3/14/2011

And More Rest


Sorry I have been quiet again. I've been very tired. I haven't really wanted to do anything lately. Every morning I get up and I just feel too tired to do anything. I go to my PT appointments, come home, clean a bit, cook a bit and maybe dye a bit but I haven't sewn a thing.
I thought I was just exhausted from lack of sleep. My hip bothers me every night and so my sleep is little. Today though, I found out that I have another reason for feeling reluctant to do any close up work. I went to the eye doctor. I have noticed an area in my vision where everything was blurred. It is very similar to when you get a spot in front of your eye from a flash bulb, except it never goes away. She did a lot of tests on me and discovered a few disturbing things. First off, I have a pocket of water behind my retina in my right eye. This is what is causing the strange spot in my vision. It's like when a movie screen would have a bulge on the surface. Everything reflecting on that area is blurred. Problem is..it's right in the middle of my eye. I cant see anything clearly up close with it. Secondly, and this one took me completely by surprise, my left eye has a weak area, she is very concerned that it will cause retinal detatchment. So I am to have eye surgery. She says the water pocket is often caused by fatigue and also cortisone in someone as young as me. Seeing as I have had no sleep and I also have had cortisone injections recently I think she might be onto something. So as of today I am stepping back for awhile. I go back on Wednesday for tests and possibly surgery. I will be resting till then and possibly for awhile afterwards. I am not sure how long I will feel like this. The doctor says that treatment on the pocket is usual held off in hopes it will resolve on it's own. I am thankful that this is not more serious and I plan on following any orders my doctor gives me to the letter. My sight is to precious to me to mess this up. I hope to be seeing for a long time in the future!
In the meantime, I will give you a peek at a few of the things coming from my dye pot. Thankfully I can still dye without straining my eyes!

Rainbow Silk Embroidery Thread

Cotton Lace Trim

4 comments on "And More Rest"
  1. I hope you are feeling better soon!

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  2. Best wishes -- won't write much more. Rest your eyes!

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  3. Hang in there, my dear *hugs*

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  4. Oh Diane, I wondered why I hadn't seen any tweets lately. I wonder when you are going to have surgery. I will keep you in my thoughts, as always. I love your new dying projects! Wish I could type this bigger. Hopefully someone can read it to you. Feel free, when you can to email me. suehemann at gmail dot com

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