Monday, November 23, 2009

Rant #137: Why Eye Was Gone

You might have noticed that I did not put up a Rant on Friday, November 20. Let me apologize right from the get go for not doing this.

No, I was not mourning the passage of the "Oprah Winfrey Show";

No, I was not even mourning the end of the "Jon and Kate Plus Eight" opus;

No, I was not bemoaning the fact that Sarah Palin has become a ubiquitous creature at the moment.

The real reason was that I had another one of those infernal eye exams that I must have ever since I had my vision problems several months ago.

What happens is that I go to the eye doctor for these regularly scheduled exams, and my eyes get dilated; dilated to the point where for several hours, I can't see very much. The dilation allows the doctor to more thoroughly check my eyes to see if there is a reoccurence of that vein popping up in my eye.

I have a lot to be grateful for. The doctor once again gave me a clean bill of health, and my eyesight in the bad eye has improved quite a bit.

But I absolutely hate these exams. So much time is wasted, and I can't see correctly for about six or seven hours.

Yes, I did make it to work for a shortened day, at least, but I really couldn't see correctly until about 4 p.m. in the afternoon--and yes, I drove without my normal vision. I mean, how would I get to work if I couldn't drive? By the time I drove, my vision was at about 75 percent, which, based on what I see people do when they drive, is pretty good.

Anyway, now that that is over (for three months) I can resume my normal activities, and that means more ranting for at least the next two days.

Thanksgiving might prevent me from posting a rant, but I will be ranting for a long time after that ...

Eye can guarantee it!


  1. It's great to see you are doing well. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Same to you.

    Yes, the procedure seems to have done the trick, but the doctor still has to treat this thing periodically to make sure it does not return.

    Funny, it is as if I had lasic surgery. I now see 20/20 out of the bad eye, which is incredible! Just a few months ago, everything was blurry, and now I can see clearly out of that eye!

    Here's to science. It can be good when it is used correctly.



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