Yesterday I took care of the important half of the gypsy team, and today it is my turn.
I saw Dr. G. and he tells me my eyes are great! He also said there is no exercise I can do that would hurt my eyes, unless there is something that could hit me in the eye. Since I am not into those exercise machines with god knows what hanging all over them, nor have I taken up boxing, I think I’m ok for the jumping jacks. I told him I wanted to get in shape to do some long distance backpacking so he knows what I’m up to.
I left with an appointment for 6 months and a prescription for glasses, which I have already ordered at the Walmart near my house. I really like Walmart Vision Centers, and I got the best pair of glasses I ever had at the one a couple of miles from my current house. I’m hoping for the best, although I haven’t really been satisfied with glasses since I’ve had all my troubles with cataracts and cornea transplants. Maybe this time will be perfect, and at least I am hoping so.
I selected the frames and then discussed with the optician all the choices for lenses, keeping in mind what my insurance covers. I ended up with two options – one at $115 out of my pocket, and the other at $165 out of pocket which included transitions lenses with copper/brown lenses. It seems the brown costs more than the grey (which I have trouble seeing out of). I decided in the end to get the $115 option, but when I went to pay, it turns out that the insurance gave me some kind of extra discount and my payment was only $30! Dang, I would have gotten the transition lenses if I’d realized I would get an additional discount. I’m happy though, because my funds are looking pretty skimpy for such an adventurous trip, and I still need an oil change, prescription refills, etc. The cost of fuel has me very worried.
I’m down to one drop a day in each eye of the prednisone, and the sutures remain, one in each eye. In the end I decided that Dr. G. knows how I feel about the sutures, and if he thinks they should stay a while longer then I’m not going to argue with him. There have been few doctors I trust as much as I do this one, and I’m not going to second guess him. Maybe in six months …
It is a beautiful sunny day and my spirits are about as high as they can get.