Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Reading Withdrawal Is a Very Real Thing

This will be very brief.

I've been forbidden by my eye surgeon to read or write anything for more than five minutes at a time once or twice a day for the next week.  My eye surgery seems to have gone well, but the healing process and the proper setting of the implanted lens requires that I not focus too long on any one focal length.  Apparently, there is a risk that the lens will not function properly in the long term if I do that while the eye heals around it. 

Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone know that I have not disappeared for good...and that I still have to go through the same process with the left eye in mid-July.  

You would not believe the reading withdrawal pain I'm going through right now. It's real...and it is driving me nuts.

Time to go...can't even proof this post until later, so I hope there are not too many typos in it.

8 comments:

  1. Pleased to hear at least one eye is done. Hope it doesn't drive you too nuts not being able to read. Audio books? Take care.

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    1. One down, and one to go, Cath. I had another checkup this morning and the eyesight in the surgically corrected eye is now 20-30. That doesn't sound like much to people used to good eyesight, but I am absolutely thrilled with the result - and it may get even better as the swelling finally goes completely away.

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  2. Hope the healing process goes well; time to download a great audio book!

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    1. Diane, I discovered one of the best audiobooks ever: Little by Edward Carey. I just posted a review, in fact. If you like Dickensian-style novels, you HAVE to read this one...or even better, get the audiobook.

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  3. Oh, man! I'm not sure I could go that long without reading. Hopefully it will all be worth it and your eyesight will improve greatly. Good luck with the recovery and healing.

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    1. I'm struggling to read still - and shouldn't overdo it - but that's mainly because I now have one eye that is EXTREMELY near-sighted and one that's a bit far-sighted. My brain is struggling to make a picture out of what it sees. But I'm so much closer to the end than I wa last week...

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  4. I'd be going through major reading withdrawal, too! Good luck. I hope your eyes heal up fine.

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    1. I don't know what I would have done without audiobooks and bookish podcasts. The only problem with listening to an audiobook at home is that I tend to fall asleep and then have to spend several minute trying to get back to the last part that I can actually remember. :-)

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