First Night Design | Step Away from the Computer!


Okay, so (as Gigi might say), I have a problem. I find it ironic that only a day or so after discussing The Art of Taking a Break with Teagan and the difficulty thereof, I am being forced into a break by the condition of my eyes.

Many of you know that I had a cataract operation on my left eye in January while still living in Crete. The stitches were not the dissolving kind and while the surgeon removed some of them, one was left. No problem, I thought; however bad the NHS has become courtesy of the Tories’ destructive tendencies, I’ll get it sorted in England.

I am still waiting for a referral. That wouldn’t be so bad if the burgeoning cataract in my right eye had not increased in intensity in a very short space of time.


The worst of it is, though, that when I woke up on Wednesday morning, the stitch in the left eye had appeared to shift making it impossible to see with any consistency or clarity. It’s not even a question of magnification as the stitch (or whatever else is at play) is cutting a path through everything. I can almost work something out with the aid of my magnifying glass but it’s awfully tiring, my darlings.

I will not be blogging, visiting or commenting for the foreseeable future. If you knew how long it has taken me to write this post, you would order me to step away from the computer and put down the magnifying glass and you would be right to do so!

I’m seeing my GP tomorrow and will not leave the surgery until I’ve seen him chase up the eye department at the hospital.

Take care and keep laughing!


50 thoughts on “First Night Design | Step Away from the Computer!

  1. Dear Sarah, how upsetting! Please don’t try to answer this comment. I have “low vision” (without my glasses I’m legally blind), so it’s not hard for me to empathize. But I’ve also had a few ocular migraines, which remind me of how you described the stitch. It’s terribly frightening. Sending you love & hugs.

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  2. Bless your heart Sarah! Hope the doctor gets you through to the proper departments so you can get your eyes fixed very quickly. Sending you lots of hugs and love and wishing you a speedy recovery. 🙂

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  3. So sorry to hear this Sarah. People talk about cataract operations as though they are a pedicure. I still have shifting vision in the eye with the lens implanted but finally no pain. I truly empathize. K x

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  4. Sarah, I’m so terribly sorry to hear about your problem. I hope things get straightened out soon. The picture you posted is lovely, everything in perfect position. You will be missed and I hope you return to all of us soon, my friend. ❤

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  5. Bless you all! My GP is chasing up the referral as a matter of urgency. I’m managing to read one or two of your posts in this state but the strain prevents more. It’s made me realise just how many I usually get through! Have a good week, my friends.:D

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  6. Oh dear, that sounds awful, Sarah. Having just had a week away from this computer, I can definitely feel the benefit on my vision. I will look forward to your return, but only when you are fully recovered!
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  7. Well bless you dear Sarah and may you get your eye taken care of SOON. I for one will miss you LOTS! Glad you have an appointment now. Tell the doctor that we said to get you fixed up quickly so you can get back to your passion of creating and posting.

    Most important take care of yourself and we will be here waiting for your return…(-:

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