While my eye recovers, I can get more mentally ready for surgery than I am now. I felt rushed leading up to it because I had so many test results to consider. Now, I can slow down and accept what's going to happen. So, there's a silver lining.
The delay will also give me time to continue to help R recuperate. He's still doing stunningly well, doing his short and slow walks with almost no limp.
If my eye heals on schedule, my shoulder surgery will be a week from tomorrow. Unfortunately, that's a big "if". Due to an autoimmune disease, my immune system and eyes don't always respond to medications like the doctors expect. My doctor today quipped, "As we well know, your immune system operates by its own unique rules".
This is one time that I'd rather be "normal" than "unique" so I can be on the road to recovery very soon, just like R! He's a great example for me!