When I updated my post-surgery status on April 12, things weren’t looking very good, literally. My January 12 strabismus surgery had originally taken me from a torsion to near perfect vision. But my vision had deteriorated over the next few weeks, leaving me with a hypertropia, and my eye/brain connection couldn’t keep up. It was very difficult for me to do anything that required me to focus at close-up. My vision was worse than it had ever been.
But that was before the latest set of events. I could not keep up at work because of my deteriorating ability to focus, and my boss started seeking a replacement for me in mid-April. They allowed me to stay on until my replacement could be found and trained. My last day at my job was June 15. As things slowed down at work for me, my eyes were not as strained. I also got some new prism glasses that made a huge difference. Lastly, I had a sleep study done and am on CPAP for my sleep apnea now, and that has helped my eyes also.
I’m doing much better as long as I don’t overuse my eyes. I still have to stop and let them rest often. I have also developed some shortness of breath with activity related to an old injury (that’s also causing my sleep apnea), so it works out pretty good. I work on the computer until my eyes get tired, then I work on projects around the house until I get short of breath. By then my eyes are rested enough to go back to the computer for awhile!
I’m looking at work possibilities, and what I may be able to do to provide income. I’m planning to do some things from home to earn income for now. I’m also doing vision therapy from home now. Meanwhile I’m very thankful for the improvements in my vision and my relief from sleep apnea!
Photo credit: Dolamore