Saturday, March 12, 2011

Reading

I seem to do things in fits and spurts. I'll go all out on a splurge and clean until my nostrils burn from the scent of cleansers, or I'll read for days on end until one word blurs in to the next. That's where I am heading right now.
You have to love our local library. I, as of late, have been signing out anywhere between 5-8 books in about 1 to 1 1/2 weeks, and reading through them..devouring them, almost as if I was never going to read again. In some ways, deep down, I do believe this is my fear.
In January, with the skill of our local eye specialist, I received laser treatment to both eyes. When I mentioned this on my face book page, there were several *omg I so want to get my eyes done too* comments...it seems laser surgery to a lot of people implies "Lasik". Totally different, in my case. I have been blessed (yes sarcasm at it's best) with a progressively degenerative condition of retinal damage. At 44, I have *about 20 years* worth of surgical repair on my retina before the words "Well Mrs. Whitehead, I'm sorry to tell you, but you are now deemed legally blind". I have such respect for people who live, and work, and continue to have productive, fulfilling lives, when told these words. Can I be one of them? Time will tell. In the meantime..read, read, read.

1 comment:

  1. Think positively. There may be new breakthroughs that will buy more time. And I know you will face what you have to face with dignity. Our library has hundreds of audio books so you'll just read differently someday. We'll all get through our various trials together.

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