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mardi 4 octobre 2011

Coque-eye, the sailor man!

The vision in Mark`s left eye has been deteriorating for a number of years and he has taken some flak from us pointing out that it probably came from him using his telescope during his career as a naval officer - obviously intending to imitate and follow in the footsteps of Admiral Lord Nelson.


A few months ago, whilst having a routine eye test, the optician told us that the deterioration in his eye was due to cataracts - so an operation was duly booked to remove them.

So..arriving at 7.00am (yes, 7.00am!!) this morning  at the local hospital  Mark was soon wearing a chic paper gown and some very fetching paper " pantoufles"  on his feet ready for the short op. And short it was, too. A local anaesthetic and, 8 minutes later, it was all over.

It had all gone well - and he returned from the operating theatre with what looked like a small plastic colander taped over his eye. The nurse explained to us that it was called a "coque" - and she went on to say that he should use his "coque" every night to protect his eye when he went to bed! We looked at each other and had difficulty keeping a straight face. Well.. what could I say! Anyway...here is the said 'coque piece'......



I  think he resembles a fly......




or perhaps a (one-eyed) fighter pilot..........


but , with the "coque" and the link with his naval career, then perhaps..............




"Coque-eye the sailor man" seems much more appropriate!!

3 commentaires:

  1. Hope all is well and that his sight will be returned to normal very soon.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  2. Does this mean he will realize I am twice as good looking as before?

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  3. He will be right as reign, rain, rane, whatever it is, in not time! Got me spoons by the way, love them :-)
    Di
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