Friday, December 2, 2011
T is currently winging his way to Chicago to have his eye fixed in the US as opposed to here in Greece.
It seems he may have another detached retina. (ah genetics)
He had one in 2005, and had it taken care of in New Mexico, where I was at the time staying with my mother. T had his surgery the day before Christmas 2005.
It would seem he'll be having surgery again at the same time of year- just six years later- in his other eye. This time it will be in Michigan, and he'll stay with Oldest son and oldest grandson, in "all guy" splendor. It's hard that we'll be apart for this as most of all the big things that happen to us we somehow manage to share. Still I know he'll be in good hands, both with his doctors and with his sons to take care of him.
I'm staying back here, to hold down the fortress of solitude, better known as Villa Methavrio. The dogs, cats and I will be carousing and living a high life for the next several weeks, and as a bonus we'll be keeping better notes in the blog!
ON another note, I am really amazed at how easy and free Skype is. It's a shame it took me so long. With next to no effort, and no cost at all, I've managed to have several conversations with the Belgian family, (keeping updated on my cousins wife's surgery that took place the day before yesterday) and I just finished catching a quick update with my best friend while I lived in Turkey many years ago. She's a brilliant painter now, currently living in Florida, and it was delightful to chat for a few minutes, albeit just as I'm about to go to bed and she's all perky, awake and organizing a party for today...
The greatest drawback is that I'm all self conscious I feel I look horrible on the small screen, and I feel very awkward at seeing what I look like when I'm talking to people. You can see yourself in a small corner of the screen and note what you look like during the call, and if you have any spinach on your teeth... (note to self, give up spinach forever.) I find myself sitting up straighter and trying to make my hair look better, a hopeless task. Mostly it makes me wonder what I look like to other people, like when I go to the store or something. (I also don't recognize my voice!) This whole process is a sort of good news/bad news thing.
So that's it for today. The puppies are telling me it's time to turn off the computer. (they're SO bossy.)