My cataract surgery is scheduled for two weeks from today. It can’t come soon enough. Today, my eyes bothered me all day. I had forms to fill out and email to deal with and I could barely bring anything into focus. By noon I had a splitting headache. My eyes were tired and burning and watering. I took my contacts our as soon as I got home from work, but even that did not help. All I could think of to do was to close my eyes.
I have to learn how to rest my eyes without falling asleep. I tried to listen to music with my eyes closed, but I fell asleep within a few minutes of closing my eyes. Some time with my eyes closed helped a little bit, but I still have a headache and my eyes are still so tired.
Tonight John and I are cuddled up with our three dogs and our cat. It is comforting to have my little animals around me. Tonight’s post is going to be short. I don’t want to stare at my computer screen for too long. I want to wake up tomorrow with my eyes rested, so that I don’t have another day like today. The best way for me to stay positive is to look forward. I will have my surgery and hope that it improves my vision. I am so blessed to have additional options. If my vision does not improve significantly, I will make an appointment for a new low vision evaluation. I am sure that there will be some advice they can give me to be able to do my job without straining my eyes.
The future is bright. I have a lot of hope. For tonight, I am going to keep this short and go rest my eyes. Tomorrow will be a great day.