|An Insight to My Vision|
Nothing screams Spring more than the vision of a daisy! I took this photo last week and processed it hoping to save it for a special occasion! Well today is that special occasion, because I am celebrating my near perfect vision.
I bring you these facts in the event that any of you may be experiencing any of these symptoms. In the last couple of weeks I had been experiencing some strange kind of floaters in my left eye. Very annoying, I kept rubbing my eye in high hopes that they would disappear. I rubbed so much that I broke a blood vessel and I must say that it was not attractive. As the week went on the red started to clear and a cloudy area formed to the outer left hand corner of my eye. I had already made an eye appointment to check this out and yesterday was that day.
I was blind sighted by the news that I had a small tear on my retina and the good news was that it had been found early. The doctor explained that I was one of the unlucky few in a thousand that develops this kind of condition. I felt very lucky for having found it early because it can lead to retinal detachment and eventually blindness if left untreated. I had lasik eye surgery several years ago and rejoiced in the fact that I no longer needed coke bottles to see. Because I had a history of myopia I am more prone to these kind of tears. This should be taken care of immediately the doctor suggested. I asked all of the appropriate questions, the procedure was explained and then preformed with a laser. I went home patched and dilated in the remaining eye, my vision was greatly impaired.
Lest any of you think I took this news like a big girl you are wrong. I was flipping out inside. Good God, anything but my vision! My friend Judy brought me home, I rested for a while and then invited myself to a pity party for one. A bowl of popcorn and a glass of red wine seemed to help with the anxiety. Life can really throw you a curve ball at times, a ball this time I was lucky enough to catch! Please get your eyes checked if you haven't done so in a while. I am off to the botanical gardens in Naples today so that I can bring you more pretty pictures tomorrow! Can't wait to see what I can see! How lucky am I???