January - not a good start to 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
January has not been my favorite month. I have noticed a lot of vision changes. I am having more difficulty seeing at a distance. I really noticed it this month. Driving to our home state of Ohio, from our home in Florida, I noticed that I cannot see signs on the freeway which made me nervous.
The reason that we had to make the long distance drive north, in the middle of January, was that our brother in law passed away. The only positive is that he was finally rid of the cancer that had consumed his body.
I got the answer from the opthamologist today. I have cataracts. I knew this was probably the case. I am disappointed that he cannot do the surgery yet. According to our insurance, I am "not quite there" and cannot get the surgery yet. I am disappointed. I want to have the surgery and restore my vision. The next appointment with him is scheduled for six months out. I hope that things do not get worse before that date.
The last issue of the month. We had a flat tire this morning. We had hoped that it could possibly be patched. This is an inexpensive and effective fix. It did not happen. The hole in the tire was not at an area that could be fixed. A replacement tire had to be purchased.
An expensive month with the sudden trip, the new tire and possible some uncovered medical expenses for all of the testing done with the doctor.
A positive, we are fortunate that we are able to pay for all of this. Of course, not really something we want to do.
Onto February, hoping for a better month.