Be careful what you wish for.
I was really looking forward to some time off. But not this way.
I was scheduled for an eye appointment on April 24th. The doctor found a tear in my retina. He sent me to another specialist for later that afternoon for laser surgery. That’s the good news. The bad news is I am forbidden to read and that includes music – anything – until he gives me the okay. So I had to bow out of rehearsals and even Sunday’s church service.
You may be wondering how I am doing this blog. My lovely wife, Eileen, is taking dictation.
This actually works out good for her since one of her new duties at work will soon include blogging for the library.
Stay tuned for up-dates on that. In the meantime, I am spending my time in a comfy chair, cat on my lap, listening to records or watching tv. Tv watching is okay because there is no tracking of the eyes as in reading. This figures because I’m not that fond of tv but I do like Netflix. So I guess I’ll be catching up on movies and documentaries. Life is still pretty good but I will miss reading and practicing. It’s a small price to pay if my eye heals completely.
PS from Eileen: Oh, no! Now I’ll have to do the laundry, grocery shopping, the bills…. ! Steve will have a hard time sitting still but I’ll do my best to keep him resting as much as possible.
Cool, eh? I just showed Eileen how to put a link on my blog. I read this article on my phone in the doctor’s office just before they told me I should not be reading anything. Ironically it’s about gathering information on breaking news on-line. It’s something I won’t be doing for quite a while.