Monday, November 9, 2015

Unfurling the White Flag

Well, I am back to being functionally blind again.  As some know, the monitor to our main computer died around two weeks ago, which kept my online activities to a minimum because of my eyesight still not being good enough to easily work on the computer in our living room.  Last Friday (November 6th) the 23” Vizio television we ordered on Amazon.com came, and I was able to get a lot of online stuff done.  We went with the small television set because it was $70 cheaper than what Dell wanted for a new monitor like our old one.

Anyway, all seemed to be going well, but when I got out of bed the next day, my eyesight was back to being like it was before I started receiving the Abastin shots to dry up the excessive blood and fluids collecting in the back of my eyes due to diabetic complications.  I do not know what may have went wrong.  For I have been faithfully taking my Lantus/insulin shots, and my blood sugar checks have all been under 170, with most being much closer to 100.  I am thinking that it may have something to do with my cataracts, but it won’t be until the 19th of this month before I see the eye doctor again.

Since this setback has taken all of the fun out of my online activities, I am unfurling the white flag of surrender for now.  No, I do not plan on it being permanent, but I really hate not knowing from one day to the next if I can visit your sites and really see what you have to offer.  Yes, I can use the magnifying tool to better see what is on the screen, but this is very disorienting to me.  Leaving comments is even more of a nightmare.  For I can barely see the keyboard.

All of the posts I have prescheduled for publication until the first of the year will be left in place, but I will not blame you for not commenting.  I will do my best to leave replies, and I really do appreciate the comments.  Nonetheless, fair is fair.  Oh, and I will keep trying to send out Sites To See and A Sunday Drive notices so that those so inclined will not think that I am trying to steal their stuff.  Sigh.

Be assured that I am very hopeful about getting get back into the swing of things much sooner than later.  Of course, even if my eyesight became 20/20, it would still not be quite like it has been for the last several years because of working on the new site and widget.  Alas, just when I think the path is clear to proceed, anther mountain springs up.

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14 comments:

  1. Sorry for your eye problems. Cataracts removed seemed miraculous to me. Now I see well w/o any help from specs. 170 is quite high. Eye rests I find imperative. I'll stick around until you are more well. Enjoying your storytelling. Writing talent you certainly have.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear byGeorge!!! I sure hope whatever is wrong is fixable. Yes, 170 is rather high by the current standards, but it was not all that long ago when 160 was considered borderline diabetic. Arlynda's sugar readings are often well over 250, and she is taking a lot more medicine than I am. Furthermore, her eyes checked out just fine back in September (I think). She had the cataract surgery 2-3 years ago, and her eyes came out better than they had been in years.

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  2. I hope everything is rectified for you soon, Jerry...you must be feeling very frustrated...take care. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Lee!!! Oh, frustration does not even start to describe how I feel looking upon all of things I want to make better for Arlynda and not being able to fix anything (not to mention my condition making things worse).

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  3. Jerry, you're in my prayers for a full recovery. Maybe someone's trying to get you to rest a bit? Lotsa love, and I'll be here when you return...

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Shadow!!! You are exactly right, and it is probably a good thing that I cannot write much in reply. For I could go on and on about how what our Heavenly Father has given me to say about Him truly being in FULL control of ALL happens should carry an enormous amount of weight because of how much suffering He has subjected me to. He keeps reminding me that it is hidden in plain sight to shame those who believe they do not need to look for anything else than what they think they already have, but I still wail about how unfairly I am being treated. Be assured that I am most thankful for His immeasurable grace.

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  4. isn't that the way things always goes. If it isn't one thing it's another

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  5. Jerry,
    I'm such a derelict commenter, but I want you to know I have come to really appreciate your posts and care about what happens to you in your life! All my best to you!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Penny!!! Be assured that I greatly appreciate the encouragement.

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  6. Can't you see the doctor sooner?????

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! I don't think so because my condition is not a matter of life or death, but I am not for sure. You see (Irony--huh?) my Medicaid status makes me practically a charity case, and if ,y current doctor decides that he does not want to treat me anymore, I don't know if there is another in this area who could and would. Of course, our Heavenly Father could fix me in an instant, but this is not what He wants to do at this time.

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  7. Jerry...I truly do hope that you can get this cleared up soon. My dad was diabetic and had bleeders as well so I understand. I really can't imagine not being able to see or just see clearly. I get nuts when I can't see 100% out of a rainy windshield!! Lol. Please take care of you and know I'm thinking of you.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Barb!!! Be assured that knowing that you and others care means so very much. I hope the doc has some good news this Thursday. For I sure don't enjoy feeling more useless than ever.

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