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It's all a blur to me now
I went to the optician today. He is ‘seriously concerned’ over the deterioration in my eyesight since my last test, particularly in my right eye, and I have to go back for a further set of tests.

This evening I went to a performance by Milton Jones. Normally I would have said ‘I went to see Milton Jones perform’ but tonight that wasn’t strictly the case. I’m taking my wife’s and my daughter’s word for it that the blurred figure on the stage, who certainly sounded remarkably like Milton Jones, really was that talented comedian. The tickets were a birthday present from my daughter and it was a very good present. I enjoyed the performance a lot. Milton Jones was extremely funny.

The supporting act, one Hal Cruttenden, …wasn’t. If you ever get the chance to go to see him – don’t take it. Have a tooth extracted instead. You’ll enjoy it a lot more.

Before going to the theatre we ate out, using money given to me as a birthday present by my mother-in-law, at a restaurant in Douglas called Harbour Lights. I had battered cod and chips and the portion was massive. In fact I think I’d seen the cod before – on TV, starring in one of those SyFy Channel original movies, as a genetically-modified monster being hunted by Tiffany and/or Debbie Gibson whilst battling against Crocosaurus and/or MegaPython. I couldn’t eat it all – but I can think myself lucky that it didn’t eat me.

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slaymesoftly From: slaymesoftly Date: October 18th, 2012 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Scary stuff about your eyesight. I hope the further tests don't show any serious or unfixable problems.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: October 18th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)
My S.O. has had very good result slowing his macular degeneration with the AREDS formular and 20,000 units onf lutein. It's a good combo for general eye health, too.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll see what the optician says after he's given me a further examination with eye-drops to widen my pupils.
spiced_wine From: spiced_wine Date: October 18th, 2012 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I am very sorry about your eyes; my mother had a test a few years back which showed quite severe macular degeneration (if that is what is causing it) but then read about some supplements that included high doses of fish oil, and two years later, the degeneration had completely stopped. I do hope that yours can be improved, Speaker.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ellynn_ithilwen From: ellynn_ithilwen Date: October 18th, 2012 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Can glasses help you?
I'm not a big fan of fish in general. As for the cod, I ate a pate (is that how it's called?) made of it and it was good. ;)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've worn glasses for 54 years; it's my vision with glasses that is deteriorating by more than seems natural to the optician.

It's pâté. Pate (without the accents) is the top of a human head.
sueworld2003 From: sueworld2003 Date: October 18th, 2012 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry to hear about your eyes, but at least they're on the case now and hopefully they're get to the root of whats wrong and maybe be able to do something?

Glad you had a decent night out though, despite the other crap comedian\s contribution. *g*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
petzipellepingo From: petzipellepingo Date: October 18th, 2012 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Sending along good vibes for that eye. They can do a lot today with lasers and other treatments.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
kazzy_cee From: kazzy_cee Date: October 18th, 2012 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope the eye problems are fixable (or manageable). Fish and chips sound like my husbands ideal portion!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

The fish and chips was excellent; although, as I heard a diner at a nearby table say to the waitress, it would have been better if I'd been three people. There was enough to feed three normal people or half an American.
kathyh From: kathyh Date: October 18th, 2012 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Best of luck with the eye problems. I hope it's something that can be sorted out easily.

Mmm...fish and chips, though maybe not a portion that big.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ffutures From: ffutures Date: October 18th, 2012 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Very sorry to hear about your eye problem - hopefully you're looking at a reasonably stable change, not a continuing deterioration. There's a LOT that they can do now, so don't get too anxious, it really doesn't help.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've already been through the anxiety a few years ago when they thought they detected signs of glaucoma - later ruled out, and I passed the glaucoma test this time too.
cat63 From: cat63 Date: October 18th, 2012 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to hear about the eyes - I hope they can do something useful about it.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
shapinglight From: shapinglight Date: October 18th, 2012 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Hoorah for Milton Jones and the giant cod. Rather less hoorah for the eye news. I hope they get to the bottom of the problem and start treatment asap.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ljs From: ljs Date: October 18th, 2012 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Good thoughts for the test results, Speaker.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
cordykitten From: cordykitten Date: October 18th, 2012 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Get well (regarding the eyes). Hope that's something a doctor can fix again.
Definitely get back for more test, the sooner the better (I think)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! The next test will be on 31st October - fitting them in is difficult for me, as a night shift worker, because I can't get time off work to go - because I'm not at work when the appointments would be - but if it's a work day I can't go during times when I need to be asleep.
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: October 18th, 2012 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope that your eye problem can be easily treated.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 18th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
magnuskn From: magnuskn Date: October 19th, 2012 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Bloody hell, I hope things turn out well for you. Eyesight is about the sense I'd be most terrified of losing.

Edited at 2012-10-19 08:14 am (UTC)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2012 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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