When it comes to writing, I’ve always say I try to be honest with myself and with my readers. I remember saying in more than one interview that readers may not like me, but they will know me. That’s how I want it.
But there’s something happening in my life I haven’t written about or shared with you, my friends and readers. I’m going to change that right now.
Over the past several months, I’ve had a bit of an eyesight problem. To be even more honest, for the past several weeks, I have been declared legally blind.
. . . So that explains all the spelling mistakes here!
Tomorrow morning, I start resolving this problem. I have cataracts and I’m having surgery on my right eye—the worst eye—and then surgery on the left eye two weeks later. I’m saying all this assuming everything goes according to plan. You know happens when you assume.
In the coming weeks, I’ll talk about this more with you. It’s not something I’m ever going to dwell on but it’s not going to be a secret either. Going through this kind of shit is just a part of life. Writing about life is kind of what I do.
I feel lucky that I’ve been able to continue writing despite this problem. Having said that, writing “in the dark” has been difficult and I’m looking forward to making this process more normal again.
Yes, I know I’m rambling here, but what do you expect from a blind writer? Just joking around, folks.
Now with surgery tomorrow morning, I won’t be able to write a post. Later today, I’m going to write something else that I’ll post on Tuesday—that is if I can see. If all goes well, I’ll be letting you know how it went sometime on Wednesday.
Wish me luck and, no, that’s not my right eye in the photo. My eye is more beautiful but ripe. Ripe? Cataracts you know.
(Photo found on Google)