Monday, December 14, 2009


Tonight I officially became an old lady.

No, I did not pass any chronological date of significance - although at this moment, I actually am 53 years, 6 months, 28 days, 4 hours, 5 minutes and 24 seconds old.

But I realized that I have a pair of reading glasses at the following locations now (And why are they a pair? They may have 2 lenses, but glasses are a single object, right? Shouldn't a pair of glasses be two?):

- By the front door
- By each computer (three, at last count)
- By the television
- In my bathroom - in fact, there are THREE reading glasses at the moment in there.

My eyesight is shot.

But it's a little worse than just reading glasses.

I go back in a couple of weeks to see the specialist in Tucson, but they think I have glaucoma.

Most of the time it's extra pressure on your optic nerve by fluid in your eye that isn't diverted the way it is supposed to - and you don't realize your sight is going until it's already too late to recover any of it. The best treatment seems only to slow down the process.

I'm trying to remain optimistic, but I am also most more aware of how precious sight is.


Lisa said...

I hope they can do something to help! I'm the only one in my family who doesn't wear glasses (yet). Not sure how I lucked out.