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Day 90. ‘Stigmata!!!!!!!!’
Today was bite the bullet day. I’ve been having eyesight problems ever since Adi (brain tumour) became an issue. I’d been hoping with his extraction things would kinda right themselves, alas it hasn’t worked out that way. So down I pop to the optometrist this morning for my first ever eye test. I have to say it was relatively painless and drama free……………almost!!!! After going through the routine tests, my friendly eye doctor breaks the news. “Well, it seems you have a stigmata.” I swear that’s how it sounded and never one to lose an opportunity, I immediately held up the palms of my hands and exclaimed, “no I don’t!”… She looked at me nonplussed for a moment, then smiled as she grasped the religious read. “Astigmatism,” she reiterated more deliberately this time. In a nutshell, my eyes are a bit squiffed. Light makes everything a bit of a blur, which has made being onstage in particular akin to being bombarded with disco ball shrapnel. A few more tests and different lenses put in place she asks me, “how’s that?” To which I truthfully respond, ” perfect. Thanks. Good to go.”
One more test. Could I just stand up and walk around the room a little. Easy peasy no worries. As I stood up, the ground came rushing up with me at an alarming rate, I staggered a few steps forward and very quickly lost my breakfast. Motion sickness has been a constant companion for as long as I can remember and it doesn’t take a lot to set me off. I still haven’t seen Avatar, or the Bourne Identity, or numerous other films all the way through :-). Bouncy bouncy…….argggggggggggggggg! Ms Optom looking somewhat startled squeaked…” well, that was unexpected.” Hastily removing the glasses and a quick tidy up, it was decided to downgrade my prescription a little to give me time to adjust. I’ll need to go back in a few months once I have my sea legs and get the grown-up version. Like all good Whovian fans, I did ask for the David Tennant model, no luck this time. 🙂
Thanks for listening!
(Really wanted these, a lot cheaper but useless. 🙂 )