Wednesday, February 27, 2008

As if I needed A Reminder!


             Ok, yesterday I went to get my eyes checked.   I can't see with my glasses anymore and I need to be able to draw up insulin for my patients.  We usually use pens now a days, but sometimes I need to use a syringe.  So being able to see is important in my job.
            I realize I am getting older.  One only has to look in the mirror for the eventable fact to be plainly clear.   Also I am fairly certain, if my memory doesn't fail me,  young people don't have this much problem with arthritis and aches and pains in the morning....if they are lucky and I surely hope they are.

        So anyway.....back to my eye exam.   The darn doc tells me I am starting to get cataracts!  What!  At my age!   Gee.  I surely didn't expect this for at least 7 years.  Surely you have to be at least 60 or older to get cataracts!  I am just a young pup. 

         Now younger then my beloved dog who has passed me in age and  yes....she has cataracts but she is OLD enough to have them.   She  earned them.   I am just a young goddess of a thing.  I can't be getting them.   WAAAAAAAAAAAA.   Where did my youth go? 
     It was just yesterday I was skinny dipping in the river.  Bronze tight skin with the water running off it.  My body making grown men grow taunt with lust.


 Now I have  cateracts!  Sob.  I could show my naked body to a bunch of men with really bad cateracts and probably still get the same reaction....if they forget to take their blood pressure meds that day or don't fall asleep in front of the TV.

              Ok, with that depressing news in hand I went shopping after we got the last of my MIL's, ( yes the last!) clothes donated.   A close out sell.   60% off.  Sure to make me feel better and it did.  I bought a wonderful new teapot and matching cookie jar to go in my kitchen with my chicken theme.  I will take pictures tomorrow and show you.   A 60% off sale.....almost, but not quite as good as sex.



inquestoftruth said...

Well, bless your heart!   Get those things taken care of....and that does NOT make you old.  

madcobug said...

Julie that kind of surgery is not bad at all, as long as you are faithful and use the drops several days as directed so you don't have infection set in. Makes seeing almost 100% better. Hugs, Helen

kirkbyj05 said...

My mum was in her early fifties when hers developed.  It took almost being run down by a double decker bus, which she didn't see, for her to agree to have it done.  In those days you stayed in hospital until the stitches dissolved and lie still too so as not to sneeze.  Nowadays its a day case.  Lots of people have it done and are fine as long as no infection sets in.
I'm sure you still build a fire in a lot of men's hearts when they see you Julie.
Great to hear that Betty's stuff has now gone to good homes.
I nearly bought a Hen salt and pepper pot the other day whilst I was returning from the hairdressers.  She held the egg shaped salt and pepper pots on her half opened wings.  I might still go back as I can't get them out of my mind.  Lol!
I don't really need them but they looked cute.
Jeanie xxx

maryajacobs5 said...

I wouldn't worry too much, I was 40 when I had mine, so started aging a lot earlier than you lol


jlocorriere05 said...

I know how you feel Julie! The opthalmologist told me I had macular degeneration adding that a lot of older people get it! I thought he must have got my notes mixed up with some old cronies' notes! Glad you got your teapot and cookie jar at a bargain price. Jeannette xx  

xxroxymamaxx said...

LOLOL!!!  Not funny about the cataracts though.  My eyes are starting to fail me and I'm only 38.  I can't see too good up close.  Sucks when I'm knitting!! or reading.  So much for perfect vision.  Have a wonderful Thursday Julie!!  Love, Shelly

springangel235 said...

Oh no, yes...some get them early...and I know my Dad had them early too.  I wonder now if I am next.  Keeping good thoughts...hugs and love,

countrylady4071 said...

Hi Julie,
I was diganosed with cataracts when I was 49, I'm now 53.  I felt the same way you did when my eye doctor told me...I told her I'm too young for this!!!!  She said I was quite young, but some have them a lot younger...Have a great evening.

cacklinrosie101 said...

I was 51 when I was diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes, the right is worse.  The doc says he's seeing so much more cataracts now in younger people because of UV exposure.  But just think, after surgery comes 20/20 vision or so he says.  Chris

jimsulliv3 said...

Hi Julie - I can't read without glasses. I probably should get glasses to go to AREA 51, but the people look better without them.

You need to go to your entry where you put Zoey's pictures. It made your journal wide, again.


rdautumnsage said...

I seriously need to go get my eyes checked.....It's the age thing, I feel like everything aches and needs to be checked..I've seen your pictures hon, you look young for your age. (Hugs) Indigo

lanurseprn said...

You are too young for that! You aren't much older than I am! I don't wanna hear that!  I know it's time for me to get my eyes checked again, too. I can't see anything small at all without my glasses. Terrible!
Have a good night.