I don't usually post about personal problems but this post is an exception.
For the next few weeks you may notice that online presence fluctuates quite a lot. I may post less regularly - maybe not at all - on my own blog and not be able to comment on the blogs that I visit.
Something that you don't know about me is that I have very poor eyesight. I am exceptionally shortsighted. Without glasses or contact lenses my world looks like this.
I was prescribed glasses at primary school after somehow managing to cheat my way through early eye tests for several years. I hid my poor eyesight well and developed effective strategies for concealing the problem. I just did not want to wear glasses.
Then in my late teens I started to wear contact lenses which I have used since and which gave me natural vision.
Recently after a while the lenses have been uncomfortable as my eyes have become dry meaning that I can't wear my lenses 'full time'
The glasses that I have as back-up are very thick lenses and really don't give a very good vision as well as being very heavy to wear.
As a first step I have to wear glasses full time so they can diagnose an accurate prescription. This means that I have some difficulty reading and using the computer.
I don't know how long it will take to make the decision about whether surgery will go ahead and in the event that it does, how long it will be before I am allowed back at the computer. I am trying to schedule one or two posts just to keep you interested so you don't dessert me.
If I suddenly go quiet you will know why and I hope you will hang about until normal blogging is resumed.