Hey, I'm still here.
And I'm no longer completely freaked out by my not-so-good eye appointment.
Though I can't say I'm not a little scared-- sometimes a bit more than a little.
Just not so damned freaked.
Anyhow, as a number of you wisely suggested, I did stay away from Google.
At least initially.
You see, a couple of days after writing my last post, I confirmed that there is indeed a history of glaucoma in my family.
Turns out one of my uncles got it while in his 50s-- and at least two other cases are likely.
And, well... I sort of panicked.
But then, I thought:
Wait a minute-- when the technician checked my eye pressures she said they were "good and low."
Aren't increased pressures the big indicator of glaucoma?
So I checked.
But Googling "low pressures" and "glaucoma" only made things worse.
Seems a third of all cases of the disease are what's known as "low tension" or "low pressure" glaucoma.
And there's a correlation between this type and a history of low blood pressure (my normal bp is -- and always has been -- around 90/50).
Well that sucks.
So there ended my Googling anything to do with glaucoma.
I figure that whatever I find won't matter-- it's not gonna affect my test results.
And speaking of those tests, did I mention when they're to take place?
That would be June. The 14th and the 19th.
Best to keep busy and think about something else until then.
Thus, the Saturday after that not-at-all-good eye appointment, I visited the Botanical Gardens with Ryan and the kids.
Where we saw many beautiful things.
Eye Candy, if you will:
And the following Saturday we made a day trip to Chicago.
In addition to walking around our old neighborhood and eating at our favorite noodle joint, we spent the afternoon at the Shedd Aquarium.
Yes, a good (and very relaxing) time was had by all.
Now, you may be wondering what's been going on during the many days surrounding these two Saturday excursions.
(Obviously, not much time spent on the computer.)
Unfortunately -- since Evan has just climbed on my lap -- that, my friends, is gonna have to be another post.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Hey, I'm still here.