post about what is happening with my eyes, I thought about adding this story about the frustrations of not being able to see well. Now I don't want to compare myself to people who are actually blind or have lost a significant amount of their vision. But still, without glasses, I was pretty much helpless.
Case in point: I was on a business trip, traveling alone. I spent the night in a motel room. In the morning, I couldn't find my glasses. I searched everywhere and could not locate them. Of course, it didn't help that I could barely see them. At home I would always put them in the exact same spot every night. But in this motel, I apparently just put them down in some random spot. I got in late, I was probably tired.
I was about to call the front desk for help ("Could you please send someone to my room to find my glasses?") when I remembered where I put them. But they weren't there. But "there" was right on the edge of a low dresser. I got on my hands and knees and looked under the furniture. And there they were. They had somehow fallen off the dresser and then bounced under it.
I was very relieved and I didn't lose a bunch of time so I wasn't late for my seminar (which is, I think, what I was there for). That wasn't long before I had LASIK and you can see why being able to open my eyes and see was such a revelation. That and I didn't need glasses.
The good news is, even though my vision now is not perfect, it is nothing like it was before LASIK. I can actually do most "life functions" without glasses. Glasses just make it less blurry. And driving sure is easier, now, too.