This is how I looked the morning after a 90-minute operation to restore the sight in my left eye. I had it under a local anaesthetic so I could walk away from it afterwards. Needless to say, lurking under that surgical tape is something that looks like a bad drug experience. The operation went well and I am feeling OK, if not a little shaken and very tired. My thanks to everyone who has sent me emails, txts and cards over the past few days: your good wishes for my recovery meant a lot to me and were very much appreciated. I am still not responding personally to any messages at the moment as I am trying to rest my eyes, but will be back in contact with you all very soon.