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New Eyes

Broken Glasses
Broken Glasses by gelle.dk

Hey guys,

I can finally see again! For the last little while it’s been difficult to see the difference between . and .. The double vision has been driving me nutty. My only salvation at work has been the red squiggly line flagging bad spelling. I couldn’t take a month off, though that’s how long it’s taken to get to this point after eye surgery.

It’s been a good break. The first week after the surgery, I watched no TV, was banned from checking my phone, or turning on the computer. It drove me a bit crazy the first two days, but then I started enjoying the peacefulness. I’d been pretty stressed out before that point, and I really needed the break. Enforced rest will do that to you. Zen. Meditation. Naps. Quiet.

It has been frustrating too. There was one point where I got lost in an Ikea and cried, because I was too blind to see more than a few feet, and was afraid I’d crash into some glassware, or not be able to find E again. I felt like a misplaced child. I texted him from the corner: “Find me near the hotdogs!” I also ended up buying a vase that I could swear was green, but turned out to be yellow.

Still, it was a relief to be able to let my mind wander again, to have time for daydreams. I feel a lot more like myself than I have in a while, and I’d like to hang on to that feeling, this peacefulness. The days feel so much longer when there’s not a constant stream of information blasting at you. I can manage it, I think. I don’t miss the TV. I do miss you all though.

I’ll catch up with you soon.

-Theresa

12 Comments

  1. Aww (but also lol?) at the IKEA story. I hope you can see how it’s kind of funny in retrospect. (I assume yes, since you wrote about it.)

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. You’ve been missed!

    By the way, was this elective or essential eye surgery? Was it Lasik? I’m always wondering if I should do Lasik someday…

    1. T. S. Bazelli Author

      Oh it was funny! Though at the time I was genuinely anxious and lost hehe. And thank you.

      It was Lasik (or specifically PRK which has a longer recovery time). Email me if you want details. 🙂

  2. I’m glad it all worked out, and yes, an enforced break can have real benefits. But if you’re not supposed to be on the computer, how did you write the blog post?

    (I’d look stern, but I don’t think there’s an emoticon for that. 🙂 )

  3. Aw! I’m glad the eyes are all sorted out now. 😀 Glad you’re feeling better, too.

    I pretty much know our IKEA store backwards & forwards, lol, but it’s crazy how easy it is to start feeling overwhelmed when shopping there… Compound that with getting lost & I’d probably cry, too!

    But yes, thank God for those squiggly red lines… 😉

  4. Damn, TS, I wish we lived closer to each other. I would totally go hang out in an Ikea with you and play seeing-eye-dog. Thank goodness you’ve begun to recover post-surgery, and I hope your eyes treat you better from here on out. Take care of yourself!

  5. I work in the optical industry, and I know that when people are surveyed, losing their sight is their #1 fear. They’d rather lose a leg or an arm.

    I’m glad you’re doing better!

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