Ludlow: Eagerly awaiting second eye surgery
By the time this column is published, I will be recuperating from my (hopefully) second successful cataract surgery. The first one was a breeze. It takes longer for the prep work than it does for the actual procedure.
It wasn’t painful and after a few days, I was seeing better out of my weaker left eye. But the right one is still blurry. After my surgery, I go back to my optometrist next week and will get new glasses a month later. It’s been a blurry summer, and I can’t wait until I can see clearly again. Hopefully everything turns out OK.
By the first Packers game, Sept. 11, I hope to watch it in focus. I have my fingers crossed. And speaking of the Pack, they are just about down to the final roster. I was shocked that the team cut Josh Sitton from the offensive line. And he immediately signed with the hated Chicago Bears! I guess they had tried to trade him, but found no takers, so he was cut.
I read that the Bears gave him a million more than he was making in Green Bay. So no wonder he left. He will be missed, but I’m sure the powers that be think the young fellows can fill in capably. Sitton will be replaced by Lane Taylor.
And another young fellow, Jake Martinez, will be starting at middle linebacker. Very interesting! Hopefully management knows what it’s doing and we have an enjoyable and successful season. Go! Pack! Go!
I received an email the other day giving me 22 rules for a good old age. Was this person trying to tell me something? Anyway, here are three of them.
The first one states, “It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don’t just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard-earned capital. Enjoy the present moment. The sand in the clock may run out at any moment.”
I don’t disagree with that one at all.
And the second one goes like this: “Stop worrying about the financial situation of your adult children and grandchildren. You’ve taken care of them for many years, and you’ve taught them what you could. You gave them an education, food, shelter and support. The responsibility is now theirs to earn their way.”
That’s another one I agree with. But it’s easy for me to say, since I don’t have any children or grandchildren.
And finally, there is no. 5: “Don’t stress over the little things. You’ve already overcome so much in your life. You have good memories and bad ones, but the important thing is the present. Don’t let the past drag you down or the future frighten you.”
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter. Email her at [email protected]
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Ludlow: Eagerly awaiting second eye surgery