Thank you all for your kind comments, thoughts and prayers.
I must admit that it is a bit scary, as I need good eye-sight especially for my work as a mechanical engineer... and I'm sure that you can all appreciate that it is quite a challenge (and not much fun either) to navigate day-to-day life with poor vision.
Thank you Mary.
It looks like I am well-covered by the saints, the Catholic Church and the Blessed Sacrament. My operation will be at Mercy (Catholic) Hospital in the city of Sacramento (named for the Blessed Sacrament), on December 12th (the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe), with my first follow-up visit on December 13th (the feast day of St Lucy, patron saint of the blind and those with eye-trouble)!
Thank you for your prayers.
Thank you Beverly for your thoughts and prayers.
It is comforting to know that your dad had a successful surgery of this type 27 years ago! That makes me feel better. I would imagine that such operations have progressed significantly in the past 27 years.
My optometrist expects that it will go well too. He is the Dr. that recommended that I see a retinologist (retina specialist) as soon as possible this week (after discussing the symptoms with him over the phone).... a very good call on his part. I was at an appointment with the retinologist a mere 3 hours after I first spoke with my optometrist. That was very impressive.