I returned to Panama last week after an extended visit to the US. I’ve had thoughts swirling around in my head but haven’t been motivated enough to put anything into words. I also have a slew of photos which I may get around to sharing. Some days you are excited about doing things, and other days not so much. So it goes with the blog lately.
I’m glad to be home! It’s always good to be home, especially when home is where we are so happy. It was a good visit though. I wrote a bit about it in my last post, especially being able to be there with my family when the new baby girl arrived. I left Seattle feeling good. They are experienced parents now and had everything well under control. I spent a week in California with my other daughter and had a great time with the other grandkids. They are more and more fun as they grow and we can do more things together.
I also got my eye checked! (remember https://blog.thepanamaadventure.com/2018/05/19/the-misbehaving-eye/?) My son-in-law works for a group of highly respected eye doctors, and since he counts me as family he brought me in the day I arrived for some tests. It turns out I have a very unusual condition. Your eye is filled with a gel like substance that decreases in volume as you age, and pulls away from the retina in the back of the eye (normal and harmless). In my case though, one bit got stuck to the retina and as it tried to pull away, it pulled on the retina close to the macula (the center part responsible for sharp center vision) kind of like pulling a thread in fabric. This caused the macula to become distorted, swollen, and inflamed. Since my condition has been stable for weeks, we are just going to let it be and see what happens. The thread pulling on the retina may come loose, or stay the same, but if there are any additional symptoms or decrease in vision I will see a retina specialist in Panama City. The California office has already identified them and sent records. While in California though, I started to see something like hair or spider webs in my eye, and I think my vision is slowly starting to improve. I have a feeling the thread came loose and my macula is starting to heal itself. I have less distortion, and don’t reach for my glasses quite as quickly when trying to see something close.
I’m sure that’s way more than you ever wanted to know about my eye situation! 😀 If you really want more info, check this link. https://maculacenter.com/eye-disease/vitreomacular-traction/ I feel comfortable with the wait and see approach, and I can easily check my vision on the lines of the drop ceiling when I wake up in the morning. I am so very very thankful for my son-in-law and the eye doctor who saw me! They usually have a 6 month wait to get in, and I don’t even want to think what that all would have cost.
And I thought I had nothing to say… ha! I have a bit more but I think this is enough for one post. Hasta pronto (until soon)