Category Archives: Aging

Shuffling along

It’s mostly an unconscious fear of imbalance, I think, of falling down, that makes us old fogies shuffle. Annoying as all get out. Be 78 in March.

Onward, through the fog…

Found out today at scheduled eye appointment that I have a complication: my new right-eye lens has slipped down, due to some tissue underneath it that tore when I was unconsciously squinting hard during the operation, and some subsequent rubbing of the itching eye during sleep, after I had stopped (as planned) wearing a plastic shield over the eye when sleeping.

The slippage is causing a doubling of overhead lights and even shiny doorknobs. So now I need a second surgery in which the lens will be moved back to center and sutured in place so it can’t move. This time they aim to put me all the way to sleep, being intubated (tube down the throat), so, hopefully, I won’t be squinting again. All this before the left eye is done, now probably not until April. Onward, through the fog…

Eye improving

Five days out from my cataract surgery, the eye is improving. Whereas it was foggier than what it replaced, initially, the insert lens seems to be clearing. Colors are brighter. Still can’t read print on paper, but I wonder how much of that is the remaining eye to be done. It’s cloudy still.

UPDATE: One day later the right eye is still improving. Can read print on paper now. It all took awhile because, as the doc/surgeon said, I had seven layers of cataracts to emulsify. To get them through the normally small slit he cuts in the eyeball to remove/replace the lens.

Cataract surgery

Is tomorrow on my right eye. Not sure when as they were to call this morning about that. Haven’t yet. Be glad when it’s over, though everyone who’s had it says it will be easy. Left eye probably won’t be done until March.

UPDATE: The surgery was a bit complicated. I wasn’t blissed out as expected and was uncomfortable throughout, though not in pain. Doc said it was harder than he expected and I may have foggy vision for a few days. Though I have noticed that a sweater I thought was green is actually blue. Woo Hoo!

The Ohmigod variant

Figures it would be Texas to get the first Omicron death. Why? Because Texas is influential. But all we know, or can know, is that the passed Houstonian was in his 50s. Duh. And unvaccinated. Double Duh. But nothing about the co-morbidity he was carrying when he caught the Ohmigod variant. It’s still co-morbidity folks who are being snuffed out. I really agree with Trump that China should pay reparations to the world for this shit. Communist Party assholes.

UPDATE: Meanwhile, the politicians, government and Mediacrats are ginning up the fear factory. Sanity is harder to find.

MORE: Now they’re saying the Texas man had an “underlying health condition,” a co-morbidity, in other words, but not what it was.

Cataract eyes

Mine, to be exact. After almost a year of foggy vision, I’ve finally given in to the inevitable and made an appointment for cataract surgery. On the 18th, I’ll get tested and a follow-up consultation set. And on the third date will be the surgery on one eye, followed by several weeks of healing, and then the second eye.

Reiki self-treatment and channeling for others has helped with this rather common problem of aging, but not eliminated the difficulties with driving and reading. So surgery it will be. Although it may not come until next year when Cedar Fever season is over. All the sneezing and eye itching and watering that accompanies that may interfere. We’ll find out.

Our senile leader

“This is where we are in the world right now. I turn on the television, against my better judgement, to find the news networks carrying another rambling speech by our senile leader, between the lies and coughing up a lung, saying pretty much exactly what democrats have been saying since the 90’s – the rich don’t pay their fair share and business needs to be punished.”

Never mind Bideninflation or the unvaccinated swarming the border or having lost the war to the headchoppers.

Via Diogenes Middle Finger