Tomorrow I am taking a friend to have cataract surgery. Is it wrong to be jealous of someone who is about to have surgery?
She will have one eye done tomorrow and the second eye done next week. The surgeon will implant a lens that will allow her to see without glasses or contacts. LBeau had the same surgery done a few years ago. Although he wears glasses most of the time because he needs them for reading and as an engineer he does lots of close work, he can still get up in the night to go to the bathroom and see where he's aiming.
I have worn glasses since I was in first grade and contacts since 1959. I started with the old hard plastic lenses, and I still wear the rigid gas perm lenses. I would love just once to be able to get up in the middle of the night, look at the clock, and be able to read it.
I suppose I could have lasik, and believe me, I've considered it. But there is the cost involved. Insurance pays for cataract surgery.
And although I am grateful that I can wear contact lenses instead of glasses, except for reading of course, I would love to be able to just do away with all of that.
So again I ask, is it wrong to be jealous of someone who is about to have surgery?