I’m back! Had family visiting for three weeks, moved to the country, and finally feeling settled!
I wore my glasses much more than I would have liked for about a month and a half. In Dec. and Jan. I had to drive a lot (wore -6’s frequently due to bad roads or driving at night), got in the habit of wearing them and it turned into me wearing my glasses (-5’s or -6’s) almost all day!! Agh, it was frustrating. But that’s not a problem anymore because — YESTERDAY I THREW AWAY ALL OF MY GLASSES!!! Every pair I’ve been using for the last year.
I still haven’t put up my Snellen chart at my new home, but am seeing well enough to type and read my text on the computer from at least a foot away — I think this indicates that my eyes are getting back to the improvement I had before I fell into the glasses trap in Dec/Jan. I’ve been having tons of clear flashes since I threw away my glasses. It’s been quite an interesting feeling already just this last 24 hours… sometimes I’m doing something and think “oh, I need my glasses” then I realize, “oh right, I threw them away” — and you know what? I make do just fine. I’m sure there will be hardships along the way, but I can’t have my glasses around anymore — they’re driving me nuts. I won’t be able to drive so I still haven’t figured out how that will work, but I’ll figure it out. Maybe I’ll start being more creative about my transportation. Would be good exercise as I now live about 15 miles out of town… Yikes! Sometimes I wonder what the heck I’m doing, but I just KNOW it’s going to work out OK. What can it hurt right?
So literally, I am without any sort of visual aid. It’s just me and my eyeballs now… I think this will be interesting. If my vision doesn’t heal quickly all I can gaurantee is that I will have many stories of what it’s like to navigate through my life without my “crutches” anymore. I will no longer have my “emergency” glasses to bail me out. I’m sure there will be many inconvenient and strange situations. How do I explain to normal people why I can’t see something? In this day people all can see, you just assume that unless someone is blind they can see — oh well.
Thanks to everyone who has continued to post comments while I’ve been away. I will be trying to get caught up, though it may take me a little while. I hope everyone is doing well, those who comment on my blog regularly have remained in my thoughts and have been the motivation for coming back to continue blogging about my vision improvement.