Some time in mid-March of this year, I had surgery to repair a torn retina. This involves local anesthetic to numb the eye, and the insertion of three hollow needles into the eyeball, through which the surgeon inserts the tools of his trade while he works on the retina. The retina, by the way, is in the back of the eye. It took about ninety minutes, and was somewhat less than pleasant.
Three weeks ago I had root canal work done.
I speak with a measure of expertise when I state categorically that a root canal beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, any time.
On the twentieth of this month the eye surgeon gets his second shot at that same eye. He has to go in and remove the silicon oil he put in as a barrier to prevent the vitreous fluid from adhering to the retina during the healing period. I am not excited about this. But truth to tell, he is a marvelous doc. I just wish I was writing about this happening to some other fella, and not yours truly.
Since this is supposed to be a blog about writing and selling books. allow me to mention that I will be at a local market this weekend, making friends and selling books. On the fifteenth of May, I have a book signing at Well Loved Books on Blanding Blvd, south of Jacksonville, between two and six pm.