Missing Me?

Fish at Doctors office

This fish is at my eye surgeons office. It looks like it has teeth! (it was gone one of my visits, it got constipated and had to go to hospital!) I cracked up at that but sure enough it was fixed right up and brought back. It sure makes time fly watching “Big Bird” as I call him or her!

I trualy hope you have missed me!.  I have not had much to say for a while. Nothing bad going on I have just been through a lot.

Four years ago April I was at Whole Foods in a local town, I quickly turned my head to see if my husband had closed the trunk of the car. When I did I had all kinds of 3D snakes and other items in my eyes. It looked like I had taken a black magic marker and just wrote all over the place.

I sat in the car and it stopped in just a few minutes. My husband was waiting on me to back the car out so he would not step in water and he could not figure out what was going on with me sitting there reaching all in the air. You know how it is when you see something in 3D you always reach for it. It left, we left and as I turned my head later on down the road to see if the cars were entering the highway from a side road a flock of birds flew over. Well in my eyes they did.

Since I was in my early twenties I have been warned about these symptoms. Seeing a flock of birds, looking like a million gnats, a curtain coming down over my eyes, looking like I was looking through a photo negative. If I saw any of those I needed to see my eye doctor or better yet head to the Eye Foundation Hospital ER.

After a few more minutes the birds left so we went home and I did not have any problems the rest of the day and night. But to be sure I did not have anything else (you know you always think the worst brain tumor) well I decided to go to Schaeaffer the next day.

Retinas were trying to detach.  Seems like I always have to have something extra heavy. My Vitreous is extra heavy and it was trying to tug on them, pulling them loose.

To make a long story short I waited a year to get it fixed. The doctors watched it and it was ok. Well I went in the following April to have them glued down basically. I got an eye full of clouds for floaters. It looked like those old black and white horror movies when the clouds were floating in front of the full moon.

Here is what I have had done for the last three years.

Retinas permanently glued down, Macular peel,Vitreous removed where they took out the gel replaced it, that made the floaters leave with the help of a very fine needle. I saw the needle. The doctor showed it to me. It was nothing about like an eyelash.  Cataract surgery and implants to make me have 20/20 and not have to wear anything but reading glasses.

January and February of this year I had a surgery each month. I decided not to wait another year to get this fixed. I am so glad. I have had a lot of trauma to my eyes but I tell you to date I have had ZERO pain.  Never fear cataracts.  Consider it a blessing. Your eyes will be fixed so you never have to wear glasses for distance. Now up close I can not read anything without my reading glasses. So far I have been so vain as to get those chains to put reading glasses on them. Well when I forget my glasses in the store I could be buying a possum for all I know, long distance vision I can see a mile down the road or so it seems.  I do not drink soda. I have not in seven years.   I was so hot last week out and about I had been working at my Aunt Jan’s home and I was scorching hot. I went in to a store to get something and I wanted a Sprite. They were out. So I picked up a Mountain Dew thinking after trying to read the label which is absolutely impossible but I “thought” I made out 7 grams of sugar. Oh this was ok. I was going to be ok with seven grams.  I purchased it got out to the car turned it up and almost spewed it. SEVEN GRAMS this sweet. Found my reading glasses SEVENTY EIGHT GRAMS!  Window came down drink poured out!

So that is what is going on with me. I have not touched my sewing machine since November. I never sew during December. That is my birthday month and I take the whole month off celebrating!!!!  I am ready to get back to my machine this week.  I hope you all have missed me!!   I have been reading and studying about what I am going to do when I start back sewing.

One is getting my Tin Lizzie back to humming. I have missed quilting on Shug.

Here is a blog I read and get emails from daily. A lot of good tips on using a long arm and you could even use the designs on your regular sewing machine.

It is good “see” you all! Please come back again




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2 Responses to Missing Me?

  1. Scary eyesight troubles. Hope they are all fixed now. I have bifocals, but, can’t walk around with them on, so, they get left all over the place, then, if I need to read something, I have to take my regular glasses off to read it. Not fun. I had wondered about you, this spring.

  2. chris says:

    Yes I feel fine. It was not really life threatening or serious and no pain it was just something that had to be fixed. I am glad of the cataracts. Now I only have reading glasses. I have bifocals in my prescription sunglasses. I am going to have to take them back. I have for 22 years had progressives and I can not get used to biofocals.

    Thank you for thinking about me wondering where I was.