Santa’s resting, the day after christmas,
He’s so thrilled to have passed his great test,
He kicks off his boots,
And climbs out of his suit,
And said “Bugger me, I need a rest.”
No poem today, I’m afraid, I an still a bit freaked out by yesterday.
I woke up yesterday and, quite abruptly, the vision in one of my eyes was a bit blurred. It’s glaucoma caused by diabetes. I’ve talked to specialists about this, and, as regards prevention, the unanimous opinion is “control your blood sugar”.
The thing is, I do control my sugar. At least, I do since the stroke. And things had been goig so well. There was never any hope of “improvement”, but certainly of halting the decline.
So I woke up yesterday and this had happened. There was no pain involved, but as you can imagine, it freaked me out.
Out of that eye, I can still “see” things in a macroscopic sense, I can still see everything around me, it’s just a bit blurred, but I lose things like writing – and the computer screen. With both eyes, I can still read e.g. WordPress, but I have upped the magnification from 120% (because my eyes weren’t brilliant anyway) to the next level up, 133%. With that, I can read things like the editor, but not so much people’s comments. For other people’s posts, I always found it easier to listen anyway, but that doesn’t work for comments. And, well, this post looks okay, doesn’t it?
So there we are.
i guess this fits Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 26 December 2020, abrupt.