We showered last night so that we could get an early start this morning. We were up at 5:30, downstairs for breakfast a few minutes after six, and out the door by 6:30 in order to be at Spokane Eye Clinic by Forry's scheduled time of 6:45 for his cataract surgery. We paid the $200 co-pay, then waited a few minutes before they called him back to the surgery area. I got some coffee and settled in with my iPad to wait.
A couple of hours later, they called me back and I found him sitting in the surgery chair, with a patch on his left eye, sipping a cup of coffee. We got a new set of instructions, some tape for a night shield, some dark glasses and a schedule of eye drops for the next four weeks. We drove back to Madison Inn and spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon resting and watching the Olympics on TV.
My former colleague and friend Helen sent me a message saying she had an appointment at the Eye Clinic at one. Since she was going to have her eyes dilated, Jerry was coming along to drive her home. They stopped at Starbucks, picked up frappacinos and stopped by for a visit. What a treat! We sat in the lobby, enjoying our drinks and chatting for over an hour! It was so good to see them and have a nice visit.
After they left, it was finally five o'clock and we could take Forry's eye patch off and re-start the eye drop routine. Only now, it was three different drops instead of two. With a five minute wait between each one, it takes a good fifteen minutes each time. He's supposed to get three doses in today before bed, then tomorrow we'll go to a four times a day schedule.