This will be short for once, I promise. Most if not all of you know that I cut my teeth on the mothership, Daily Kos. But for the last couple of years, you, my dear PZ readers, have been my friends, pretty much my entire social circle, and really an extended family.
On Monday, I had a surgical procedure to replace the lens in my right eye to eliminate my cataracts, as well as having two stents inserted in the eye to control the pressure in my eye to stall out the progressive effects of my glaucoma. To my amazement, once I got into the surgical suite, the procedure took less than 20 minutes, and we were in and out in under 3 hours.
Monday night was miserable. The eyelid scratched nonstop, and tears free flowed. The eye drops stung like hell. Tuesday the scratching was down by half, and the eye drops didn’t sting as much. On the ride to the Coronado office for the doctor to check the eye, I did an experiment. I closed my eyes with my kickass Murfinator sunglasses on, turned to my right, and looked out the window with only my right eye. I almost cried. For the first time in more than 5 years, blurry as they were, I could identify trees, bushes, walls, buildings and cars. And this was less than 24 hours after the surgery.
My doctor was thrilled with he results. I get the left eye done on August 23rd, and a month later, on September 22nd, I will see an optometrist for an eye exam for for prescription lenses. The success of my right eye only makes me more confident about the left eye.
And so, I thank you. All of you. For more than two years you have suffered through my articles with good nature and tolerance, knowing about my condition. But now, hopefully in the next 6 weeks, I will have new glasses, and two new lenses in my eyes, and my shit will stop looking like the freakin’ Rosetta Stone! My affection and appreciation for all of you knows no bounds. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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