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A Couple of Things

Just wanted to update you guys on why it’s been slow here the last couple of days. First of all, I had cataract surgery a month ago, and was making a great recvoery, with much improved vision when a large floater broke loose and anchored itself directly over my pupil. This has compromised my vision greatly, and apparently, there is nothing to be done about it. I may consult a retinal specialist later on, when I see how well I adjust to my now severely limited vision, but I’ve been told that type of surgery is very risky, and I may not want to consider it. This wouldn’t be as bad if I could use my other eye at all, but I don’t. So I am now restricted in my actions, and even driving has become a challenge. I can still use my computer, but not for the number of hours I was used to spending here. THIS part will get better, though. I’m not going to give up, believe me. It’s just been hard to spend much time here, and I’ve been going back and forth to various doctors about this problem.

Then, late yesterday, my mother (who lives in a nursing home) had a bad fall and was taken to the ER. I wasn’t able to drive after dark, so I couldn’t get over there, but she has broken both her wrist and her hip, and is scheduled for major surgery for hip repair/replacement today. I can drive to the hospital this morning, in daylight hours. It’s close, and I can take little back roads the whole way, so it should be all right. (My eye doctor says I’m just to avoid driving very far until I get used to this issue and more comfortable with seeing “around” this blockage, so I’m not totally crazy in driving over there. I just have to be cautious). I will be there all day, and I’m not sure what the rest of the week will look like. My mother is 89 and has Parkinson’s, and I’m very worried about her recovery from this, so I will probably be over there a lot during the next few days.

So, if you wonder where I went, now you know. But I will try to post in the evenings when I’m back home. I have a few more books to get reviewed, for one thing. Take care of yourselves, O Wonderful Followers!! I’ll be back soon, I promise! In the meantime, stay safe!!


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7 thoughts on “A Couple of Things

  1. Hope your mom will be all right. Drive safe!


    • Thank you, Caitlin. Unfortunately, her surgery has been scheduled and cancelled twice. They spent all day yesterday testing her, thought it would be a go this morning, then she had some heart issues during the night, so they are back to testing again, and I have no idea now when they will operate. She has now been lying flat on her back on a pulverized (the doctor’s words) hip since Thursday afternoon, doped up on morphine, and nothing happening. Much longer, and major complications could set in just from lying like that. I’m very distressed, as you can imagine, and if she weren’t on another planet from the drugs, she would be, too. Mostly she is asleep, and I hope she stays that way until they figure this out and DO something.

      I tell you, the past ten days have been pretty stressful all the way around. I keep trying to tell myself things are MUCH worse for a whole lotta people in this world, but it doesn’t seem to calm me down much. Mark and I went to breakfast this morning before I went back over there, because I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that French Toast is very good for stress. I believe it’s a scientific fact.



  2. My prayers are with you and your mom. Blessings and hugs!


    • Thanks, Patty! I just got word that they are going to do the surgery tomorrow, and I sure hope they do. This has drug on way too long. Will keep you posted as things progress.

      Swamp Ghosts is underway…hehe. I just put up the first part of Chapter 3 for my
      Beta Readers. Hope you get a chance to catch up soon.



  3. I hope your mom is doing better and that your eyes get better too. our sight is such a precious thing. take care and hugs, G


    • Thank you, Geraldine. No change in my eyes, I’m afraid, but my mother came through surgery with flying colors. I left her sleeping soundly today, and will be over there most of tomorrow, probably. Hope her first day awake, post-surgery, won’t be too hard on her.


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