Monday, August 4, 2014

How I'm Spending My Summer Breaks

I had cataract surgery on my right eye.

The improvement in vision in that eye, especially distance vision, is truly amazing. Images (including the street signs) are sharp instead of fuzzy. And colors are bright and clear instead of dulled.

It was so much fun, I'm going back a week from Wednesday (8/13) to have the other eye fixed.

Meanwhile, my eyes are not working well with each other nor are they helped much by my glasses. Prolonged anything, including reading, computer work, or TV, make me feel a little woozy.

I downloaded Overdrive to my laptop and learned how to check audiobooks out of the local library and download to listen. Thank goodness for that. Otherwise I'd be going bonkers. I'm listening to Insurgent now.

That's why you'll only see me showing up here with tiny posts until about August 18th when I expect to be back writing and posting lots and lots and lots.

I have a lovely guest blogger helping me out this Thursday. Eileen Goudge is well known for her women's fiction, but she's made the jump to mystery and to indie publishing and will tell us a little about what she's learned in the process.

What are you doing with your summer break?

7 comments:

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Glad the surgery went well. Hope the next one works as well. I'm mostly writing, reading and spending time with my daughter before she leaves for college soon.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope the next surgery goes just as well and you can see properly again!

Eileen Goudge said...

Your summer break should be titled "Them's the breaks." Poor you, but I'm relieved to know your eyes are improving. And I'm delighted to be a guest blogger on your post this week.

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - So sorry to hear you're feeling a little woozy, but I'm glad the first surgery went well. I wish you well with the second.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patricia - so glad the first eye surgery worked so well, you're happy to go back for your left eye ...

Take it easy and rest the sight .. I can 'see' listening to audio books is a great idea ...

All the very best ... cheers Hilary

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I bet it will be wonderful to see clearly again.

Mason Canyon said...

So glad your surgery went well and hope the second does just as good, if not better.