Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Follow The Bouncing Ball
As if life isn't hard enough. Now I have floaters in my right eye. Sunday night I thought there was a gnat buzzing around my beard. Except this fuzzy little creature won't go away. He's always there bouncing around like a little baby spider hanging on a string. Then Monday night when I go to bed I see this silver comet circling about once a second. So I went to see my world famous retina specialist and after the usual exam he told me that my eye is fine and this is from the previous clot being reabsorbed and my retina going through some sort of change of life. The buzzing fuzz ball is from a fragment of old blood floating around in the vitreous. There is nothing I can do about till it resolves itself in a few weeks to possibly a year. So for awhile there is nothing I can do about these new friends I have except get used to them. Because they are free floating my brain can't adjust to them and tune them out. So I am happy that my retina wasn't detatching and I don't have to wear a jaunty eye patch. About 35 years ago I would have welcomed my new friends as I laid around Central Park drinking my Muscatel; but now they are just something I have to accommodate. I found the local Floaters Support Group in Asheville so I hope that will help. We meet every Weds. in the dark alley behind the brewery.