Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's been a week...

and I am rapidly getting back to normal. My vision in my left eye has improved markedly and the doctor told me yesterday I could let up on the face-down time. I've shortened it to 15 minute sessions when my eyes get tired, which works out to 15 minutes or so every couple of hours. I'm almost through with the medications and will be able to drive within a few days. I'm considering hiring out as a consultant for people with detached retinas (retinae?). It has not been a piece of cake, as friend Richard predicted it would be since his experience was a piece of cake, but it has not been awful.

The only awful part was hearing the doc tell me what the probable limitations would be. I now know that he posited the worst case scenario in order to impress upon me how important it was. I took him seriously and had a better case than predicted. And I've done a lot of thinking about my life and just what is truly important for me to hang onto. I've done a lot of reading---I usually just skim magazine articles, but The Chair made it more inviting to read things thoroughly, so I read some things I would have skimmed another time. I've slowed down a lot. I have tended to look at empty time in a day as a problem----isn't that wild? That may change!

Now it's going on 11 a.m. and I have completed all the tasks I had intended to do today. The rest of the day lies invitingly in front of me. I can't yet drive, so whatever I do needs to be on the home front. Let's see.....vacuum? dust? make a rhubarb pie? weed? It's a beautiful day and I am almost well! Yay!

7 comments:

Joel Monka said...

Wonderful to hear how well you're doing!

Earthbound Spirit said...

Glad to hear you're nearly well, and learning in the process.

Robin Edgar said...

Bell the cat again? ;-)

ms. kitty said...

Thanks, all. I am relieved to be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel---literally!

And, Robin, I don't think I have it in me to bell the poor cat again. The birds are just going to have to learn that they are legitimately part of the food chain.

Robin Edgar said...

I'm sure they're learning Ms. Kitty. Hopefully Max The Magnificent well not learn the hard way that he too is part of the food chain. From some things that you said about the local wildlife in some of your previous blog posts I was concerned for his own safety and well being.

ms. kitty said...

Me too, Robin. Every time he comes home unscathed, I thank my lucky stars.

Robin Edgar said...

Maybe it's just as well you don't bell Max again then. May I take it that your other cats are quite happy to be housebound and Max is the only one who goes out much?