Lion had a lot of trouble sleeping last night. I thought I was having a hard time. I woke up at 7 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. I managed to pack four boxes of books and dishes before Lion woke up at 10. He said he hadn’t gotten to sleep until 4. By the time we had breakfast and Lion was ready to take on the day, it was already 1 pm. We haven’t heard from the new landlord yet. I hope he’s ready to do the walk through fairly early tomorrow. I also hope Lion is able to get himself moving if the landlord is ready early.

Once we sign the lease, I plan on making lots of trips back and forth to the new house. The more I can get moved by myself, the less we have to pay movers to do. At some point, I assume Lion won’t want to make trips back and forth tomorrow and the next day. That’s fine. I try to avoid having him get out of the car as much as possible. If he wants to stay home and save his energy, I can shuttle boxes and small furniture.

Lion’s eye sight today is fairly dim. I assume the left eye is still annoyed, and the right eye is still affected by the medication. By next weekend, I hope he’ll be seeing much better. I’m not sure if it’s coincidence or if the limited sight his left eye is producing is a factor, but Lion seems to be walking much better. Of course, he still needs help when there isn’t enough light, but he motors right along when there is light.

Again, I’m predicting great things for his eye sight. I don’t know how long it will be until he’s driving again, but I’m sure he’ll be able to navigate the house with little trouble. That will be a big help in a house he’s not used to.

As Mrs. Lion wrote in her post yesterday, the bandage came off my left eye and it works! It doesn’t work very well. I’m told this is to be expected. As she wrote, we’ve turned a corner in a positive direction. Mrs. Lion is doing all the heavy lifting for our move; literally. I can’t lift anything more than a few pounds for several weeks. As usual, timing couldn’t be worse. I know we will get through it.

All this loss of vision has made me introspective. Compounding this, we are very restricted in terms of what we can do physically and sexually. I’m learning more about myself and about the way we function as a couple. Our inability to carry on our power exchanges has had a surprising benefit. Most of the time, when people stop enforced male chastity or a female lead relationship with discipline, they do it because it’s not working for them. Ours is working fine. My recent health issues are blocking us.

Of course, I miss those nearly-daily teasing sessions. It’s going to be a while before they resume again. While I am recovering nicely, Mrs. Lion is exhausting herself packing for our move. By the time we get to bed and watch some TV, she’s really too tired to even snuggle. We both understand why this wonderful intimacy is reduced for a while. It certainly doesn’t stop me from missing it.

In fairness to her, I tend to drift off to sleep during TV time. It’s very tiring to try to watch a program when your vision is newly challenged. We will do as much as we can. In a few short weeks, we’ll be moved and my eyes will have continued to heal from their surgeries.

We are probably about a week away from safely resuming our disciplinary activities. As I’ve written recently, we’ve both discovered that we get real benefits from our FLRD. I don’t want to keep going back to that. I know I’ve spent a lot of time writing about the value it has for us. We spent some time talking about this a couple of days ago. We independently reached the conclusion that there is no useful substitute to put into place until I’ve healed enough to be spanked.

I was thinking about a “banking” system, where I would accrue points that would be redeemed later in terms of spankings. We tried something like this a few years ago. I got a lion piggy bank and Mrs. Lion could put pennies into it when I did things I shouldn’t. The idea was that on a punishment day she could empty the bank, count the coins, and then punish me appropriately based on how many coins I accumulated. I know other people do things like this where they keep score which is eventually redeemed with a paddle. It didn’t work for us.

Mrs. Lion wisely decided we would suspend our normal rules. If I annoy her, she will growl or snarl at me. Invariably, that brings me up short and stops whatever trouble I’ve gotten into. We agreed it made no sense for us to keep track and punish me later. The principal reason that this won’t work for us is that Mrs. Lion truly dislikes keeping track of things. From my perspective, I won’t get any educational value from the punishment so long delayed.

So, for the time being we settle for occasional snuggles and playtime. Our FLRD is without the “D” part for now. Mrs. Lion has to settle for growls and snarls until I’m well enough to spank. The important thing right now is that the surgeries were successful and I have some vision in both eyes. I’m never going to recover all of it, but things will improve steadily for a while.

While it isn’t clear at all, Lion can see out of his left eye. The follow-up visits went well. Both eyes are annoyed from the surgeries. And since the left eye hasn’t seen in four months, it’s not playing well with the right. I think the right eye is pissed because it’s been doing all the work and suddenly there’s this usurper who thinks he can come in and start sending visual signals. No thank you!

We’re cutting back on the drops for the right eye. One of the drops constricts Lion’s pupil so everything looks dark. We have a plan to get rid of those drops over time. Next week’s post op visit should mean fewer drops still. And he should be able to wear a contact lens in his right eye starting next Friday.

Things may actually be getting back to normal. For his eyes, that is. I’m taking a break between boxes to do an update and then it’s back to packing. I feel like I’m scattered all over the house at the moment. Today, I’ve decided the kitchen must go. I’m packing all but a few dishes of each size so we can continue to eat. Once the lease is signed I’ll start ferrying boxes. If I go from room to room, I’ll know I’m done. Plus, dishes have a logical home. I don’t have to wait for a piece of furniture to be moved so I can unpack.

Anyway, Lion is snoozing peacefully while I pack. It’s possible he’ll have a post of his own for tomorrow morning.

Lion made it through his surgery with flying colors. It took a little over an hour and the good news is that 99% of the blood is out. Now we wait for the bandage to come off. The only bad thing is pain. We knew there would be some but Lion didn’t expect as much as he has. Luckily the pain meds are handling it.

Tomorrow he has two post op appointments – one for today’s surgery and one for last week’s surgery. I’m hoping there hasn’t been any bleeding in the right eye. I’m also hoping the left eye sees something after all this time. That’s an awful lot of pressure to put on one bandage removal, but I want Lion to be able to see.

When the nurse read him his discharge instructions, Lion focused on one detail in particular: no intimate relations for two weeks. He says we’ll decide when we resume intimate relations. Even in pain he has his priorities straight.

I doubt Lion will write a post for tomorrow. We’ll let you know how things go at the post op visits.