So, to clarify. Last summer my optician became worried about my optic nerves being enlarged and suspected Normal Pressure Glaucoma. curiouswombat helpfully brought me leaflets from the Glaucoma Society, which scared me rigid. I went to the opthalmic consultant on 30th June in a state of abject terror, but he said he believed I was okay. However I would have to have follow-up tests. One was a couple of months after the first test, and I was still fine, the second was 14th March. With that test looming I began to worry again. The thought of possibly being told to stop using Display Screen Equipment is terrifying to me. I work in front of a computer screen, I spend 90% of my leisure time in front of a computer. I would lose my livelihood and my hobby in one fell swoop.
However I was worrying about nothing. There has been no change at all since the last examination, my Visual Field Test was satisfactory, and he says I don't need to come back for any further checks unless the optician notices any changes in the future.
So that is why I had lost touch with my funny side, and why I'm feeling better now. Still not sure how soon I'm going to be returning to "Savage Beauty", I'm afraid. I do want to get back to the other stories.