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It has been a while since I have written much of anything, other than some snark on facebook and such.  My vision is so bad these days that I am unable to see the words clearly, and whole sentences appear to have huge vacant gaps in them, making writing and proofing a major chore.

Driving is completely out of the question.  A black car in the shade on black asphalt is invisible, and I cannot work on my tractor because it is painted black.  It is all one big black blob.  My brother was able to repair a broken idler pulley for me that was in plain sight for a someone that could see.  Even when I do mow, it is very difficult to see where I have mowed previously.

I really became discouraged when I failed the pre-op exam for cataract surgery.  I didn’t handle that so well.  I was ready to just lay down and die.  In fact, I sort of did start abetting the dying process. I just don’t want to sit around and wait for lunch for the rest of my life.

I told the doc I was done, and that would be my last visit … I wasn’t seeking out anymore medical attention.  He then told me he thought I could get the surgery after the cardiologist was done with me, so I gave it one more try.  After the usual things, EKG’s, stress tests, echocardiogram, imaging and such, the cardiologist said he wasn’t concerned about the surgery.

So … back to the ophthalmologist.  Next up, measurements, another pre-op exam, covid test, left eye, covid test, right eye … and I am back to my old obnoxious self. I’ll be able to write long passages again, drive, tell Snookums how to drive, and see where I have mowed.

My spirits are up again …

14 thoughts on “

    rwiegers1155 said:
    June 7, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Best news I’ve heard in a long time – even more so for you

      Rusty Armor responded:
      June 8, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      It does feel good to be a pessimistic optimist again … 😉

    Dana Everhart said:
    June 7, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    I count myself lucky…..best hopes for you

    The Hinoeuma said:
    June 8, 2021 at 12:47 am

    It’s good to hear you are making progress. I’m so sorry for your struggles. *hugs*

    Rivergirl said:
    June 8, 2021 at 5:32 am

    Wonderful news! I can’t even imagine how horrible the blackness must be.

      Rusty Armor responded:
      June 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

      It was inconvenient … 😉

    rainofpaper said:
    June 8, 2021 at 6:36 am

    I am glad you have had a reprieve.

    Boo said:
    June 8, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Waiting for a cataract to ‘ripen’ is like watching paint dry.

    Can’t stand this slow loss of vision

      Rusty Armor responded:
      June 8, 2021 at 9:47 am

      It is a major PITA for sure …

    Catherine said:
    June 8, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    First of all, the news about your eye surgery is fabulous news. I could not be happier for you. Second of all, you are writing once again. You have been missed, my friend.

      Rusty Armor responded:
      June 8, 2021 at 2:53 pm

      Oddly, I do miss writing … though it is more like being driven than it is a hobby …

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