THE PEREGRINATING GRABERD

28 November 2022
Red Barn RV Park
Benson, AZ

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The low was below freezing again this morning during our walk and still freezing at 8:00. There is the chance that I'll get to do a morning walk in above freezing temperatures again however. The 10 day forecast now expects the low to be in the 40s for about half of the 10 days. It will still be cold but maybe my hands will not be painful from the cold.

I got most of the household chores done yesterday. Today I'll get Desperado's windows cleaned up. That will help me see better after going to the two VA appointments tomorrow and getting my eyes dilated again.

I received the co-pay bill from the VA which included charges for the right eye cataract appointments/surgery. With the follow up appointment tomorrow the total will be slightly less than $250. The average cost of cataract surgery in the U.S. is between $3,500 and $7,000 per eye for someone without insurance. Medicare typically covers 80% of expenses so I'm far better off with the VA.

I'll let you know what the appointments tomorrow bring but I have another appointment on 5 December that will probably set the left eye surgery date.