2/27/14

Thursday Thoughts: It Was Only a Matter of Time....

  • I went to the opthamologist yesterday
  • was told I need readers.
  • the SOB actually smiled as he told me that
  • He says my reading 200+ books a year
  • not withstanding
  • it was only a "matter of time"
  • then he pointed to this massive eyeball diagram
  • on the wall and proceeded to give me
  • the layman's explanation of why
  • my eyesight is slowly going to 
  • go to shit from here on out
  • I only heard 2% of what he said
  • and only saw a fuzzy bit of the big eyeball 
  • because of the dilation drops
  • No matter
  • he'd lost me at "this happens at about 40"
  • yadda-yadda
  • blah-blah-blah
  • Now I'll say not much has
  • bothered me about 
  • turning 40 
  • since it happened 5 months ago
  • but this...
  • this hit me in the
  • vanity button we all have
  • I've got nothing against glasses
  • the husband wears them everyday
  • and if you've been wearing them for
  • most of your life
  • especially before your 20s
  • I don't think this is
  • a big deal
  • at all
  • But being told your age
  • means something fundamental
  • like BEING ABLE TO SEE
  • is now changed forever
  • is a bit
  • disconcerting?
  • disheartening?
  • embarrassing?
  • weird?
  • I can only imagine
  • what else is in store
  • for my body
  • as time marches on.
  • Scratch that
  • I can imagine
  • and I've decided
  • to ignore those thoughts
  • for now
  • But it is
  • no wonder
  • I was getting headaches
  • and earaches
  • and had a non-stop eye strain
  • because it's amazing what
  • these little glasses
  • and a 1.25 lens can do
  • So 
  • OK, I'll add this
  • little accessory to
  • my wardrobe
  • and life
  • from here on out
  • I just think 
  • like a lot
  • of things you aren't told
  • about motherhood
  • that the things you have to
  • add as you age
  • should come with a
  • better warning than
  • It was only a matter of time
  • Dammit!
 My very first pair of "readers." Oy.



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10 comments:

  1. I was 43 when it happened to me. I couldn't see to cross stitch and kept blaming it on the light. It wasn't the light; it was my eyes. I got my first pair of readers 9 years ago, and I still haven't quite accepted them.

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  2. I loooove your glasses! I'm one of those people who actually wished for glasses when I was a kid, so I was excited when I finally had to get a pair a few years ago. :)

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  3. I want to know how your eyes just "know" it's time for glasses. In my case I went from only needing them at night in unfamiliar places (which was rare) to trifocals or progressive all the time. So not fair!

    They look good on you.

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  4. Save yourself a headache and buy them in bulk (3 at a time) at Costco. Once you get used to your readers, you won't want to waste time looking for them. My husband swears our house is "pooping reading glasses", because of the trail I leave in my wake, but hey, at least I'm reading. Haha!

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  5. Hahahaha! So cute. So innocent. You're 40....wait til you're my age! I went through a drive through yesterday and the girl who waited on me let me know she gave me the senior discount....hang in there!

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  6. Hahahaha! So cute. So innocent. You're 40....wait til you're my age! I went through a drive through yesterday and the girl who waited on me let me know she gave me the senior discount....hang in there!

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  7. You look FABULOUS! And now you can make a quilted holder for them!

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  8. I made it to 46! Started with 1.25 4 years ago - now on 2.5 for needlework and reading!!! Frustrating as hell but be sure to get a collection of them so they are all over your house. At least they are relatively cheap!

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  9. Well - at least peepers come in fun colors and are pretty inexpensive. You can go wild. PS - you made me laugh! Loved this post.

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