Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Life and Its Challenges

Another day, another challenge as my eyes are dominating my existence these days. Sight is something we take for granted until something happens to bring it to our attention. Mine was cataract surgery then recovery with blurred eyesight in one eye. Not correctable by new lenses, a deeper investigation brought about the discovery of swelling in the retina of my left eye probably brought on by old age-I am 75, and having high blood pressure and diabetes.

A trip to a retina specialist yesterday brought some relief in the form of an injection into my eye of medicine to correct the swelling. The result was scary as I couldn't see at all from that eye afterwards. But rest and time have changed that and I feel more hopeful today as my eyesight in that eye is slowly returning. However, I will need to continue the shots monthly. Scary thought but necessary. Don't take your eyesight for granted!


  1. So glad to hear your eyesight seems to be improving since the shot. Hope that continues. I surely don't take my eyesight for granted!

  2. I'm so sorry this happened! I recently got a floater and hate hate it. We miss good sight when it is gone!

  3. I'm so sorry to hear you are experiencing deterioration in your vision. A good friend, who is in her late 80's is going blind from macular deterioration. The same thing is happening to another friend who is my age, 71. It also happened to my mother. I worry that it will happen to me too.

  4. Oh I am glad there is improvement for your eye. I'm glad you were able to get some help for it. Our eyesight is truly a precious gift. I stop to give thanks right now.

    Sending hugs,

  5. this is always scary to read. my cataracts are growing but not ripe. I hate hearing your troubles because our sight is indeed so valuable and so often we do take it for granted.