You may or may not remember the issues with my vision that sent me to my eye doctor a few weeks ago, where I was diagnosed with cataracts and sent to see an eye surgeon to get shit rolling for surgery this summer. Well, the appointment with the surgeon was this morning, and after a bunch of tests, it turns out I do NOT have cataracts but was suffering from a dry eye episode that was causing the blurred vision and light sensitivity.
I have no clue what caused the dry eyes (unknown spring allergies?), given that they never felt dry or itchy, however I had a feeling that cataracts may not have been the issue, given that in the three weeks since that appointment, my vision has gotten increasingly better; cataracts do not get better on their own.
“It’s been emotional.”
– Big Chris, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride for me over the past few weeks. I went from blurred vision and thinking I needed to have both eyes operated on in the coming month and dealing with all that comes with such an endeavor to seeing better, not knowing why, and being told to use eye drops to keep it from happening again. Eeesh!
As I write this, it’s been 3 hours since my appointment, and I am slowly waiting for my dilated pupils to return to normal so that I can get some shit done. In the meantime, I will just be happy to get back to my normal (enough) livin’ and a summer not ruined with eye surgery.