Back to the eye doctor for a check on how things are going. He took a close look, plus they did another laser scan, and he said things look great. My vision is way better than before, but not as good as the other eye. Progress from now on, to the extent that there is progress, will be slow, over several months. Got to be patient.
Also checked the pressure, which had been way too high after surgery. Been using one drug, one drop twice a day. Pressure today was 17, that's OK. Going down to one drop a day for a bit longer, than nothing, hopefully it stays OK.
Still getting occasional modest headaches. When I used to get mini-migraines (distorted vision and headache, but no nausea) they were always on the right side. These are just simple headaches, a Tylenol does the trick, all on the left side. Surgery was done on the left eye. There are also times when the eye just aches, doesn't like sharp movements. Other times, no problem. Doc didn't didn't seem particularly concerned, said just give it a little time. Main thing was the eye looked good.
I also asked about doing the other eye, what his thoughts were. He said he wouldn't recommend it for now. Vision wasn't bad enough to warrant the risk. Could always revisit if it deteriorates. So I'm both disappointed (was thinking how nice it would be to get much better vision) and relieved (happy not to go through this again).
It also seems like my right eye has gotten a little better, although it hasn't. I think what's happening is that as my left eye gets better, it starts pitching in, instead of being mostly useless. So the right eye has some help, plus now there's some depth perception too. Whatever, sure seems like the road signs have gotten easier to read. :-)
Sent off the following to my Austin family (brother, his wife, their daughter) --
"Just looked at the Austin paper, stories about the power out in large parts of the city. Hoping you guys are OK. Or as OK as possible."
And a few minutes later got the following back from Alex (the daughter) --
"We are all fine as can be considering the circumstances. No power at either house since Sunday around 3am. My water is frozen but mom and dads house still has their faucets dripping.
We’ve taken refuge at moms office. She’s on one of our essential power grids so she’s been with power the whole time. I came today for the internet and we decided it will be best to sleep here. We got blankets and pillows, wine, chocolate, and some stuff for dinner from the house and will stay the night here on the floor, where at least we have heat.
Tomorrow night mom and dad have a hotel room downtown and then we both have rooms Thursday and Friday night. Just in case the power stays out. They don’t know when they will turn it back on, maybe tomorrow, but maybe not, nobody really knows.
But all in all, very fortunate to have a warm place to sleep tonight with water, internet and cell service!"
Thank goodness for mom's office. But a whole lot of people with no power, no heat, and real winter. And no mom's office.