Monday, December 5, 2011
The "eye's" have it...
I read somewhere, online, that strongly nearsighted people have weak retinas. Who knew?? Supposedly it affects about 1 in 10,000 people.
Surgery will go ahead tomorrow morning, and by tomorrow evening everything will be done.
For a detached retina, it was good news as it was still partially attached. Still it's disconcerting, uncomfortable and serious. Big deal to make sure you keep your sight!
And the recovery time will again be six weeks with no airplane travel due to the gas bubble placed in to reattach the retina.
As Pooh says, "Oh Bother."
The good news is that there are some medical aids available, that we didn't know about the last time, so hopefully, it will be less of an annoyance, (and strain on the neck!) and the recovery will pass a bit less slowly.
Meanwhile, the "girls" and I have been taking long walks in the rain.
It would seem that whenever I plan to go for a walk with the dogs, the sky opens up just when I'm at the furthest point from the house. (ha-ha, the gods of weather apparently have a sense of humor.) The dogs don't really mind getting wet. I, however, really mind going back into the house with a couple of wet smelly dogs! (tomorrow is dog towel washing day.)
I made a quiche for lunch, today. My best friend (and masseuse!) stopped by to give my frozen shoulder a work out. ouch.
But back to the quiche: It was a pretty standard one, with bacon, onions and cheese, but I added mushrooms because T wasn't here. I rarely add them to food, as he doesn't care for them.
I had the end cut crusts from a couple of pies I made last week and gathered them together to make a sort of franken-crust. It turned out pretty good- still light and flaky if a tad misshapen. (I gave my friend a "doggie bag" of half the quiche, so that she and her mother could have it for dinner tonight.)
Tomorrow I'm thinking about making Pease Pudding after watching a program on how to make it last night. Everyone was so enjoying it, I figured I'd give it a whirl. I'll try and take some pics and do a post on how I made it.
Meanwhile, it's good evening from Corfu!