The Anonymous Widower

My Cataract Operation

It was all very simple and painless.

After the procedures, where they checked that they had the right patient and that everything else was in order, after some local anaesthetic was put in my left eye, I just laid on my back with my head in a rest.

A cloth shield was put over my face and my right eye and my left eye, from which the cataract would be removed was left looking through a hole in the shield.

I was asked to focus on a bright light and I held it there for what must have been about ten minutes.

I held my head and eye still and I felt nothing.

Then the shield was removed, I was told it was all over and I was led out of the operating theatre.

I was in no pain and the only difference in my appearance was the shield taped over my left eye.

How many people hold off their cataract operation because they think it will be painful?

I left the hospital within two-and-a-half hours of my arrival at nine o’clock this morning.

It is now over twelve hours since the operation and I can honestly say, I have had no serious pain. Although for some reason my right eye has developed an itch in sympathy.

Conclusion

If you are told you need a cataract operation, get it done sooner rather than later.

November 15, 2021 Posted by | Health | , , , | 6 Comments

Barking Riverside Extension On Track For Autumn 2022 Opening

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Rail Magazine.

The project is about nine months late mainly due to the Covids.

The on-line version of the doesn’t mention anything about the extra trains that will need to be delivered, so let’s hope they are on time.

November 15, 2021 Posted by | Health, Transport/Travel | , , , | 2 Comments

Chile Wants To Export Solar Energy To Asia Via 15,000km Submarine Cable

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on pv magazine.

You can’t fault the Chileans for ambition,  especially as the Atacama Desert is the sunniest area in the world.

But I do think, that it might be cheaper to build a giant electrolyser in Chile and export the hydrogen by ship to Japan and South Korea.

I do wonder, if Chile is a country, that needs to talk to Andrew Forrest of Fortescue Future Industries.

November 15, 2021 Posted by | Energy, Hydrogen, World | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Back Home After The Operation

I’m back home and now wearing a fetching eye-shield.

But why are both eyes and my nose running so much?

I’m not in any pain, but the right eye seems to be the most uncomfortable and that wasn’t touched.

But then my left eye was always the most sensitive and every time, I get a fly in it, it is always a visit to A & E.

I seem to have calmed things down a bit, by drinking lots of tea and eating M & S gluten-free ginger biscuits dunked in the tea.

But then as a child, I was always dunking ginger biscuits in tea.

Whilst I was married I didn’t, as C thought it was a bad habit.

November 15, 2021 Posted by | Health | , | 3 Comments