It is raining outside; has been for the better part of the afternoon. Every bone in my body feels like I have been run over by a truck and I feel a rant coming on. After my doctor’s appointment today, I am ready to believe that I might be heading towards insanity. After all Albert Einstein is broadly credited with exclaiming “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”. I have decided that a favourite pastime of doctors is to see how far they can push women like me. We are easy prey! They see a 60 something woman walk into their consultation room and they think, “How crazy can we make this one before she stops seeing me?” According to the doctors I have seen the fact that I am 60 something years of age determines immediately that my symptoms are either hysterical or menopausal. They are the crazy ones if they think that after 60 years of living my goal in life is to become “hysterical”.Finally received two appointments in the mail today for my eye surgery. the pre-surgery appointment with the surgeon is scheduled for April 20th. The actual Cataract surgery on my right eye is scheduled for May 16th. If I sound a tad impatient; it has been 2 1/2 years since I was told by my optometrist that I needed emergency surgery on my right eye . Actually that particular eye exam was rather frightening. For someone who had always had 20/20 vision it came as a terrible shock to realize that when I covered my left eye I could not read the largest letters on the eye chart. Since when does emergency surgery mean a waiting period of 2 1/2 years? Hopefully once I have recovered from eye surgery I will be able to once again enjoy reading. At this point I can no longer read more than 2 hours at a time. My eyes just get too tired.