Thursday, May 7, 2015

A detour on the way

Red Riding Hood has been on a detour to Grandmother's house~~~~~~
you see I have asked her to wait for me......
These past few weeks have been a little hard for me to see clearly. I have been having some blurred vision on and off and it became difficult to stitch on the linen. I am happy to say my hand stitching otherwise is not too affected, just the linen. So, Red will have to wait for me to visit with Grandma. I have only been able to add a stitch or three on any day. Even this typing is a little difficult. Yesterday I had an eye exam to rule out any serious issues. She put 3 different solution in each eye to dilate them fully. My eyes were still full dilated at 9 PM (from 1PM) last night and today burn terribly. Luckily I did not have to go to work today! In the meantime I will work on my crazy quilt pincushion as I can. I started a book, but that may prove to be a problem. Mr H thinks I should see am Ophthalmologist....right now I want the burning to cease. I put some drops in but they seem ineffective. The doctor said the left eye is becoming a dry eye...even though it tears often. Her suggestion is to take vitamins for the eyes (that she alone sells). My eyeglass prescription must be changed to increase the reading and decrease the distance....I wear trifocals. "As people of your age reach a certain time the eye lens begins to harden. You will find it difficult to drive at night with the new glasses..." so getting old has issues, like I don't know. Don't get me wrong here, I am not feeling sorry for myself, just sadden that my stitching is taking a backseat. It is my daily love as is reading. By the way...what do you think of my grandma doll? I have had her fro about 35 years! Thank you for sitting with me and listening...you are dear friends..... have a good day.

11 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I would definitely be getting a second opinion from an optician.
Your Grandma doll is so sweet and doesn't look that old. She has obviously been well looked after.

Vickie said...

I'm with Mr.H.
Your Grandma doll is fabulous.

KimM said...

I'm also with Mr. h. Get a second opinion.
P.S. Love your grandma doll...
love and hugs from Iowa
xxx

Debbie said...

Definitely go for a second opinion. It's so important for you to have as much dr input as possible.

On the days when linen/evenweave isn't my friend, I say thank goodness for aida!

Your grandma doll is wonderful!

take care.

rosey175 said...

What a lovely grandma doll!

I agree with Mr. H, too. Red flag warnings when a doctor starts trying to get you to buy things only they sell. Yuck.

Angela P said...

Please go to see another Dr. for a second opinion. I see a wonderful Optometrist and she diagnosed me with dry eye and the beginning stages of macular degeneration. She gave me samples of eye drops and vitamins and told me I can buy whatever brand I like but this is what she recommended. I can buy them at any drug store. I hope you are feeling better soon :)

Brigitte said...

I think your husband is right about getting a second opinion. I hope that meanwhiole the burning has ceased and that you can slowly get back to stitching and reading a bit more again.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh my Gracie...I didn't know about your eyes (as I have dropped off the face of the earth for a week or so due to all the activities going on in our house...) I understand how the eye issue is, having had eye surgery last year and unable to see well for about 1 month, it is debilitating. I will keep you in my prayers. Being that I am turning 45 this summer, I have begun to hold things about 6 feet from my eyes in order to see them HA HA HA! (that is an exaggeration but still...) Wishing you complete healing and an answer to your eye problems soon!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I agree Grace that you should be having a specialist look at your eyes. If you've struggling with reading would it be an option to have an e reader like a Kindle where you can set the print size to a level that you're comfortable with.

*Wisher* said...

hope your eyesight is much better now.. and I love your grandma doll.. is soooo cute.. :D

thegreytail said...

OH NO!! this is terrible!
I hope you're feeling better now from those nasty drops, and that your eyes are being more cooperative. I can't imagine the pain of not being able to stitch for longer than a couple of stitches.
perhaps you could take a break to let them rest and meanwhile listen to audiobooks rather than reading them, if you did so with your eyes closed you might actually rest your sight even more. who knows!
your Grandma doll is really sweet, what a treasure!