I can’t see to stitch or saw. There I said it.
Actually I can do some stuff, but not for very long because it gives me a headache.
After spending most of the winter repeatedly cleaning my glasses to get that cloudy spot off the right lens, I found out that it was the “other” lens that was cloudy. The one in my eye.
Yep, cataract surgery is in my future.
Everyone has a story of multiple friends whose cataract surgery was a breeze, but that doesn’t help! This is my eyesight, people!
Everything that I LOVE to do requires seeing clearly.
I usually don’t blog about health stuff (because I don’t want to), but this one affects everything I blog about.
Yesterday at the eye doctor’s office, I was given options for which type of corrective lens I wanted. Most near-sighted people opt for a lens to correct their distance vision so that they don’t have to wear glasses except for reading or close work. How annoying!
I brought “show and tell” for the doctor.
I showed him the pincushion with the secret drawer from my doll-sized casket and some embroidery I’m working on and told him that it is very important that I be able to see to do that. I also explained that I’ve been wearing glasses since 5th grade and don’t mind wearing them.
Solution: They will use lenses that correct my distance vision a bit, but not affect my reading/close work sight. So, after surgery, my new eyeglass prescription won’t ever change and I’ll be able to see to stitch and saw again.
In a few weeks I will go to Paris with DH and SG and I’ll see everything through a cloud, but I will have a beautiful time. And in early April I will have surgery in my right eye, then 2 weeks later in my left eye, and hopefully will be able to stitch and saw again soon after.
In the meantime, I have a book review, some stitching projects I’m adding to my stash and design work on my casket that I can share with you. And after Paris, I’ll hopefully have some new treasures to share.