Saturday, March 31, 2012

2012 Allotment Diary - Me: 22 hrs He: 16.5hrs 2012 Eggs: 78

I am out of action at the moment - I had an operation on my eye on Wednesday - I was so nervous that I worked myself into a standstill all day Tuesday! 
I dare not go up the allotment on Tuesday in case I got dust or did some damage to my eye and I had been waiting a while to have the op so didn't want to risk it.
So I spent the day sowing - peas, beans, onion sets, etc and made a list of all the veggie seeds that I have!  What a long list!

I mowed the front lawns and the back lawns

Which took me quite some time as I had to go over them more than once
To calm myself in the evening, I spent time walking around the garden looking at all the new growth of Spring - and the early flowers.

The wonder and joy of modern technology, the skill of eye surgeons, and our National Health Service!
Wednesday and Thursday I was out of action and at the hospital.
When I awoke Thursday I was overjoyed that I could see out of my right eye!  The first time in my entire life that I could see distance without the aid of thick lensed specs.
To say that I was overjoyed is an understatement - it was a joy and  happiness that has only ever been surpassed and that was by the births of my sons many many years ago.

Thursday was a sunny day, and the colours were so vibrant - the sky was so blue I had to wear sunglasses whilst indoors!  Before the op on a sunny day the sky looked dull blue grey and the sun like mustard!   The lawns I mowed were transformed into bright bright green and looked really fresh - instead on the dull dark green.   The world has been transformed into a joyous Kaleidoscope of the most amazing colours - what have I been missing all these years?  What an amazing and beautiful world we live in!

Did you ever see the original film of The Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland?  The film started in black and white and the farmhouse she lived in was swept up into a tornado, and Dorothy and her dog were plonked down into the land of Oz and everything burst into colour - well it feels just like that for me!

I can't wait to get my other eye done - hope that it's not too long.

So if ever you are offered eye surgery for cataracts or glaucoma - snap it up without hesitation.  It's like being re-born - as the NHS also 'fitted' me with a new lense - so once the other eye is done there will be no more thick glasses for me, and I'll have perfect distance sight for the first time ever.

For now I am unbalanced - my left eye can't see further than 6 inches, so I am typing this with my old reading glasses on, with a patch taped over the right lense - but it's tiring.

I'm not going to risk going up the allotment and doing any digging etc until my right eye is healed completely - but I will try and update this blog now and again.

I am off to the hospital next week for a check up with the surgeon, but will  be back updating as soon as I can.

Please excuse any typing errors - it's a bit of a struggle for my brain doing this with one eye!



  1. I'm thrilled for you Lottie. It must be so exciting to see again the wonderful colours of spring in all their glory. I hope you soon heal and that it wont be too long before your "balanced"

    Maggie xxx

  2. I wish you luck in your eyesight. I enjoyed your eloquent description of the colours and the picture you painted with your words

  3. Fantastic news Lottie! Very pleased for you. I predict an explosion of hot coloured flower arrangements and exotic garden plants when you get the other one done too!

  4. I am so pleased for you Lottie!
    Have you got the other eye Op booked?

    I can well believe you had a bit of a shock seeing in 'Techniclour' LOL!

    Take care not to get it infected...but, you already know that!


    Sandie xx

  5. You make me realise how much we take our sight for granted. Hope all goes well with the other eye.

  6. I have been thinking of you Lottie and wondering how it all went . I am so pleased for you.X


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