Answers to “Lucky”…



Landlady made me promise to get a photo with the eye patch, peg leg and all, but I need some technical assistance with that. So in the meantime here’s a Cap’n Joel selfie. Arr.

Cataract surgery is as painless as promised, at least in the act. Can’t speak for the aftermath yet, but so far it’s not as bad as that laser treatment I had last year. My eye’s still taped shut so I also can’t report on immediate results vis-a-vis vision. But I can say that if you want to bring a lot of bad times back into Uncle Joel’s memory, just bid him lay back on a gurney and start an IV. The anticipation was far worse than the reality.

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14 Responses to Answers to “Lucky”…

  1. MamaLiberty says:

    Wonderful! And you make a delightful pirate. 🙂

  2. John Venlet says:

    I have to say, Joel, you’re not looking any worse for wear after the surgery. Speedy healing to you.

  3. bmq215 says:

    Very glad to hear that it went well! Here’s hoping things continue to be good as the anesthetic wears off.

  4. Robert Evans says:

    Great photo! Hope the results are more than satisfactory!

  5. coloradohermit says:

    I’m so pleased that it’s going well and yessiree that anticipation is almost always worse than reality. And you wear the patch well, by the way.

  6. LibertyNews says:

    I’m glad to hear you are getting that taken care of! Hopefully it heals up quickly.

  7. Anonymous says:

    We are so thankful everything went well…we knew it would. Please follow the docs orders! Your readers love and admire you in so many ways! We are gonna send you a box full of get well soon home canned stew! Makes every day the best.
    Wishing you the best, The Carter Folks

  8. joe says:

    Joe: “what is a pirates favorite letter?”

    Harry: “It has to be Arrrr!”

    Joe: “They like that letter a lot, but what they really like is the SEA!”

  9. Joe in Reno says:

    You so need to retake that picture with a chicken on your shoulder!

  10. Bear says:

    Oh dear Bog, Joe in Reno. That would be frickin’ perfect.

    Joel, you need to do that. Sell posters.

  11. Joel says:

    I thought it was an excellent idea. I doubt the chicken would agree, or at least not for long enough to get the photo.

  12. Bear says:

    That’s what bungee cords are for. I’m sure Ian would help, once you explained that it would involve tying an enraged fowl by your face. (I do suggest that you place the bird on the should by the eye patch, lest you be rendered completely blind.)

  13. MamaLiberty says:

    A slightly sedated chicken, maybe? I’d love to see the picture, but would not want you to in any way endanger your eyes.

  14. Chocs says:

    Ahoy Cap’n! I send greetings from sunny South Africa! Glad to see you up and about 🙂 Sending you plenty healing vibes.

To the stake with the heretic!