Terlingua Dreams

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

What a long month this has been...

I am so glad March 2013 is almost over and done with.  I don't know why it seemed to last an eternity.     One thing for sure I am glad I made it to Houston and removed that mailbox so those darn kids can go beat up on another one.

Since this blog also doubles as my Cyber Journal needed to document that I finally figured out it was not a hair, a mosquito, a spider, or a cotton ball fiber I was seeing out the corner of my right eye.  My long drive to Houston confirmed that I officially have a "floater" for lack of a better term.

I never thought I would have this so early on when my parents did not develop cataracts till their seventies...but what can I do? ...such is life :-(

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

10 comments:

  1. Floaters and cataracts have nothing to do with each other. So you may still be ok for cataracts for another forty years.

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    1. That is good to know Barney...I do not know how I came to that assumption!

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  2. I had little black floaters way back when I was a young teen. Look like knats. After cataract surgery I see something like a shadow in the corner sometimes. Was told it was the edge of my transplant.

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    1. For some reason I assumed floaters were pre-cataracts because that is how my parents cataracts began or at least how they described them to me.

      Glad to know age has nothing to do with it. However if I had to pay good money and still see the edge of my transplant...I would not be too pleased!

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  3. I always had bad eyes, started wearin glasses at 11 (hey 4 eyes!) Very nearsighted, and it got worser over the years (coke bottle glasses) Then they came out with the plastic lenses, then the thinner ones and I hung in with it, then it was bifocals, but I was always blind w/o my specs. About 5 or 6 yrs ago started noticing the lites at nite would swell up and down plus it was a lot harder to see at nite, yeppers it was cataracts in both eyes, one a lot worse than the other. So 2 1/2 yrs ago at age 60 had the lasik lens replacement surgery, doc cut me a deal so I could afford it and I wake up every day thankful for it. My distance and outside vision is great, I gotta use reading glasses to see the newspaper, magazines, etc but I can sure live with that. When I go back for checkups I'm always the youngest person in there but hey thats just the way it worked out.

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    1. Hi Redmike!

      Good to hear Lasik surgery improved your vision like it has for some of my friends.

      I have Keratoconus and could not be a candidate for Lasik surgery.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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  4. Ms. B...Have had floaters since I can remember. Vision as a young man, was 20/15... Now @ 66, it is best for me to have 1.50 readers... Am not sure floaters and cataracts are correlated..Sure do enjoy your blog!

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    1. Hello Old RB :)

      I am getting a lesson on floaters tonight as it seems I had an incorrect idea of what they were and glad to know that cataracts and floaters do not have anything to do with each other.

      Thank you for dropping by and straightening me out!

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  5. I'm 50 but I've had floaters for I guess the last decade...or more. Most of the time I ignore it but sometimes, I think that there is a fly or mosquito flying by and I swat at it...only to discover that it was a floater. LOL It really doesn't bother me that much I just take it in stride along with everything else in life that I can't do anything about. At least I'm able to get up and get around fairly quickly. There's a lot of folks that can't. I say that now...until I have to swat another pesky fly.

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    1. Lol Charlton...glad to hear I am not the only one swatting at imaginary flies and mosquitos...:D

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