Well, I am recovered from my laser eye surgery last week, but my vision is still going to take time to reach its ultimate quality. Which means my actual eyesight is way better than it was before the surgery, but not as good as it was with my glasses. That’s exactly as expected, but it’s still kind of weird.
Up to Thursday, I couldn’t see well enough to work. Other than that, I felt great; it was a nearly pain-free convalescence. So I had time off, and I wasn’t sick, but it wasn’t vacation, either, since there wasn’t a whole lot I could do without being to see. Even though it’s expected, the waiting is tough. Luckily, I stumbled across a great short piece on waiting that shifted my perspective (it somehow blends Tarkovsky films, the band Yo La Tengo, the pandemic, and the Jewish messiah).
It could take several more weeks for this vision improvement process to run its course—the surface of my eyes are healed, but the cells inside the cornea are still regenerating—so I have plenty more waiting in my future, but I’m noticing every day that it’s a little better. I can work now, and I can make my way around the city, but it doesn’t really feel like normal life again yet. I’ve got my web browser zoom set to 200%, for example.
Given all that, I don’t have a whole lot else to report this week. I’m super glad I did this, even if the returns are a bit delayed.
That’s all I’ve got for now. Please take care, write back if you can, and I’ll see you next week.