Posts Tagged With: vision

I’m Still Adjusting…

The motorhome is currently parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. My current departure date is scheduled December 1st.

I’M STILL ADJUSTING to my new-found vision. I still cannot believe how sharp and colorful the world is. For instance I can now enjoy a beautiful silhouette of a leaf in an evening sky…

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And the beautiful intricacies of a leaf during the day…

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The cataract surgeries on my right and left eyes a short time ago has been a real eye-opening experience…pun intended. Other than my vasectomy back in 1971, they are the first true surgeries of my life.

I have always believed…if it isn’t broke…don’t fix it. In other words…no surgery until its time.

Eyes are a different story. I did not start using reading glasses until about age 52. I never realized that my vision was a slowly degrading process. I always thought of it as just another indicator of growing old. I’ve come to see (I’m full of puns today) that’s not true about vision. If you need glasses of any kind…it may be the indicator of the beginning of cataracts. Do not do as I did…get an eye examination now. This next image is from WebMD and shows hows a cataract forms in the eye…

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To see a brief slide show about the symptoms of cataracts, click this link…http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/cataracts/ss/slideshow-cataracts

The thing that surprised me the most about cataracts was how quickly I was on my way to BLINDNESS! At the VA Hospital in Seattle, Washington in October 2013, I was told I had cataracts and should attend to  them “within a year or so”. One year later (last month) an eye exam revealed my right eye at 20/200 and left eye at 20/100…approaching BLINDNESS!

A simple and painless operation has now restored my vision at age 73 to 20/20 in both eyes! I can see like a teenager again!

Here’s a different link about the symptoms of cataracts…http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/aging-eye/signs-you-may-have-cataracts.aspx

Don’t do as I did…pay attention to your eyes and see like a teenager again!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a partly sunny day and 60 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 62 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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