I spent July traveling with my dad. We visited five national parks and monuments. It was the first time he’d ever been to a national park. We also went on his first hike.
At the end of July, I visited Galveston for the first time in over a decade. We were lured to the Houston area by a walk in downtown Houston’s underground. Two weeks later, the hurricane struck.
Soon after that, I began to notice changes in my vision. I reported to my ophthalmologist. I’ve known since I was 20 that I was particularly vulnerable to macular degeneration. 15 years ahead of schedule, I was experiencing some of the signs that I may be experiencing some of the effects.
The doctor told me to take it easy. Do nothing that may jar my eyes. If my symptoms worsened, I was to report in immediately. I’d probably need (another) eye surgery to prevent the loss of vision (aka blindness).
I was monitored closely. My vision did not follow the typcial route and it took longer than normal to be cleared for a return to normal activities. The week after Thanksgiving I was cleared.
I’ve lost a little bit of my peripheral vision in my left eye. I will continue to have floaters and webbing. But I’m cleared to enjoy life again.