Dad is going in for cataract surgery on Tuesday morning. My mother has successfully undergone cataract surgery in both eyes over the past few months, and is doing well. Dad, though, has major mobility issues. He has had all the eye examinations so far with the help of my driver, who has picked him up from his wheelchair and seated him at whichever examination seat he needed to be on. My frail, almost skeletal father still manages to surprise the doctors and technicians with his lucidity and excellent English. Somehow it is assumed that a physical wreck is unlikely to house a sharp mind.
The nurse who took his ECG was very kind- she praised him for his fair skin and good looks, and of course was happy to point out that I was much darker than him. A little flattery is good for him, even though he does take it with a pinch of salt.The home nurse has shaved and shampooed him, and we have taken special permission for her to stay with us in the hospital.
It is not a major surgery. But one that he is very keen to undergo, so that he may enjoy the privilege of reading again. Please pray that he may do so.