Monday, May 18, 2020

So This Happened...


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To my readers and friends who have been living in an upside-down universe…I can only say “hang in there, things have to get better.” I have been off-line pretty much since the “shutdown” began. I felt really weird continuing my life as if nothing is happening in the rest of the world. Maybe it was just me, but things seemed crazy out there compared to my normal three-dog days. I already worked from home and spent most of my time here. But there was a second reason. I suddenly have cataracts that are blurring my vision and couldn’t have them looked at during the shutdown. Reading, writing, looking at my laptop…well, it’s not too pleasant.

Enter the dramatic change. I had been seeing a black spot in my left eye for about a month and finally looked up what might be wrong. The next day. I had emergency eye surgery for a torn/detached retina. How did I do it? No idea. The doctor said it happens to one in one hundred people. I don’t particularly feel lucky. But I am. I did not wait too long that a repair couldn’t be made. Now, I have a blurred cataract right eye and a patch over my left.

Before the surgery, Tim and I were finishing projects around the house. I wasn’t writing but we were working together.  Now, I’m forced to spend as much time as possible lying face down doing nothing. Two weeks of boredom. And what do I finally want to do? Haha…write. I’m managing a little by hand in my notebook. (Typing this blog has taken a long while.)

You may be wondering why I’m writing about my eye drama. It wanted to be real. As real as that embarrassing photo above. 😊  I’m sure the National Shutdown will soon make its way into books. I’m also certain that my experience of not being able to see will too. Next month, I promise to just share an excerpt from the new story I’m finishing: One Killer, One Ranger. A suspense story that’s fast becoming one of my favorites.

After the miracle of keeping my sight, I can appreciate the little things I do every day. I guarantee you my husband does. LOL   Hopefully, I have only one more week face down on the couch. I sure hope you have been blessed with health during this time. Thanks for catching up with me today. Let me know how you’re doing and/or what you’ve been doing during this “down” time.
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CRIMINAL ALLIANCE is the conclusion of Texas Brothers of Company B. It’s original title was Ranger Warrior (Wade) and follows Ranger Protector (Jack), Ranger Defender (Slate), and Ranger Guardian (Heath). You can find a short summary of their stories on JRS here.

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I’m super curious, what have you been doing during the “shutdown”? Learn anything new?


12 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you needed surgery... feel better soon! As for myself, I have been doing some projects around my house and yard... reading a lot too!

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    1. I hope you through some fun projects in there too. Take care.

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  2. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Other than grocery shopping, I've been staying in. reorganizing closets/shelves and reading.

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    1. Have you tried any new recipes? Take care.

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    2. I'be been making some old family favorites which involve a lot of prep work.

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    3. I still do all the cooking around here. It's like my husband forgot how... LOL

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  3. I had an eye scare a while back. All sorted.

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  4. I certainly don't have much to show for the time I have been self isolating. Except to work in my gardens, I haven't left the house since March 11. The day is gone before I know it with nothing to show for it. I miss being able to visit with my children and grandchildren, and am disappointed the graduation for our daughter who finished law school was canceled.
    I am so sorry about your eyes. I have been down that road and it is not pleasant. I had my cataracts taken care of many years ago. Three years ago I noticed the inside corner of my vision was a black section. I had no idea what it was. The next day I went to a meeting, then to my eye doctor. He immediately sent me to a retinologist. He messed around with my eye and did more damage than a good. Luckily, my daughter got me in to a good one and he did the surgery. Because of what the first doctor did, there are wrinkles in the now attached retina which makes the vision a bit wavy. Due to medication I am taking for an auto-immune disease, I am now having issues with my sight. Frustrating and I don't think they can do much about it. I can't stop the medication.
    It sounds like you caught the detachment early enough to prevent severe damage. You also likely have a much better than my first one was. I am so happy cataract surgery is relatively easy today. I remember a neighbor having it done when I was in high school. She had to lie there with her head sandbagged so she couldn't move her head for almost a week and then had to be very careful for a few more weeks. We are very lucky things have advanced to the point they now are now.
    Take good care of yourself, stay safe, stay healthy, and heal.

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    1. Wow, Patty. Hugs on all the problems. I, too, hope they caught it soon enough. Take Care!

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