I've been having killer headaches and trouble reading. Trouble staying on topic when I do read. Trouble seeing. It crossed my mind that I needed to have an eye exam, but I kept putting it off. I don't know why exactly. Maybe because I didn't want anymore changes in my life; there have been so many this year. I just didn't want one more thing to deal with. Head in the sand was my own Rx for me. Stick with these lousy reading glasses that only work a little. My Rx failed.
I finally took the plunge, went for the eye exam. I've lost much of my vision in my left eye and the right one isn't so good either. I knew my far vision was getting bad joining with my poor near vision for the cacophony of bad seeing, and the doc verified this with all those fabulous gizmos they have now. Oh, and I have cataracts too. He said I have some time before those have to be addressed. I took this as good news.
All in all I'm happy with the outcome. In just 9 more days I will have my specially made trifocals, and can then start getting used to them. The doc said it is like learning to drive on the other side of the road. Gulp. I would say I hate this, but in the near future I will be able to read again. Reading is over 75% of my life. Some days more. Participating here is reading and writing. Keeping in touch with friends and family is mostly by reading text messages, and typing on the tiny keypad on my phone.
In one of my trains of thought about all of this, I kicked myself black and blue for getting old. I wore myself out with that bit of BS and moved on into gratitude that I will be able to see again. And not only see, but see better than I have in at least two years. A big "oh yeah" on that. Plus, not so much pain. Maybe the pain that's been hounding me will disappear completely. A dream come true.
I will be able to see you again. Clearly. I will be able to form a solid construct of what I have read. And keep on top of what our grandkids have to say in their lengthy texts full of shortened words like ur for your.
Next up, hearing aids. Life continues.
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