On Wednesday, I will have my first cataract removed. I have heard nothing but happy results (although I have been given written warnings about all the things that could go wrong), and I look forward to seeing better.
This means that I will have six days this month (three for each eye) in which I can do almost nothing. I am forbidden to read, write, watch TV or exercise. I can't bend from the waist, shower or wash my hair.
How will I get through these days?
First what I will not do. I will not think about all the things I need to do that I can't. (Good luck to me on that one.)
I may do the following:
1. "Read" books on CDs.
2. Go for walks.
3. Talk on the phone.
4. Listen to music.
5. Learn a few words of Portuguese.
6. Take baths carefully.
7. Consume several bags of gluten-free pretzels
What would you do?