I had three visits in town last week - my GP, my neurosurgeon's office and my eye doctor. My GP assumes the culprit behind the black-out was the blood pressure medicine. I'm to manage my BP with diet and exercise, and with the little bit of weight I've lost since the accident, it's starting to come into line. Time is passing slowly; the surgery will be three weeks ago on Wednesday night.
It was coincidentally my annual eye exam and I didn't want to put it off since my vision has changed since the fall. I can't see out of the right eye using my eye glasses and I use them to drive at night. For daytime I wear a distance contact lens in my right eye and he kept asking me if I were wearing one for the exam. It appears that my fall knocked the conical shape out of my right eye and I can see distance without correction. He doesn't want me to wear a close-up lens in the left eye while I'm healing so we stopped at Costco and I bought a three-pack of readers. I have reading glasses everywhere!
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The dogs still don't know what to do with her, but I'm thrilled to have her presence. She sleeps with me on the recliner every night. All I have to do is put my hand on her and she resumes purring.