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Remember, folks: whenever a woman says "die for me because you are a man," just look her in the eye and say "my body, my choice."

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Eyes Have It. Bad News, That Is.

I'm having trouble reading the screen today, because I just got back from another eye exam, this time with dilation.  Yes, I have macular degeneration in both eyes.  A specialist in Indy will call me Monday to schedule an appointment, and I'll bet he doesn't work Saturdays, so BH will have to take a day off work.  Or maybe I can schedule it for when Lance Criminal is home, and he can be my chauffeur.  Yay.  One thing I see clearly is big changes ahead.  I hate to borrow trouble, and who knows how it will progress, but the thought of a future without reading, crocheting, or embroidery, is just plain depressing.

There is one bright spot though ("bright" in a twisted sort of way.)  We are both going to quit smoking when BH moves to Virginia, simply because we can't afford rent and cigarettes, but I was afraid that when we get settled, BH might start again.  Nope.  I can't smoke or be exposed to second-hand smoke.  Huh.  And all these years I've been concerned about heart disease and cancer.  Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Oh.  And hey, Social Security might still exist when I become disabled and can't work!  Gee.  I could also supplement my income by suing restaurants that refuse to admit seeing-eye dogs.  Speaking of which, I guess I should add a seeing-eye dog foundation to my list of weekly charity donations - might improve my chances of getting one when I need one, right?

Who the fuck wrote that last paragraph!?!


  1. Right eye, 2005, MD. Started taking supplements with Zeaxanthin and Lutein derived from marigolds. It has not gotten worse. Eye doctor tells me to keep doing what I have been doing.

    My current supplement is Vitamin Shoppe Occu-Plus. The other stuff in it is good for your overall health and probably helps your eyes but the two are the most important.

    Good luck.

  2. Thanks, WSF! "Looks" like a great place to start!

  3. That is a scary thing to face and I hate that you have to face it. But you are strong and you have me and others in your corner to help you though it. And I have to jump up and yell ooh rah that you are quitting smoking. Hugs from the Coffeypot!

  4. I'm sure things will be ok as it appears at least half the people driving are blind.

  5. I'm so sorry. There is never the right thing to say. I will send good thoughts your way.

    Oh, and on the quitting smoking... I quit 19 years ago. It was DAMNED hard. REALLY hard. But it was totally worth it in so many ways that I can't even begin to list them all.


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