Thursday, 10 May 2018

I'm Back


Dear All

I’m back!  On Tuesday my right eye had laser treatment and I can see out of it again.  The last five or six months have made me appreciate how important my sight is to me.  The only books I managed to read during that time were a couple of large print ones and they were almost read a word at a time.  I could just about read messages on my phone – I think the brightness helped.  Everything else relied on Son-who-cooks or Partner-who-loves-tea – even (or rather especially) cooking instructions on microwave meals which could not be printed smaller if they tried.  Because the damage was to the lens cover it wasn’t simply a case of magnifying things though that did help at first.  Outdoors I managed to cross roads with help but left unaided managed to walk into a few hedges and one signpost which gave me a lump as big as a pigeon’s egg on my forehead.  Fancy sticking a signpost in the middle of the pavement!  Next week my left eye will be done and I’ll have a pair of working eyes again though that brings its own problem with my double vision.  Talk about never being satisfied!!!!

I have been blown away by people’s kindness during this last few months.  One postcrosser friend said that if the treatment didn’t work she could make tapes of her news for me.  Others sent letters in large print or typed e-mails in big fonts.  And so many people sent me best wishes and prayers.

Hopefully during the next few weeks I’ll post a few old-fashioned Rambles articles about this, that and the other.  In the meantime I had better get the duster and vacuum cleaner out.  One advantage of being partially sighted is you don’t realise how much cleaning you should have been doing.



15 comments:

  1. Happy to see you back! :D

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  2. Dear John, I can now relate to your eye problems better than before because I have just had my left eye operated on, too. A different cause than yours and I did not bump into things, but I often felt (and still do, to an extent) insecure about some things, especially in new, unknown places.
    Yes, our eyes are super important, and I feel so lucky to have access to up-to-date medical treatment without having to pay a fortune.
    Also, it is good to know that you have all those good and kind people in your life.
    Looking forward to your next posts!

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  3. So glad you got your eyes fixed. And aren't we lucky to have those who love and help us.

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  4. Joy! Your sight will get better and better. Feeling thankful.

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  5. Cleaning can wait. Make sure you get some beginner exercise and also make sure you can see well enough to walk around outside. I have bouts of double vision lately and must call my optometrist and see if it can be helped. I use y eyes for EVERYTHING!

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  6. Wonderful news! Yes, as one woman said, the easiest way to clean her home was to just take her glasses off so she could not see the dust, but it didn't work when company was coming.

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  7. Good to hear the laser treatment on your eye worked and it is healing and I hope the second eye has successful results too. Ouch walking in to a sign post, be careful friend.

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  8. I'm very glad to hear you're doing better.

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  9. Glad your operation was a success. Sight is so vital and we are lost without it, even without part of it. Take things easy and put the cleaning on the long finger for now. It only gets dirty again anyway. ;)

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  10. I can't remember if I already commented or only thought about it. (I sometimes read blogs on the phone and think I shall go back later on the computer, but...)

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  11. Sorry about the lump. I've never seen a pigeon's egg.

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  12. I wrote a comment this morning but can't for the life of me remember if I sent it or got sidetracked. If there's one waiting please forget this one. The other problem I have is that I can't remember what words of wisdom and wonderment I penned.

    I hope that your life is transformed and you are able indulge once more in your favourite pastimes with your books, pens and paintbrushes.

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  13. So happy to see that treatment helped your one eye to see better, and I truely hope your other eye will get better this week, too!

    I must confess and apologize for the fact that I kept on writing by my horrible tiny handwriting. Your description in your blog post of your 'adventures' and problems caused by bad vision finally make it clear for me which problems you are/were facing. Sorry for my terrible handwritings, must have been hard to read!.. And thank you very, very much for meanwhile creating such wonderful animal envelopes and for sending them to me, I love them, so much appreciated!

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  14. Happy that you are back and may you have a full recovery.

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  15. Good news indeed. Missed your posts and am happy you will be back with us. Sending good wishes for your second eye!

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