My dad called me tonight to tell me he goes in for surgery tomorrow, he is getting a cataract removed!
I can't put into words how happy I am to know this. My dad is a craftsman, he works with his hands, he needs depth perception.
The surgeon is one of the best in the country! My dad has health insurance to cover the operation! This may seem normal to many people but it is a dream come true for me, I may have health insurance, but how can I be calm and happy if I know my own father doesn't?
Seeing my mentally ill father who has no retirement account with a cataract was really frightening to me. If his health is failing at only 56, how will he survive as he ages? Knowing he will have this operation is such a weight off my shoulders.
mood: not great, but it was great when I found out