Thursday, April 13, 2017

It's All Alright And Shall Be Even More So

I was running around this morning, trying to get things done before I left for my eye appointment. Feeding chickens, cleaning up the bathtub chick's bedding, mixing fresh water with their vitamins and electrolytes and probiotics, hanging a few clothes on the line, making the bed...general stuff.
Suddenly I remembered how damn blind I get when I have my eyes dilated and I panicked. The last few times I've gotten my eyes dilated I've known for sure and certain that I shouldn't drive. It's like one of those nightmares where you are driving along and can't see out the windshield or can't open your eyes or something horrible like that. Shit. I knew Mr. Moon had an appointment with his acupuncturist and Lily was at work and Hank was actually working and of course, May was working and so I got in touch with Jessie although I hated to, knowing how long she'd have to wait for me with August but she said she'd gladly do it and so I drove to her house and she drove me across town and while I had my exam, she took August to a little park.
It went fine, of course. No brain tumors detected and my macula looks fine and that's a fear of mine because my mother had macular degeneration. I'm going to have to have cataract surgery by the time I'm seventy but that was pretty much a foregone conclusion.
I told this doctor who saw me that I'd returned to him because I really did like him and because he'd figured out a correction that no one else had been able to figure out and he thanked me more than once for telling him that. He said that he really does like having a connection with his patients. It means a lot to him and I believe him.
Also? He has no problems laughing at jokes.
So I got my new prescription and Jessie and August came back and the sweetest, prettiest lady helped us with frame choosing. I had determined to get something with a little bit more panache this time. Why not? I'm an old lady and who cares?
I got blue frames. Light blue. Jessie and the lady both gave their approval.
And it'll take some time for them to come in. I am mostly looking forward to better vision but it will be nice to have blue frames.

So that was that and I should feel all relieved and happy but basically I came home so wiped out that I had to take a nap and woke up feeling nothing but old and weary and boring and useless.


The sugar snap peas are starting to make.


Oh, how the children will love them when they swell and they can pop the entire things into their mouths, crunching the sweet green crispness which is only available if you can pick them off the vine yourself, making them all the sweeter. 

I'll feel better tomorrow. I know I will. 






15 comments:

  1. Whenever I get my eyes tested I wait for the news that I don't have cancer in my eyes. Anything from there I can handle. And I'm not kidding. I have Fuch's dystrophy and losing my eyesight. Anything but cancer.

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    1. It's so damn odd, the things we fear.

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  2. I'm glad it all went well today and can't wait to see your blue frames. I can see you in that color. Rest and refresh friend.

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    1. I am looking forward to having new glasses. It's the small things, isn't it?

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  3. You are NOT boring or useless or even very old. Weary, maybe. But you're a great writer and an even better grandmother and mother and friend. Stop selling yourself short! You are the fabulous Ms. Moon!

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    1. Ah, love. I feel so far from fabulous these days. But thank you.

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  4. You know, my eye doctor's​ office has a thing that they use instead of having to dilate your eyes. You can do the dilate thing or pay more and they use a machine that takes a picture and the doctor views it on the computer. I pay the extra - it's like $35 - and it's sweet.

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    1. I did both! And it cost $27 at the place I went to. They didn't really offer it as an either/or.
      Mmmm....

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    2. Really!? I haven't had to get my eyes dilated in like 10 years!

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  5. Regarding the colonoscopy. There is a new thing called Cologuard. Basically you poop in the hat, put some poop in a tube, put the rest in a jar and mail it off. It's FDA approved. If it comes back positive, then you do the full blown colonoscopy. That's what I am doing this year. The prep for the colonoscopy puts me in to shock and I'm just not going to do it unless I have to. Looking forward to seeing you and the blue frames. Take a deep breath, and courage, my dear.

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    1. I can't even bear to do something like that! I think I'll just get a damn colonoscopy and then say- that's it. I'm too old to worry about it any more.

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  6. one of my tomatoes is starting to pink up. did you pick a nice electric blue?

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    1. They're not exactly electric blue but they are blue.
      My tomatoes appear to be bonsai plants. As usual.

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  7. Can't wait to see the new glasses! I have been thinking about getting a secondary pair that is colorful and wild for when I am in a colorful and wild mood. Why not? And you, my dear, are never boring.

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  8. Well, it must be nice to have the eye exam done, at least. You are definitely not boring and, as anyone here in blogland (not to mention your family) can attest, definitely not useless! I look forward to seeing those blue glasses. If I were a woman I'd get cat-eye glasses with rhinestones in the corners like my babysitter used to have. In fact, maybe I should get them anyway. (OMG -- what a wonderful idea!)

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