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Friday, February 8, 2013

The Eyes Have It

Between the two of us, we have one pair of good eyes.  And between the two of us, we have one pair of bad eyes.  Unfortunately, as we just found out yesterday, the both of us have one of each.

I've been diagnosed with a cataract in my right eye and we're sitting here at our South Carolina "home" waiting for an appointment for me to see an ophthalmologist at the Veterans Administration (VA) hospital to determine when I can have the surgery to correct it.

Marti has had some blurry vision in her right eye also, so we got an appointment at a civilian ophthalmologist and low and behold, she too has a cataract, probably as a result of the laser surgery she had in October 2011.  She now has an appointment for the surgery scheduled on March 18th.

Me?  I have been trying to get in touch with the VA hospital to see when I have an appointment.  The VA medical staff has been nothing short of terrific in my other appointments so far, but the huge problem I've been having is I have no control over when an appointment is scheduled for me and I only get notified just about a week in advance.  There is a social worker assigned to me that I've been leaving messages on her voice mail to see about appointments, she has access to that information.  Now if she'd just call me back...

So it looks like we'll be staying here much longer than we planned, back to the "Semper Gumby"(Always Flexible)  routine.  We seeing our plans to visit Florida this winter slowly slipping away.



It's not the end of the world, health has to come first.  Besides, I want to see everything out there clearly.  After all, those Florida gators have big teeth and I wouldn't want to run across one that I didn't see. 



So we'll continue to find things to get into trouble with enjoy while we're here.  :c)

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

18 comments:

  1. Dang! Better there in South Carolina than in NJ with Nemo :)

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  2. That's just one of the reasons that we like FTing. Darn near everything is flexible.

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  3. Only one set of eyes are given so its better to take care of the issues sooner than later !!

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  4. Looks like we are all in the same boat. Hope you get your appointment soon

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  5. Sorry to hear about your eye problems, but I hear cataracts are easy to correct anyway. In our case, Ron and see and I can hear. Just another reason why we need each other.

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  6. It's good to get those eyes fixed. It'll help with driving the Journey. Besides ... Florida will probably be there next year.

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  7. Heard of "2 left feet" ...but not "2 left eyes" !!!

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  8. I can certainly understand your frustration with trying to get a surgery date. :(

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  9. Get those eyes all fixed up and away you can go, hope all goes well soon.

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  10. Eye, Eye, Sir - get those Ayes all fixed up as soon as your can. I can think of worse places to be stuck for a while than in South Carolina! How about Connecticut right now?

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  11. You'll want four good eyes to be sure you don't miss anything on your travels. Good luck

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  12. If you can SEE your way to getting to Florida - we are in Punta Gorda - you have my email - let us know - Melissa & I would love to meet youse guys.

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  13. Just more time to spend with your grandtreasures. It's all good.

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  14. Hope that your eyes get fixed soon. Florida will be here next winter too!

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  15. Better to find out now when you're somewhere where you can do something about it ... even if yours is dependent on others taking action to get the appointment. As Mike and Terri said, there is a silver lining ... you get more time with family.

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  16. Well at least they won't be closing Florida any time soon, so take care of your eyes then safe southward travels.

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  17. Working with the VA is either going to make you a Saint or the Devil:)

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  18. Hope you are able to get your surgery soon. Florida is not going anywhere.

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