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Gratitude 180 I See the Light

Rainy Day and Friday…

I have so much to be grateful for this week:

The view from the front window when I sat down to work

A hummingbird greeted me this morning, along with the phat squirrel and Mr. and Mrs. Mallard.

I believe the hummingbird is a female Ruby-throated, as I have seen the male buzzing around – but have never been able to snap a pic. Perhaps if any of you are birders you can correct me if I am wrong.

On a different note, my first cataract surgery and my follow-up diagnostic mammogram / ultrasound are all complete.

The cataract surgery was nothing like my overactive imagination led me to believe it would be…

Of course, the happy drug helped alleviate my anxiety – I wasn’t even freaked out when I saw the worms as the surgeon sucked out the old lens and cataract to insert the new lens.

Past the initial eight hours or so when my eye watered continuously, the only bothersome side-effects are the ‘I want to tear my eye out’ itching and the little ‘I’m starting to get a migraine’ light flickering off to the side (without the telltale headache). The surgeon says they are normal and will go away as the eye heals.

The other side effect is LIGHT!


Turn on the floodlights,

the world is suddenly bright,

I can see clearly now!

If I cover my right eye and look through my left, daylight looks like twilight.

When I cover my left eye to look through my right, even on a rainy day the scene is crisp and bright.

I am gobsmacked.

I cannot wait to see everything that I’ve been missing!

I grabbed Larry’s old (unopened) pirate patch and put it to good use.

When my right eye gets tired and the flickers start, it helps calm the twitches.

Jabber the beanie baby parrot completes the look (and makes me laugh) – arrrrrgh me mateys!

The boob ultrasound resulted in the girls living to see another day.

I was relieved to say the least – but a little sad.

If the boobie news would have been the worst case scenario and reconstructive surgery was necessary, I was going to ask for a size “C” and extra perky… so my back and shoulders wouldn’t hurt so bad.

It has to be as easy as that, right? Like ordering a burger at a drive through?

“I’ll take a double, no buns, size “C”, extra perky.”

… I guess not.

Oh, one more thing…

Y’all don’t get boobie pics.

Sorry, not sorry.

XO Lisa 💕

Photo by Klaus Nielsen on

Disclaimer – I am grateful that I was spared the dreaded “C” word breast cancer scare. So many are not, including my paternal grandmother, extended family, friends, and people I do not know. My humor about my own situation is not meant to offend or disparage anyone else’s pain or suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by breast cancer – female and male.

If you haven’t scheduled that mammogram that your doctor ordered, do it! Don’t be stupid (like I was) and wait five years because I thought everyone else was more important than me.

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15 comments on “Gratitude 180 I See the Light

  1. soooo much to be grateful for and the hummers are buzzing there sweet toon.. sooo happy you are doing well and can seee❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ onr never knows for sure..❣️ glad it was a success Liisa❣️❣️💖

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  2. aguycalledbloke

    Excellent news Matey 🙂

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  3. I’m glad to hear that all is well, Lisa! I love your humor through all this! It’s infectious! 💜

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  4. Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing Lisa. Continued prayers for your second cataract surgery. Both of my parents made it through cataract surgery with flying colors.

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    • Thanks! I am actually looking forward to the second one! Afterwards it might seem like waking up from a long period of darkness… kind of fitting…


  5. Haha All great news served with a heaping side of Lisa wit and chuckles. Love you Lisa! 💕

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