Ben's a healthy diabetic; except for the once-every-two-years eye check, and the regular blood sugar level test he does himself, he lives a normal life.
With these eye checks, he needs eye drops to have his pupils dilated, and he was told this time darker eyes take longer to dilate, and even longer to get back to normal. So we started the long wait afterwards at Nelson Hospital's cafeteria with a coffee, and a piece of cake. (Gosh, that sounds bad....)
At NZ$2.50, this has got to be the biggest piece of cake you can buy in town, and it was chock full of nuts and fruits. The thick end of the wedge was well over 3cm, and we almost couldn't finish the one piece between us.
Hospital cafeteria is an interesting place; there are doctors, nurses and staff taking breaks, there are those celebrating recovery or births, and then there are distraught people, waiting, coping, or just sitting. They did a good job giving the cafeteria and the chapel big windows looking out on a big park and lots of trees when they rebuilt the main building.
Luckily, we don't have to go there very often.