This morning I had the patch removed from my eye. Upon examination, Dr. Fine noted that 90% of the unwanted fluid had already drained out of my eye. My vision tested at 20/80 – which is remarkable a day after surgery. I told Dr. Fine:
“20/80 is a helluva lot better than blind.”
He liked that one.
Tomorrow morning I go in for another checkup in which the fluid level in my eye is reexamined. Once again, I have spent most of the day on my back. Eddie Baran has read many of your emails to me and they have been a wellspring of encouragement. Thank you for your continued support. I want you to know I consider even the smallest expression of positive energy to be as having great meaning. After all, you can very easily direct your attention elsewhere.
One of the things I was informed of before and after the surgery is that there is to be no working out for the next month. For a man who has done something physical each day for his entire life this may have been a tough order to obey.
Matthew Furey in bed, mastering
the art of physical relaxation.
Yet it is not such a big thing.
When you want something it makes sense to do whatever it takes to get it. It makes no sense to want something yet be unwilling to do what it takes to have it. Michelangelo said that: “If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery they wouldn’t think it worthwhile at all.”
I am considered a master in many things – but lying on my back all day with my eyes closed is not one of them. Very soon it will be, perhaps, a new product at work here, heh heh.
I’m not one to use the words “I love you” for people who are not family or close friends. But right now those three words are the only thing I can say that accurately describe how I am feeling. And so I love you and thank you for thinking of me.
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