known her all my life so I just call her my cousin. Ron died three years ago at the age of 91. Rose will hit that mark next month. She had a mini stroke in December and uses a walker now, but sounds just as upbeat as ever.

I mentioned that I was going to have cataract surgery on my right eye in a few days. “That’s nothing to worry about. There’s nothing to it. Ron and I both had it done and we were very happy with the results.”

Then she added, “Except that after Ron had his eyes done, he looked at me and said, ‘I never knew you had so many lines on your face!'”

I’m sure he said it with a smile. They were happily married for 64 years.

2 responses to “Unintended consequences of cataract surgery

  1. Alan Baglien March 22, 2015 at 08:56

    Every time I get my glasses prescription renewed, or hearing aids updated, there are always surprises!

  2. Bob Goodnough March 28, 2015 at 20:08

    My eye is pretty much recovered from the surgery now, but my old eyeglasses don’t let me see the full effect. A few more weeks until I can get new glasses.

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