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Eye Eye

I offer no excuse for being absent from PP, but here is a resume of a christmas of discomfort and not much joy...

A problem with my eye manifest itself just prior to the festive day, and I spent the eve of Christmas day in hospital undergoing eye-surgery.

The Day itself was half-spent in attendance at an impromptu out-patient appointment to have the eye-patch removed.

If asked what my worst nightmare is I would answer, - "Having needles or any sharp objects poked into my eyes..."

And yet, when it came to that nightmare being realised I behaved rather well. Oh, I did cringe and clench fists and behave the coward, but it was all rather unnecessary as the operation (to remove a bit of detached retina) was painless and trouble free.

Vision is compromised and I am unable and indeed forbidden to drive for five or six weeks, which is a bit inconvenient as I will have to catch a bus into town to get any shopping. Which is no hardship in itself just different; having to rely on others.

New specs will be needed before I can resume driving and some expense incurred with that need.

I suspect that I am not alone in fearing the aforementioned eye-surgery, but I can assure everyone that there is only discomfort, no pain is involved.

To keep things upbeat, I wish everyone a happy new year and wish only good things for all in 2015.

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bestwriter wrote on January 2, 2015, 10:33 PM

Did you have any symptoms which you might like to share here so that at the onset of such symptoms they could be contained?

Ellis wrote on January 3, 2015, 10:00 AM

Good to see you back... Have you considered shopping online and getting it delivered? Happy New Year and wishing you a speedy recovery..

BodieMor wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:35 PM

Happy New Year to you, as well. And how wonderful that we have solutions to problems like these. I wonder how people coped before eye surgery became available...

arthurchappell wrote on January 7, 2015, 5:43 AM

nothing you need apologize for - sounds like a dreadful time for you especially starting over Christmas - hope you'll be ok soon