A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

That's it - no more going to doctors

So I went to the eye doctor today for a regular checkup and apparently I have the beginning of cataracts! I mean, really, this getting old stuff is not all its cracked up to be. First it's the back, then the blood pressure, now the eyes. Good grief.

I remember my mom calling me one day to tell me that she just read an article about organ donation. She had always wanted to be able to donate anything that was usable when she passed away. But the article said that after 65 (she was close to 70 at the time), about the only thing left worth donating was skin. Mom was NOT happy. Although, she did feel that she had plenty of extra skin that might be put to good use.

Oh, well - I guess it still beats the alternative......

3 comments:

Chris said...

Yes, it does suck getting older.
However, "Don't regret getting older, it's a privilege denied to many".

ira said...

Please get your eyes treated the soonest possible. And no, you DO NOT look old at all. I already told you theat, the first time I'd seen your pics...! :)

Desert Diva said...

My late mother had a saying, "After 40, it's just patch, patch, patch!"

I'm beginning to think there's some truth in that... :-(