Retirement So Far

Yesterday I had to drive down by the college campus where I used to teach for an eye doctor appointment. This is the first feature that pops out at me about retirement: a lot more doctor appointments. I don’t know this for sure, but it seems like now that I’m retired (ten months and counting!) my body has realized I have more time to tend to its needs, so it is taking the opportunity to quietly go haywire.

The good news is there is nothing significantly or terminally wrong with my eyes. I have a chronic inflammation of the upper eyelids which is causing the pain and the blurry vision. I am not going blind, I do not have glaucoma or macular degeneration or any of the other horrible things I’d been imagining for last six weeks as I waited for my appointment date to arrive. The other horrible thing…

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