How resilient will I be in bouncing back from a detached retina?
My two-year-old grandson in Bosnia finds gold with his basketball bracket choices

My notes from a week after my retina detachment surgery

It's been a few days more than a week since I had my retina detachment surgery at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and today was my first major field trip.  What did we do?  We went to church and then to Culvers for lunch and then home.

Since the surgery, I've been limited to laying on my left side on the couch and while sleeping.  I was given the green light to get up for ten minutes out of every hour.  On Friday, my ophthalmologist gave me the go-ahead to sit-up, but still sleep on my left slide.


Palm Sunday at Ada Bible Church.
This was taken at church this morning with my iPhone. It was Palm Sunday and crowded.


What kept me sane during that time?  My wife for sure.  She's always encouraging and looking forward, but has the eyes of a cop.  She had a sense for whenever I shifted to the wrong position.

My MacBook Pro and my iPad also helped greatly.  Some mornings I woke up pretty early and I'd listen to devotions on the Our Daily Bread mobile app.  It's a few Bible verses with a story or illustration used to make a point.  I was motivated to play each devo several times along with the verses with the goal of seeing what I could take from it.

I would listen to their Bible study discussion called Discover The Word.  I listened to each day's programs for the month of February and March.  I would usually include a video from their Day of Discovery.  What great stuff.


My granddaughter's first oatmeal.
We got to see our granddaughter take her first bite of oatmeal in Bosnia where she and her family live.


On the secular side, I watched a screencast I subscribe to Screencast Online which provides tons of useful info about the Mac and its software.

I have more ophthalmologist's appointments for this week.  I feel like I'm getting better.  I hope that my eye verifies that.

That's the short version.  I will try to publish more bits and pieces as I walk through this experience.