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Seeing Can Be Rather Expensive (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 04 2021Views/Reads: 29/5Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Sometimes I get discouraged by the darkness around me and don't realize how dark it is. But when I put my eyes on the Lord Jesus Christ in the Bible, I see that marvelous light that lighteth the world.

As I get older, and my goal is to get as old as I can, I begin to
realize some of the things I haven't noticed in my life. You know how 
it is; things creep up little by little, and then all of a sudden, 
there it is. 

That happened to me recently with my eyes. Since I was in the ninth
grade (I will not disclose the year), I have been wearing glasses and 
have become used to wearing them. Every year I would have them 
upgraded, and the upgrade was little by little until if I took my 
glasses off, I couldn't see my real self. 

The advantage of that is, I don't wear my glasses when I look in the
bathroom mirror. That saves me a lot of problems. What am I going to do 
what I can really see? 

About two years ago, when I was at the eye doctor, he noticed some
things in my eyes. 

“You have cataracts in both eyes.” 

I was caught by surprise and did know what he was talking about, but I
responded despite that. 

"No, Dr.," I said rather seriously, "I do not have a Cadillac, let alone
two, but I do have a Chevrolet. I'm quite happy with my Chevrolet; 
thank you." 

The doctor looked at me as though he was looking at some crazy person.
Then he said something that somewhat confused me. "Do you think I'm a 

Looking at me straight in the eyes, he said, "You have cataracts in your

"Well," I said, looking at him, "I did have my eye on several Cadillacs,
the one I liked was a brilliant blue. The only problem with that 
Cadillac was I couldn't afford it. But I must tell you I'm still eyeing 
that Cadillac." 

"Look at me," the doctor said rather sternly, "I am not talking about
Cadillacs; I'm talking about cataracts in your eyes. You will need 
surgery to remove those cataracts." 

I must say I felt a little embarrassed. I don't know if the doctor spoke
with a lisp or I was hearing with a lisp, I thought he said Cadillac, 
which confused me. 

He then explained what this cataract business was all about and how I
should go and get them removed and replaced. 

That was almost two years ago, and because of the pandemic, everything
pretty much shut down. 

Then recently, things began to open up, and I could go to the eye clinic
and get prepped for surgery. As they explained it to me, it would take 
approximately six weeks to have it done, although the surgery itself 
would be about 15 minutes. They had to do one eye and then two weeks 
later do the other eye. There were two weeks of preparation before and 
two weeks after to complete the process. 

The eye clinic was on the other side of town, and I could not drive my
vehicle when I went to visit them. Henceforth, my chauffeur for those 
appointments was the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. 

Then the day of the actual surgery came, and I was chauffeured to the
eye clinic and went in for the preparation. I'm not sure why so much 
paperwork is needed these days, but I signed paper after paper after 
paper. I got to the point where I almost forgot what my name was. 

Then I went in, and the nurse took me to prepare for the doctor's
surgery. The nurse spent about an hour and a half with me while the 
doctor used only 15 minutes. 

There comes a point when I have had enough. You go through all the
routine in checking the blood pressure and extracting blood from my 

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