Long story short - mainly because looking at the screen makes me sick right now - I had to have emergency laser eye surgery today. I have a permanent blind spot in the vision of my left eye now that will forever alter how I see things - big black circle and a wavy ripple to everything. But, if I hadn't had this done today, all of my vision in my left eye could have vanished forever in a matter of days.
It was a weird, fluky thing. Could have happened to anyone, apparently. More about this when I'm less emotional about losing a hunk of my field of vision.
I have to relearn how to enjoy reading a book now. :-( And hope this thing doesn't grow back and I lose all my vision in my left eye anyway. It has a 50% regrowth rate.
And thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, Sasquatch for taking off the entire day to take me to appointments and let me sob like an idiot in your car.
I'll finish the travelogue when I feel like I can sit in front of the screen without throwing up. This is going to make getting through the workday really hard.
Feeling pretty down, and yet, pretty lucky to not be totally blind in one eye,