No, not the US TV station I won't recommend you watch, but news about the fox mentioned and shown in my previous post.
The letter my sister wrote to our local newspaper was printed unabridged, word for word, next to another reader's letter about the same topic. On social media, all hell broke lose, and even PETA (an animal protection organisation) spoke up for "our" fox. The next day, another article in the paper followed. Now all of a sudden everyone agrees that the fox is not dangerous, and even if the palace grounds manager still sticks to his opinion that the park is not the right place for this kind of wildlife, there is no talk of having the fox shot anymore. Instead, they will try to catch it and move it elsewhere. Also, just in passing, the article mentions that shooting foxes is not allowed between April and August anyway. Duh!
So, yes, Hooray!!! Our fox seems to be safe for the moment. Hopefully, nobody will put poisoned food out to make it look like the fox just "disappeared".
In other news, I have had my eye surgery (left eye) on Tuesday morning. All went well. I am fine, still with a bit of discomfort (as was to be expected) but not in too much pain. The check-up on Wednesday morning showed nothing unusual, but it could be that things turn out even better than what the operation aimed for: From -14, my eyesight has been tested at -1,75 yesterday morning, with the original aim at -2,5!
It is VERY difficult and exhausting to have one eye still at -9 and the other freshly operated and at -1,75. I am allowed to read, watch TV and use the computer as long as I feel fine with it, but of course I can do only so much and only for a short time. I am also allowed to walk (I had to, in order to get to my check-up appointment and back), but nothing strenuous, and I have to be very careful with too much light.
Before: Monday evening, last meal before the operation. After: Tuesday around 11:30, back home after the operation. After: Wednesday after check-up. Summer flowers in my mini garden. Flowers delivered from Mum & Dad.
So I am spending my time like a vampire in a darkened flat, moving around a bit but resting a lot, which is the best I can do now that we have temperatures around 30 Celsius anyway.
My Mum came visiting yesterday, followed an hour or so later by my sister. Flowers were delivered from my Mum and Dad, and my sister took the faded spring flowers out of the mini-garden she gave me for my birthday in March and planted summer flowers for me.
Everybody is looking out for me, and I feel very well cared for.
Don't be fooled by my "complete" look - it will take weeks before I will be able to do more than half an hour or so at the computer, and I am determined not to let work get in the way of my full recovery. My eyes are too important to risk any negative long-term effects, if I can help it!
Next Monday, I will see my usual doctor (the first check-up was at the hospital where I was operated). And now, it is time for breakfast!