Explains A lot ….. Doctor My Eyes

So, I’ve just returned from the eye doc ….. and I’ve an explanation for my eye difficulties.  And, explains some other things.  Usually my response to adversity is to try harder.  Yes, I’m one of the guys who will bloody himself going through a wall rather than go around, if I believe the best path is where the wall happens to be.  Oddly, trying harder doesn’t fix visual acuity.  As it turns out, I’ve developed cataracts in both eyes.  The worse being in my good one.  My left eye never was very good.  Doc says I should have surgery tomorrow. 

Meanwhile, for today, doc put a bunch of crap in my eyes, and now I’m seeing even worse than usual.  The bad news is I’ve just started a job. ….. funny stuff, it requires good visual acuity, so they hired the blind guy!  😀  So, I’ll have to discuss with them what and when …. etc.  I think they’ll be very understanding and cooperative. My work, so far, I think has been pretty good.  People can compensate if need be. 

The good news is that the way the doc is talking, after the surgeries, I should be able to see better than I have for years!!  I’m very excited!  I had nearly resigned myself to ever diminishing eyesight.  Heck, I may even pick up a cue stick again!!!  Putting hook on the end of my line might not be such a frustrating experience anymore!!!  But, best of all, I may be able to start blogging like I wanted. 

As mentioned, for today, my vision isn’t even as good has the horrible vision I usually have so, I’ve decided that I’m not going to bang up against that wall tonight.  I may write a couple of posts, or I may indulge in daydreaming about seeing properly, again!

I don’t like writing about personal crap, but, many readers I’ve come to know as friends, and I thought I should let people know what’s going on.  

In the meantime for your listening pleasure …..



And because I like Jackson Browne


Did you know he used to play with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band?  I had no idea.  I’ve always liked both, but, Browne’s style is so different. 

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34 Responses to Explains A lot ….. Doctor My Eyes

  1. leftinflagstaff says:

    Best of luck with the surgery.

    A completely different situation, but I did the LASIK thing a year or so ago…first time in my life that I don’t need corrective lenses.

  2. Latitude says:

    I figured!….ok, now for the good news!
    You will see better!…and the whole thing is low impact

  3. copernicus34 says:

    I guess we here will give you a few days off from posting, but don’t like it 🙂

    • suyts says:

      I won’t like it either. I don’t know exactly when I’ll be getting them done. I’m just relieved that I’ll be able to post….. or at least I believe I’ll be able to post/run this blog, like I want to ,and not how my vision confines me today. As it turns out, I like doing this! I was concerned that I might have to stop altogether.

  4. Jim Masterson says:


    I wish you every luck with the surgery. Here’s hoping for clearer days ahead.


  5. Me says:

    Get her done, you’ll be happier after, My oldman had the same problem, and couldn’t stop talking about how good everything looks to him after the laser surgery.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Great to hear James. Much better than glaucoma at least. Best wishes!

    • suyts says:

      It certainly is!!! It sounds strange, but, yea!!! I’ve got cataracts!!!

      I’ve gotta call it a night, but, I’ll sleep with visions of vision dancing in my head!!!

      • cdquarles says:

        I have them as well. Mine are the result of prednisone added to family history. Cataracts are much less of a scare than some other possibilities.

  7. DirkH says:

    Great that you finally managed to go to the doc, and that it’s treatable. Good Luck!

  8. philjourdan says:

    Like Leftin, I had Lasik 10 years ago. I always wore coke bottle bottoms until then. Things were great! But I have noticed over the past year things not so great. I suspect I may need something similar to what you are getting. I guess I should go back to the eye doc (I have not seen one in 10 years).

    But on the positive side, while adversity strikes, be heartened by the fact that at this time in history, your problem is easily correctable (as recently as my grandmother, it was a dicey proposition).

    With any luck I even may be able to catch up on my comments!

    Good luck and let us know about the outcome. A guide dog is NOT in your future! 😉

  9. G. Watkins says:

    Best of luck. Cataract surgery is usually very successful with low complication rate.
    Hurry back after a short rest.

  10. kim2ooo says:

    I have you, and your Doctor. in my prayers.

    I’m happy you have some answers. 🙂

  11. Lars P. says:

    Hey James, best of luck with the surgery! Take care!

  12. HankH says:

    I hope all goes well with your surgery and your eyes heal up real quick. You’re in our prayers.

    Been super busy on this end when a new product rollout, close out of a study we want to publish, and starting up two more. I still read and comment occasionally but not as much as I want to. I’ll be around more often as soon as my work overload lightens up in a week or two. Anyway, get those eyes fixed and get all healed up!


  13. Me says:

    So I take it James had it done and will be off for a bit, Take care and look after yourself, and I can’t wait to see you back! All the best and CHEERS!

    • suyts says:

      Sorry Me, I just took a couple of unplanned days …. no, haven’t got the surgery, yet. Wheels turn slow for me, sometimes. In the meantime, I’ll try to struggle through and continue bring interesting info and perspectives.

  14. J Sue says:

    Hey James, sorry I am just reading this! But I am elated that your vision will improve so greatly. Does Mom know????

    • suyts says:

      Yes … sorry, I figured she would have passed this on to everyone. I’m elated, as well. Sadly, new job is being a little prickish about it.

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