You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

I scratched my cornea and other parts of my left eye over a week ago, and I’ve been home with my eyes shut 98% of the time since last Monday trying to get the left eye healed.  I can’t watch TV, use the computer or read.  Sitting around without looking at things is very enlightening about how important sight is to my life.  I totally crave doing little things I completely took for granted before.  I can see out of my right eye, but it makes my left eye move, which hurts.  My eye is hurting, so I need to stop writing and go back to resting it. 

JWH – 4/11/9

7 thoughts on “You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone”

    1. That’s my favorite Twilight Episode. Normally a week off from work means tons of reading, but not this week. Luckily I had the new audio book production of Dune to keep my occupied.

  1. I can imagine how horrible it must feel. I had chorioretinal inflammation about a year back, it hurt me to even look at things for two weeks.

    I hope your eye gets better soon and you can get back to reading, blogging, and all the other things you love to do.

    Triinu

  2. Oh man, I have been there and I feel your pain. I am so sorry that you are going through that and hope you heal very, very quickly! It works out well that you are someone who listens to a lot of books on audio. I hope you have some in the wings for this time of visual media blackout!

  3. James, I’m sorry to hear about your eyes and the difficulties that you’ve been having. I hope for you a speedy recovery and I’m really glad it’s not permanent. it must’ve been scary and disorienting, especially since the written word is such a powerful thing for people who love to read. wow, it’s hard for me to imagine being without sight and I don’t really want to try.
    Be well and try to be patient while you’re healing — all my best
    lauralie

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