Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Galveston, Oh Galveston

Now where was I?

Oh yes, I had been talking about the changes in our lives. I stopped posting because I didn't want to be one of those bloggers who moan and whine about their health, their mothers-in-law, and their poor lot in life. Well, maybe I want to moan and whine about my mother-in-law a little. *smirk* I thought my life changed at 50, but at 60, it just fell apart. But I think we are mostly back on track and looking forward to the future, whatever that may be.

After four months of worrying that I would soon be blind, I had another retina tear. In my good eye. The one the doctor said had pigment around the thin spots that would protect them from tears. Guess he was wrong. So anyway, as soon as he told me I needed another surgery, I started crying and he asked why, since it wasn't a bad tear. So I asked him how many tears before the scars from them made me blind. He stepped back in surprise and said I wouldn't go blind from the tears, no matter how many, because they are on the outer edge of the retina. I had been holding this worry for so long that once the tears started, I couldn't turn them off. This doctor is good, but he isn't good at explaining what is going on. I could have used a lot more information at the beginning of this.

So anyway, I've been pulling myself out of the hole I was in, and we started getting the house ready to sell. Plus I had a trip planned with my girlfriends, and Hubby and I had planned a vacation right after that. Not much time for blogging with all that going on. Hubby probably wouldn't be too pleased to see me here typing right now instead of painting something, but I'm waiting for a phone call so I thought I'd make a quick post. Seems I can't do a quick post. But I'm going to end now because the microwave just beeped that my tv dinner is ready. Trying to eat everything in the freezer has been interesting, to say the least. I didn't even know there were tv dinners in there. I probably should have looked at the expiration date on this one. Looks like something .... yellow.

Here is the house we rented for our girlfriends' trip. About a block from the beach. And sunrise at the beach.

Linking to image-in-ing although I am anything but wordless today.


Sandee said...

Great news on the not going blind with any further tears. Very good news.

It's good to see a post from you. Looks like you had a great time with your gal pals. That's always fun.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Grandma K said...

Beautiful house! If we weren't headed west, I would say I would interrupt you!

Sorry about the tear, but have rejoiced at no blindness.

Have a great time - good luck with the house. said...

I am so glad to hear about your eye. Glad you went to a different doctor.
Kathleen Mary

allthingzsewn said...

Such good news Marti, PTL. What a beautiful place to stay, have a great time. You will need another vacation after you move 8-). If you told us where to, I have forgotten and that would be were? I had also forgotten what a good photographer you are. Beautiful sunrise ain't God great. My husband will probably use this in one of his paintings.
Shall I take you off the prayer list, that I don't forget(I write it down). Or are you still facing another surgery?

Kate said...

Glad that you finally got the information you needed from the doctor and that it's good news. Just WOW on the place in Galveston. It's a fun place to spend some time, though I hope it was earlier this year. It's a bit muggy in July. Thanks for taking time to post, I was wondering where you had gone off too.