01-14-2016, 07:09 AM
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts might be limited for a bit.
First off, I'm okay, the problem is minor, just a tad spooky.
A few days ago I started seeing minor sparks in the corner of my left eye, and then swirls of octopus ink. It would clear in minutes. Then yesterday it got a lot worse.
Since my eye doctor is only a few blocks from my house, I drove over and he graciously saw me. At least the guy has a sense of humor.
After the eye drops and few agonizing minutes of dead silence, he informed me that I popped a blood vessel in my eye. Worst case, I might have a minor tear in my retina, which sounds serious but can be readily repaired with a laser.
I had kicked up my weights and it has been cold. With 'age' now a factor, that's all it takes.
Just to be on the safe side, I have an appointment this morning at his main office where a more detailed examination will be conducted and where the laser is located.
I can type, although I'm making a lot of corrections, and who knows what I will be able to do if there's some transient scarring from healing. I'm not planning on posting a lot and certainly I will not be polishing.
My only complaint is this. Most of us are proud redneck guys who haven't backed down from anything since grade-school. But I must confess a very unsettling trepidation that seems to be much larger than the real issue. I felt cold and detached during the mall shooting, but very uneasy when the exam's bright lights showed me blood inside my eye!
Yikes, 65 years old and I get spooked by a drop of blood smaller than the head of a pin...
...No matter where you are it's enemy territory...