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10 April 2009 @ 09:24 am
An update!  
I post!  I know, crazy.

Life is busy lately.   I find when I have something that might be worth blogging about here that I quickly find I'd rather take that precious, precious time and use it another way. Say, sleeping, for example.

So what's new?  The item of note: I was diagnosed with Central Serous Retinopathy in my right eye earlier this week.   Fluid has collected behind my retina, creating a something like a blister.  In my eye.  Under the retina.   It's right in the center of my vision, so it's not exactly something I can ignore, or not notice.    The result is an odd shaped distortion in my vision (metamorphopsia).  It's something like trying to look through a drop of water.  In my case this 'drop' is also reducing color in the affected area (chromatopsia).   And I believe I'm experiencing more frequent headaches due to eye-strain (it's almost impossible for me to read with that eye, and I sit in front of a display just about every day).

I've been experiencing the effects for about a week and a half now, and it's slowly getting worse, which the Eye doc said could happen.    There is no treatment.  Good news for me is that the majority of the time CSR resolves on its own in several weeks.  I certainly hope so.   

On otherwise unrelated fronts:  
Work is work - good, busy, and new things are coming down the pipe.  There's never a dearth of problems to solve.
Cam is great.  He's growing incredibly fast, and most of the time he's a happy kid.  How is that not great?  =)
Home is home - borrowed some Wii games from Mike recently, and have been playing quite a bit of Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress 2 again.  I completely replaced my PC gaming controllers when my Logitech mouse began to fail (MX700, you were a faithful companion and I'll miss thee).   Running with a new Logitech G5, a Razer eXactMat mouse 'plate' (no joke - it's a piece of anodized aluminum with a "speed" side and a "control" side.  It's kinda crazy), and a Merc Stealth gaming keyboard.  All good stuff, and all taking some getting used to.

And that's what I have today.  We're fine, we're all fine, here, now, thank you. How are you?
downfall: Writingsir_downfall on April 10th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
wow. That sounds fucking terrible.
And not very pleasant at all. Hope you get better soon dude.
Thor: Mustangsirthor on April 12th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Re: wow. That sounds fucking terrible.
Yeah, it's pretty shitty. Oh well. I just get to wait it out now.
onehawtmama on April 10th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Well at least you leave that on a happy note- it should resolve itself. We'll be praying it does!

And we're fine, thank you very much. We're hoping y'all make it over for Salt Wars since Sable is auto-cratting the event and all... :)
Benphargle on April 10th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
That eye thing sucks. Hopefully the other eye is working okay.

uh... everything's perfectly all right now!
Thor: Mustangsirthor on April 12th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, left eye is fine. Though now I really notice when a floater in my left eye drifts into view. Meh.
grendel: humpin'grendel_macg on April 13th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
eye stuff: sucks dude. : (

shut down all trash compactors on the detention level. here's to new hope that this works out ok. good to hear from you. glad family is well, hope suckage disperses soon.

Edited at 2009-04-13 02:10 pm (UTC)
Matt Turnercalidor on April 13th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Damn dude that's the suck. Maybe it's time to act like a pirate and wear a patch. Though I'd stay away from seaports if you do that.