I was drying my face and looking in the mirror, when I noticed some sleep in the corner of my eye. Using my finger to remove it I felt a cold sensation and my eye turned red. This is the second time in 2 years this has happened. But I do have a pronounced vein in that eye.
As a spectacle and contact lens wearer I have my eyes checked at the opticians regularly. Furthermore, my father had glaucoma for many years prior to his death. It's not sore and it's only people mentioning it that reminds me it's there. I do wear dark glasses throughout the year to protect my eyes, as the optician recommended it, as it helps with age related macular degeneration which is more common in people with blue eyes.
Bertie's op went well, he was 'out of it' the first evening but after that he was almost normal. He hated the lampshade, so we removed it and he has made no attempt to do anything to the wound, which is about and inch long with no external stitches and extremely neat. He was given a full bill of health on Friday and has one more check up on the 19th before he is signed off.
The weather has been great and things in the garden are finally starting to grow. I'm concentrating on tomatoes, beans, cucumbers and beetroot. I've got a couple of tubs with carrots in too.
I met with some friends last week and we had a meal out which was booked ahead. Considering virtually every other table was empty due to covid spacing, it took ages to get served and the food to arrive. But it was worth waiting for and for those few hours life felt normal.
The Delta variant (Indian) seems to be gathering pace and although the vaccination has helped, its worrying. We have all been affected by Covid in various ways. We just seem to see the end of the tunnel and suddenly it's no longer in walking distance. I'm craving normality, not for holidays or anything frivolous. Just so those who need appointments with people face to face can have them. Those that need a diagnosis, operation or treatment get it. I've had some sad news regarding a couple of ex work colleagues whose cancer treatment has been complicated by Covid. One has sadly passed away and the other is once again waiting for another operation to remove more tumours.
I've just had a frustrating time sorting my tax return. Everytime I speak to HMRC I get told something different. My normal return is simple but this is a capital gains one. I have resorted to using the webchat and printing the conversation after to prove what I've been told. Apparently most of their staff are still working from home, so asking for your call to be transferred to a supervisor is a waste of time. But in the grand scheme of things....
I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather. Back soon. Tx