Been Off The Grid — In Between Worlds

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I’ve been off the grid with cataract surgery. I feel I’m in between worlds now with surgery done on one eye and the other scheduled for next week.

It’s like I’m walking in one door seeing the world the way I’ve always seen it and now feeling a transformation where I’m beginning to see what I’ve missed for so many years.

I don’t know what it will all be like when I come out the other side. Only, if what I’ve experienced so far is any clue, I’m in heaven.

I’m waking up to many things connected to my eyes — ha, even discovering that I didn’t know I was lost.

Thank you for staying with me andΒ being there. No doubt, there will be more to come. I’m truly grateful for all of you and this life-changing experience.

Pat from the ‘ol kitchen table

30 thoughts on “Been Off The Grid — In Between Worlds

    • Thanks Carl — I’m glad you had it done and it was a wonderful experience. It’s turning out to be the same for me, too, and is changing my life. πŸ™‚

  1. I hope your surgery went well – I guess it did, if you’re seeing better now in one eye. I haven’t had cataract surgery – yet. If I live long enough, I guess I will have to. Anyway, my husband had cataract surgery many years ago, and he was amazed at the difference. He was a painter, and he didn’t realize that he wasn’t seeing colors correctly. His whole world opened up all over again.

    • Thank you, Carol. It means a lot that you stopped by and took the time to leave your encouraging thoughts. I’m experiencing the same things your husband did in that I’m noticing textures, colors and eye expressions. My husband is enjoying it as much as I in seeing my reactions to things. I never knew how much I missed and can only get better next week after the other eye is done. πŸ™‚

  2. My husband went through this. He was amazed at things like colors. You will love your ‘new’ eyes.

    • Aw, thank you Cheryl, I am amazed and loving it. I’m still in between eyes so seeing is still a challenge with eyes focusing — one with new and the other with old. You’re husband is right about the colors and I’m seeing textures and expressions. I teased hubby that I can see him roll his eyes now (ha-ha). A whole new world is opening up to me and words can’t express the gratitude I feel. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Susan. I am already and so happy with only the one eye done. Can’t believe the difference. πŸ™‚

        • Thank you, Susan — you’re right. It’s a BIG difference and have much to look forward to. Appreciate your kind thoughts and blessings, my friend. Your support encourages me and warms my heart. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Lois, for your vote of confidence and encouraging words. It’s certainly has been a process but one that is literally changing my life as I’ve known it — for sure. πŸ™‚

    • I know you know what you’re talking about in that, Karin, having gone through your own special eye experiences. I especially remember what you wrote in “Live life in the clear…looking through the inner lens” and have made note of it. I saved your dialogue with Self/Source and have read it over and over for myself. It has been a source of inspiration for me while working through this process.

      Thank you for your well wishes. It has already changed my life and can only imagine what’s to come. No doubt it will be like you said and be the best. πŸ™‚

  3. My thoughts are with you Pat. It sounds as if you are seeing life with so much more clarity as your sight improves and it is truly a beautiful world! Dianax

  4. I’m so glad the first surgery went well Pat and I hope that by the time I’m reading this you may be recovering from the second. Good luck and best wishes my friend πŸ™‚

    • Aw, thank you so much, Cecilia, and I’m happy you found your way over here on my site. I am doing well with both cataract surgeries now complete. I’m now working on the eye adjustment part and easing back into normal routines. It’s been miraculous and beautiful. I have much to be thankful for.

      Happy to see how successful you’ve been out on your own in Switzerland and living in those small spaces. Looks like you have a lot to share. Reminds me of another one of my fellow bloggers, Lois at “The Eco-Grandma“, where she started in small places utilizing all that she saw around her and has since learned to apply that to a full-size home. Like you, she’s quite talented and courageous out on her own.

      Hope you’ll come back again and spend some time with us around my ol’ kitchen table. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Bev, it’s nice to be missed. I’m still not quite back, yet, as eyes are still adjusting. I’m waiting for final prescription for reading glasses to see the computer better. The changes have been amazing and love that I’m able to see so much better than before. πŸ™‚

      • I had a visit with one of my older sisters today who had the same operation. She doesn’t wear glasses at all and she can read street signs better than me with my glasses!

        • I’m getting there, Bev. It might just be the same way for me when all the adjusting sorts itself out. I had mono-vision cataract surgery where one lens is for close and the other for distance. I’m not having any issues with it since it’s the same type of correction I had with my contacts. Because the differences were so extreme due to astigmatism, they made the best judgement on correction to blend both. So far, it’s working out good but still a little blurry reading and computer work.

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