So I've been absent from the blog for a long while -- and unfortunately, I predict I'll be absent for a bit longer.
For the past two weeks I had been losing vision in my left eye. Not too concerning, at first, since it wasn't consistent: some days I dealt with strange shadows, but on others I could see almost perfectly, so I avoided a doctor until Friday.
On Saturday I rushed to Richmond, VA, for emergency surgery. Turns out I could've gone blind if I waited too much longer.
The wonderful doctors saved my vision, but it won't entirely return for a whole year. So for now I'm stuck with 20/70 vision in my left eye -- and that's with glasses. Frankly, my vision in that eye is so wonky, I have to wear an eyepatch to keep it from interfering with my right eye. Otherwise it'd be like going through life wearing only one contact -- and when your prescription is in the double digits, that's more than uncomfortable.
So, eyepatch it is.