Tuesday, October 27, 2009

So today is my birthday, that's what I've been told.

My Birthday present
Getting my right eye done on the 22nd. I told Abe, what better Birthday present then being able to see things sharper, clearer and brighter. I had the surgery around 11am, had to go to his office around 4pm to have the bandage removed. Then they put in drops, checked the vision, it was 20/40 but was told it will improve, and flushed my eye with distilled water. My left eye was 20/30 the first visit and 20/20 the next time a few weeks later. I will be going back to see my doctor on the 2nd. of Nov.

The first time I met Dr. Moyer, I couldn't believe someone that looked that young could be a doctor/surgeon. Was I ever wrong. He's a very patient, caring, young man. He listens to what you have to say, and answers questions without making you feel like he's talking down to you. He's very polite and a real gentleman. For anyone needing cataract surgery that lives in the Dayton area, I would recommend him. He's with the Dayton Eye Associates. Dr. Paul D. Moyer,M.D.

Dr. Moyer and Patty

This is a photo our nine year old Granddaughter took of the doctor and me. I was only going to take his photo, and then it was suggested to have us both in the photo. And yes, I do have my teeth in, LOL it just looks like they aren't there. I also look a little worn out. But hey, when you're almost 73 and having eye surgery, even though it's a quick surgery, it still takes a little out of the old girl. I say for anyone needing cataract surgery, if at all possible, HAVE IT DONE, you won't regret it. Especially if your doctor turns out to be as nice as mine.


73 comments:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

He is young enough to be our last baby. I am so glad you got your eyes fixed. Now you can see, once again, where to put your arms when I come close. I love you babe. Thanks for being my wife. Happy Birthday.

willow said...

Happy Birthday, Patty!! Wishing you a lovely day!! ~x

John said...

Just popped across from Abe's blog to say "Have a good one"; doesn't matter what we do, we can't stop them. Great photo of you two 'way back then' on Abe's blog.

Melissa said...

I'm glad you've had both eyes now and can now see better! Happy Birthday!!

Tom said...

Hi Patty...
Happy Birthday my friend... becareful of all the heat from them birthday candles...... that amount could burn your skin from 3 blocks away... ;o)

Tom xxx

Melinda said...

well he looks like he is about 16! Glad you can see really nice and clear now mom!

Have a very happy birthday today! We love you!

MrCachet said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patty!

Abe sent me...

The first line was meant to be a shout, since I'm assuming with no cataracts to cloud the vision you can read in upper AND lower case. We should always shout HAPPY BIRTHDAY, right? I'm a ways behind you!

Jane said...

Happy Birthday Patty. Hope you have a lovely day.Love Jane from Wiggers World xxxx

Maddy said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you Patty
Happy Birthday to you Patty!!

Patty in my language(Tamil) means Grandma!! Happy birthday Patti(y)

May God bless you with happiness,Good health and joy

Twisted Fencepost said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patty!!!!
I hope it is a great one!
It's nice to find a Dr. who really cares about his patients.

ADRIAN said...

Many Happy Returns and congratulations. Both on your birthday and your improving eyesight.
Have a great day and many more anniversaries. I'll have a drink for you tonight. Any excuse!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Woo Hoo, I'm first!

Happy Birthday, dear Patty! May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true! And the eye surgery was a great present indeed. Love the picture of you and your handsome eye doctor.

Birthday Hugs and Many Birthday Blessings to you, today.

Love,

Renie

Ps. My company will be leaving this morning, for the long drive back to Ohio.

♥Kathy♥ said...

Happy Birthday! =)

kavita said...

HAPPY BIRTH DAY TO YOU DEAR PATTY.

You and the Doc both look good... your grand daughter is a good photographer i must say..say Hi to Dr. Moyer next time you see him.I am happy that your surgery was performed by such caring hands...wish you a speedy recovery Patty.

Reader Wil said...

Happy birthday, Patty! Great that your eyesight is much better now! It makes all the difference in the world, doesn't it? I had my eyes operated on 7 years ago and the result was amazing. Have a great day!

brattcat said...

Happy Birthday, dear Patty. We've all grown fond of you because of Abe's tender references. Hope it's a wonderful day for a woman with true vision!

Alan Burnett said...

A certain someone tells me it is your birthday. Happy birthday. I'm so glad the surgery went well. And by the way .... great blog.

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

Have a Happy Birthday Patti
My mother had her eye done too-isn't it amazing to be able to see 20/20.
vickie

Ora said...

Happy Birthday to you...Ora in KY

leejatta said...

Congratulations for the succesful surgeon and very happy birthday to you, Patty!
I had this same kind of surgeon a few years ago, it`s great to manage without glasses!

We all change with years, but we all were never so beautiful as you have been :)

All the best for you and many years more still with your great family!

kenju said...

Abe sent me to wish you a happy birthday!! I'm right behind you (on the 30th). How good it is to be able to see clearly!

Peter said...

Happy Birthday!!

I should come to your blog more often, a pleasure to read... the "Jewish" quotes :-))... and just realised that you almost share your birthday with Abe! A real couple!

madcobug said...

Happy Birthday Patty. Your Abe sent me over.
My thoughts are the younger doctors have had the latest training. Great picture. Glad that your eye surgery went well and that you can see so much better.
Hoping your day is a great day.

Helen

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful news!You are so lovely dear Patty, happy Birthday, all love and blessings for you and your adorable family!
Léia

Arkansas Patti said...

Happy Birthday Patty, Think it is so cool you and Abe celebrate so close together.
What a wonderful present. Eyesight is the greatest gift.
They really do make doctors and cops young these days don't they. We can only hope their grandparents guided them well.

Patti said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

DJan said...

Happy birthday, Patty! I came over her from Abe's place. My husband had both his eyes done and now he only wears glasses when he drives, and he doesn't really need them at all, he just likes to see things crystal clear. I know that is the best birthday present ever, the gift of sight.

nanny said...

Happy Birthday Patty!!!
So glad your surgery went well and OH to see again....such a blessing!!!

Sunny said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.
Glad to hear that your surgery went well.
Enjoy your day!
Sunny :)

Ming the Merciless said...

Happy Birthday, Patty.

My dad had his eyes done recently too and he is like a different man. Now, if we can only get his ears fixed too. :-)

Have a good one, Patty.

Winifred said...

What a fantastic birthday present and you both look great. Have a lovely birthday.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Mamma - Happy Birthday.

bobbie said...

Happy Birthday, Patty! Today is my granddaughter's birthday too.

What a lovely picture Abe posted of the two of you! And the one of you and your doctor is pretty nice too.

mommanator said...

Happy birthday
This reminds me of a time I went to a hosp with a co-worker to see one of my patients. the surgeon came in and the co-worker whispered to me he looks like he could be your grandson-he is so young! I had to punch my co-worker in the gut and the doc just looked at me! He laughed as I explained the comment to him!

RuneE said...

When Abe says something - we do it :-)
Happy Birthday, Patty!

PS I hope you'll have speedy recovery.

Jacob said...

Just wonderful, Patty. My wife had eye surgery, too, not for cataracts but to help her see better, which it did.

Best wishes on your birthday! Enjoy and make Abe take you out someplace special!

Pam S. said...

Happy Birthday Patty! Hope that you enjoy your special day!

Glad to hear that your eye surgery went so well!

Brian Rafferty said...

A Very Happy Birthday Patty.

You and Abe are obviously a very happy couple still happily married after all those years.

I wish you many more happy years together and hope the eyesight keeps improving. Take care.

imac said...

Happy Birthday Patty, now you will be able to see Abe better.

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday Patty! I agree, being able to see has to be the best present ever. I have very bad vision, so it would be great to see without corrective lens. I think it was great that your Dr. was such aa sweetie and let you take his photo also. Have a great day whatever you get to do....with your new eyes!

Anonymous said...

Mom,
Happy Birthday Chickeee! And many moooooooorrrrrrrrrrrreeeeee! Love you,
Becky

lakeviewer said...

Happy Birthday Patty! I came in from your husband's blog, and am glad to meet you and congratulate both of you on your loving support for each other.

Anna said...

Patty I just got news from Abe that today is your birthday. Happy Birthday!!! You have very lovely blog here. And now I have example, so I can tell my husband so may be he can start blogging too, lol. Happy Birthday again. Anna :)

amatamari© said...

Happy Birthday!

:-)

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Please allow me to wish you a happy birthday and that this day can repeat itself for many more. And with all your belove dones with you.

Cheryl said...

A most Happy Birthday to you Patty! Enjoy your day.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Looks like you are getting some best wishes for your birthday.

Mike Hale & Co. said...

Happy Birthday Patty! Just swinging by from Abe's beautiful post of the two of you snuggled in on the lawn :) It warms the heart to know true love really does exist! Here's to many more years of love, health, and happiness!

& Co.

Don and Krise said...

Patty, from Krise and I, a warm and sincere Happy Birthday.I'm happy for you for having your eye surgery. You know I count on Krise's eyesight getting worse as I get older. Then she'll think I still look good. ;-)

barb said...

Happy Birthday, Patty! Congratulations on near-perfect vision again!

I have never had great vision, so thank Heaven for glasses. My Dad just had his 2nd eye done last Wednesday. He'll be 81 in December. I hope his correction is about that good!

Hope you're enjoying your very special day!

Picture Imperfect said...

Happy Birthday Old Lady Lincoln!

You and Abe are so sweet. I wish you a fantastic day and many happy returns!

~Penny

Martha Z said...

Happy birthday. Isn't it strange that the older we get the younger are doctors, clergy and even our president seem?

Tammie Lee said...

Stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday. May your new year be full of dreams come true. Lovely that you are happy with your eye surgery!

Tom said...

Hi Patty.. if you get the time nip over to my blog as I have a post just for you...

Patty said...

Why thank you Tom, that was so sweet, and you know how I love black and white photos. The rose is a beauty.

Sunny said...

Patty,
Thank you so much for the info on the Wilder Homestead. Most of the information I got was off the internet, and I have called the Historical Society a few times. The times that the farm is open have been changed. I'm sure I'll catch up with someone at some point. It's such a small operation that it's very hit or miss.
Thank you again and I hope you are having a lovely birthday.
Sunny :)

Gail's Man said...

Best wishes for a lovely day. And good news with the eyes. Now you can see all your cards and gifts properly. And no doubt you got many.

Birthday hugs from Nottingham x

Mari said...

Happy Birthday Patty! Abe sent me over!

slim said...

The gift of sight is a gift indeed. Happy Birthday, Patty and many healthy and happy returns.

Paz said...

Happy Birthday! You look terrific in the photo with your doctor.

Wishing you all the best,
Paz

photowannabe said...

What a wonderful gift for your birthday. I love your Hubby's comment too.
Happy Birthday Patty and many more to come. May they all be 20/20.

POTPOURRI said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day dear Patty.

Becky and Gary said...

What a wonderful birthday present Patty. Your eyesight improving. Awesome!
Hope you had a spectacular day!
B.

Floral Friday said...

Happy Birthday Patty!!! God Bless!!! I hope you were spoiled today. And your birthday wish comes true! :)

Arija said...

Pattie, how great to be able to see again!
Many happy returns of your Birthday! Compared to me you are still a spring chicken, my 73 was in late September. Life just gets more interesting from here in.
Hope both you and Abe are well and keep that way.

dyanna said...

Happy Birthday !

PERBS said...

Many happy returns to the day of thy birth.
may sunshine and gladness be given.
may God in His mercy prepare you on earth
For a beautiful birthday in heaven!


Hope it was truly wonderful!

I meant to drop by yesterday and forgot to click on hubby's link when I wrote his comment.

PERBS said...

Oops -- I meant "friend" as your hubby did not direct me here but Tom, your friend. (Sorry, Mr. Lincoln.)

Kay said...

Happy Birthday, Patty! I love seeing the love between you and your wonderful husband. You're gorgeous! I can see why Abe is so in love with you. Glad to know your eyes have been "fixed." What a terrific feeling that must have been.

claude said...

The most beautiful gift is with no doubt can see. That is the better gift of life. Happy Birthday, Patty.
Abe and I are good bloggerfriends.

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ Wow what a nice lot of greetings. I am so glad that your
surgery went well and you are having good results already. Nice looking doctor and great surgeon. I am happy
to know your birthday has been very good also. Sending you love and hugs.
Take care, Merle.

BB said...

A little late, but a very happy belated birthday Patty..
Lots of good wishes

Margaret Cloud said...

Happy Birthday, and yes I agree your good eye sight was a nice gift. So glad you can see better, nice photo.