Friday, July 30, 2010

Diagnosis: oh,never mind

So.  I went to see the eye specialist today.  Remember all that?  Weird spot on my eye, probably nothing, but oh my god I might be going blind, just in case I'm not going to make any Glenn Beck jokes.

It turns out that it's a loss of pigmentation in my left macula, which is pretty much harmless, but which to a non-retinal-specialist can look a lot like insidious forms of macular disease. So I'm not losing my eyesight.  Though I'm still terribly near-sighted.  And my pupils are now the size of small dinner plates.

So you know what this means.  Sorry Glenn.  Let the tasteless joke marathon commence.


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39 comments:

  1. Yay for your eye.
    Boo for Glenns Grade 'A' Douchebaggery.

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  2. yay! Not only am I glad you are not going blind, but now we get the Glenn Beck jokes!

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  3. thanks for not going blind. I would have been sad to abandon your blog because I can't read Braille.

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  4. Fab news. Buy yourself some sexy sunnies to celebrate! (I have no idea who Glenn Beck is, but trust in your assessment of his character!)

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  5. @ Watershedd, be glad. Prime American asshole.

    @ Katie - another opportunity for your great turn of phrase!

    @ Eva & IRL - yayness indeed! :-)

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  6. Laughing @ Toni's comment!

    And I just remembered that I eventually forgot to look up that thing about the eye.... which IS still relevant ;P V glad you don't have to have anything procedure-ly/burnt/corterised/snipped/tucked or pierced done. Ewwwwww.

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  7. @ Being Me - when you put it that way, I'm doubly glad! And I imagine it is relevant, yes. xx

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  8. That's great news! The world needs more Glenn Beck jokes.

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  9. Oh, thank goodness. That you're not going blind. And that Glenn Beck is once again fair game.

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  10. Glad to hear the good news about your eyesight! Woot!

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  11. @ M Drew & Jennie - glad we're all on the same page about the need for more Beck jokes.

    @ Ro - wish I could send some good eye karma your way. xx

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  12. @ Jean - I'll raise a blackberry basil crush to that (or whatever those yummy concoctions were called...)!

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  13. Toni's comment cracked me up.

    Very glad you're not going blind. Vlogs just aren't quite the same.

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  14. @ Veronica - yes, especially since my video skills leave much to be desired. Though I could see myself in a new kickass pair of dark glasses each week.

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  15. Great news! Can we have some Glenn bating now please? I have recently had the joy of seeing the turd in action first hand (it's what holidays are for y'know... immersing oneself in the culture. What a fucking bottom feeder he is huh?

    LOVING Rachel Maddow's show tho.

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  16. @ MrsW - wow, are you still in Florida? Maddow, yes, you're off the scale to the left now, the polar opposite of Beck. Maybe I need to dedicate an entire post just to him. Hmmm.... Tempt fate much?

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  17. Well thank goodness, you're not going bling errr blind.; )

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  18. Oh Thank goodness.... and WHoo Hoo.....

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  19. No jokes. I'm just very pleased for you. Go out, buy some binoculars and celebrate. Oh - and buy yourself a Where's Wally book and indulge! ;-)

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  20. That's great news! Glad everything turned out okay.

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  21. glad it was good news! Need to 'see you' around here!

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  22. Yay for the good news. You can always do the whole new pair of dark glasses anyway. Always good starting with a new idea.

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  23. I've never heard of loss of pigment in an eye. But hooray for not losing your eyesight.

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  24. Glad to hear you're going to live. :) AND that your eye is okay.

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  25. Oh good one. Without sight, blogging isn't impossible, but would slow you down. And I don't want that xx

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  26. It is always good to receive a diagnosis like that! Cheers!!

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  27. Thank you my lovely bloggy friends!

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  28. That is great news K, when they dilate my pupils they take around 20 hours to return to normal instead of 2 or 3 - hope yours popped back sooner than that. I would so hate for you to have had something serious as sight is such a gift. xxx

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  29. That is one huge relief. Especially for such a talented writer ;)

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  30. great news for you....very pleased to hear it is something harmless

    I'm not sure who Beck is but from your above comment to Watershed I see he is some kind of american asshole. so it seems only fair you get to continue your mocking marathon...

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  31. Perhaps laser work could help? Not much in this world that a zap of a laser can't help, right? Hey! I tagged you in a meme (don't groan), come check it out!
    http://www.pampersandpinot.com

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  32. All you have to do to make a Glenn Beck joke is say his name.

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  33. I'm pretty sure I could make a career of poking fun at Glenn Beck.

    But YAY for your eye and it's harmless problem!

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