Well, that wasn’t much fun.  The eye surgery Thursday was something of a train wreck.


When I went into the operating room, the main idea was that they would put me under, I would have the old eye implant repositioned, and they would put a stitch in – and that would be that.

Well, life didn’t turn out that way.

Seems the old implant had sort of “grown attached” to me over the past 25 years and would not be repositioned.

So, as a result, this morning I have a patch over what used to be my “good” eye – and this morning when we go up to Tyler, TX to have it removed, I may get some coke-bottle glasses.

This will likely take a week, or so.  In the meantime, Elaine is now in my world in a strange (and actually quite pleasant, kind of way. I am roughing out the column, and then she makes sense of it – and they she pushes the “publish” button.

As to the outlook, this is where things get sort of dicey.

If the eye comes back – as it should in 90% of cases, then in four weeks of coke bottling it, there will be a new implant and we will be off to the races.

On the other hand, it looks – if you’ll pardon the pun – like that won’t work, then I may be able to get back to driving-level sight, but that would be with a contact lens and the coke bottle for the formerly good eye.

Somewhere, we have the old implant in our collection of take-homes from the hospital, but not sure what to do with it –  it’s sort of like one of those deer heads that hunters put up on the wall.

After 2 1/2 hours under the knife, I am actually pretty dang tired and more than slightly cranky this morning – something I hope you will overlook.

As comes to columns?  They will go on – and probably a lot better to read since Elaine will be checking my horrific grammer.

There will be some changes around here, however.

For one, Peoplenomics will appear on Sunday.  That will give us time to put together the charts and for it to all make sense – I hope.

And the columns here?  Well, brevity has not ever been my strong suit, but with a new deadline (giving E time to proofread and correct seems that brevity here will be the new order of the day.

So off to an early appointment and to get the patch off.my eye. Feel like saying “Argthhh!” or something, but the number of pirates seems to be limited.

Write when you break-even – and yesterday’s fall of the Dow may just be the beginning, but more on that in the news portion of this morning’s epistle.