It’s all how you see it…

I’ve been on a little journey these last two weeks…not an actual journey, mind you. More of a healthcare journey. Don’t panic. All is well. But my vision has been dimming and clouding these last couple years, and while the pandemic is not exactly on the run, it felt safe enough to consider….

Cataract surgery.

Just thinking about getting to the point where I needed cataract surgery made me feel very old. But it was time to suck it up and do it, as the last time I had my eyes examined last year, the doctor was saying he didn’t know how much more he could improve my vision with glasses.

I opted not to get the kind of lenses that meant I would no longer need glasses. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 8 and I like them. If nothing else, I am much less likely to poke my eye with a branch when gardening, if I still wear glasses.

Even though my eyes are still recovering, I can see much better. One of my old pairs of glasses seems to be working generally, but not so well for close up. So, I will henceforth blame all typos on this for the time being. Heh!

One thing I can see quite clearly is that the GOP (Guns Over People) Party would rather see more people shot than to either offend the NRA or have President Biden get any credit for doing anything good.

And now, for some PANDAS!

Just in case any of you are about to acquire a swimming pool…you know who you are!

Perhaps a THIRD chance is in order?
Bears are on the ball!

Am I sensing a theme here?

Love the hobby horse on a spring (inspired by a REAL photo of a REAL panda on one.
After all, the playings the thing….

…and among the other fine offerings of August 2012….we celebrate graduation season!

Today, you are a bear.

Everybody sing!!!!

…if I were a panda, yadda dah dah da- da- da- AAARGH! I can’t stop!!!!!

I hope these ‘toons from the archive brighten up your day a little bit!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

6 thoughts on “It’s all how you see it…

  1. Anne Brennan

    Please take care of yourself. You and we need your eyes to create panda satire – and more!

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Thank you! all is well, so far. I’m resting my eyes as much as I can, and trying really hard to follow all the rules. Believe me, when you make your living using your eyes, there was a lot of trepidation in getting the cataract surgery. Even as my eyes heal and adjust, I can see better, so this was definitely the right thing to do!

  2. Diana Sutton

    For sure! I opted as you did to continue wearing glasses for distance. I do so enjoy being glasses free for all my close work, even cooking and getting up in the morning being able to see right away!
    The regimen of all the drips was the worst part! Especially while preparing to move and then our long drive after the left eye surgery. But persevered and all is well!

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I got what is called “droplets” so I did not have to do all the pre and post drops, although I had to do a week of once a day in the first eye, because there was a bit of pressure. It was down by the time I had the second eye done a week later, and I did not have to do them in the second eye. I have another appointment this week, and hoping that he’ll say all is going as it should. It’s a good thing I had a pair of glasses that works for driving during the transition!

  3. Bankypig

    Oh great….now I’ll be singing “if I wear a panda” ALL DAY! Oh well, it could be worse

    Glad to hear/read your cataract surgery went well. Both of us (me and Bob) have been told we have the “beginnings of cataracts.”

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      It is my job to make sure you spend your days singing silly songs about pandas! I would think it would help you while away the hours putting puzzles together!
      By the time you are ready for cataract surgery it will probably be even more streamlined than when I just had them. All in all, it’s been pretty seamless, and mostly painless. I didn’t even have to do the routine with drops before and after the surgery as some of my friends did a few years ago. I’m glad it’s done and I’ll be happier when my eyes adjust enough to get new glasses.


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