Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ignore This If You Don't Want To Read Personal Stuff

Over a year ago I was diagnosed with a cataract in one eye; it later turned out I had cataracts in both eyes. In the fall, surgery was advised; and for one reason and another, and one complication or another, the first surgery was yesterday.

So far, all is going extremely well; the eye itself is healthy; and I am already reading better.

Yes, during my Printz year of reading, my ability to read was significantly reduced by the cataract, even with reading glasses. I could not read as speedy as I had in the past; which, in some ways was a good thing, as it turned me into more of a marathon-reader, pacing myself, as opposed to a sprint-reader, going fast, fast, fast. In all honesty, because of the eye strain and eye stress, my reading dropped significantly after this past January. So, that explains the only handful of reviews and rants I've posted.

Fingers crossed, the eye will continue to heal, the vision will get better and better; and I'll find out more about glasses, etc., once both eyes are done. And you'll see an increase in reviews. And rants.

© Elizabeth Burns of A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy

15 comments:

MaryG said...

Glad to hear it went well.

Andrea -- Just One More Book!! Podcast said...

Hoping your recovery is smooth, quick and complete

Mary Ann Scheuer said...

Good luck, Liz, with your recovery. I had eye surgery for a detached retina 10 years ago, and eye surgery is definitely creepy. But recovery in the springtime is a great thing, with everything coming to life and growing. Best wishes.

ilefkowitz said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Eyes are scary when they don't work right. Especially for Librarians. Feel better.

Christine M said...

I'm glad it went well yesterday.

tanita davis said...

Oh, phew. Glad that went well. A year and a half ago, I was diagnosed with glaucoma... Gross Eye Stuff Sucks.

Bibliovore said...

Yikes! I hope your eye heals up quickly and there aren't any further problems.

Maureen

eisha said...

Dude, you're a trooper. I can't believe you did all that reading under those conditions. I share everyone's well-wishes for speedy recovery.

Liz B said...

thanks, everyone!

mary ann, as I'm sure you know, the more I hear about other people's surgery, the better I feel, so thank you! and yes, i'm happy to enjoy spring.

tanita, "gross eye stuff" is exactly what my 8 yo neice said as she both was drawn to staring at my eye and running away in horror. I think she's watched too much goosebumps; as well as star wars, as my saying "but it was lasers" just made her reaction worse.

BookMoot said...

The lasers really are amazing. Praying that things continue to go well for you. Thanks for sharing, all of us will face this at some point.

Ann said...

Ah, here is the answer to the question i asked a few minutes ago. Glad you're doing well. I learned only a year or so ago that we all get cataracts sooner or later. Guess in your case it was sooner! Yikes! Were the doctors surprised to find them in someone as youthful as you? So did you have a lens implant? I too am always interested/concerned about eye things...

Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac. said...
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MotherReader said...

Sending good healing energy your way. And looking forward to more reviews and rants!

Julie said...

So sorry to read about the cataract. I lost touch with you during your Printz year--the day after we had lunch at ALA in Phila, I learned I was pregnant! This is my Caldecott year, so baby girl and I are having a great time with picture books. Hope you are doing much better!

Andromeda Jazmon said...

Hope all is going well and you are enjoying spring beauty with both eyes wide open!

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