Monthly Archives: November 2006

Perspective

It seems that I don’t ever take the time to post anymore. I’m sitting here on the floor in this hallway of a hotel in Indianapolis typing this because I’m bored out of my mind, and Bob is asleep already in the hotel room. Since I’m not tired, I’m out here.

[Hallway]

I’m down here for my buddy Andre’s wedding. It rained like crazy coming down here, and there were some wind gusts that probably could have blown me off the road if I wasn’t paying attention. Good thing I got the new wipers on my car the other day…

Now onto news… First off, I came up with names for my cats. I liked my dad’s suggestion of Marshall for the black cat, since he’s always sleeping up on my Marshall 4×12 speaker cabinet. Running with the cool guitar equipment names, I called the gray cat Mesa, in honor of Mesa amplification. Now I have to get used to calling the cats by those names.

I also had a follow-up appointment with Dr. Doshi on Wednesday. He said everything was looking good, and my vision tests showed I was seeing a “fuzzy 20/20” with my righteye, which is pretty damned good. I guess that equates to being able to see the 20/20 line with significant effort, as opposed to seeing it at a quick glance. I don’t ever remember seeing 20/20 with my right eye even before the problems started occuring, so that’s something to be happy about. In a related note, I was able to get a pretty good sampling of night-time driving this evening with the associated headlight glare. It still gives me problems, but it doesn’t seem to be as bad as it was.

The Cat’s Meow

Yep, I’ve defintely been rather lax on the posting front. First (and fastest to type) is some eye news. It is definitely somewhat better, but keying on how much better is difficult. I’m not seeing as much glare as before, and I’m starting to see more of the general debris that floats around in there as a result of the Coats’ Disease. I take that is a good sign that the fog is thinning, but it kinda sucks that all of the crap is still floating around in there.

Second up is something more fun, cuddly, and lovable. As of a week ago, I’m now the proud owner of two cats. The were given to me by a coworker, Jay, and they’re some of the coolest cats I’ve ever been around. Most cats are tempremental, grumpy, or just downright mean, but these two are outgoing, friendly, and affectionate. I’ve yet to give them names, but I figure I should do it soon.

Bzzzzt

For those that are curious, the laser procedure today went off without a hitch. It was actually very short (around five minutes), but I had to wait a good half hour to fourty-five minutes before hand while the dilation drops did their thing, and around twenty minutes afterward so they could take a pressure reading. Oh well. I suppose I can’t complain – there was no need for anesthetic, needles, or steroids. I do have a prescription for anti-inflammatory drops though. But, of course, they had to prescribe something new. I’ve got like 5 bottles of leftover drops from previous procedures that probably could have served some purpose, but no! New prescription for me.

Dr. Doshi says that I should start noticing gradual improvement over the next few days. I haven’t noticed anything yet, but it’s probably something that I won’t consciously see until I do before and after type comparisons. Hopefully the improvements don’t take their time.