The eye surgery on Thursday of last week went splendidly, thank you very much. I was in surgery for about thirty minutes in the morning, and ready to get over to the motel in Gainesville and lay down the minute the nurse allowed me to stand up in the recovery room. No wussy boy, I insisted on walking out of the hospital on my very own two feet all by myself. Well, I did lean on her a little bit. Once my sister and I got into the motel room, I headed straight for bed and stayed there about four hours. I woke up hungry, got on the phone and ordered a pizza.
My eye itched, but since it was under a bandage I couldn’t get at it. The itching lasted for about three days, which is all it took for the stitches to dissolve. My sight is very much better, though there is a lingering grey spot right in the center of my vision in the left eye. I think that is a bit of phototoxicity and will resolve itself in another month or so. We’ll see.
I got back to work today. I drove to Staples and picked up fifty bookmarks I’d ordered last week. Not cheap. In fact, too damn expensive to give away, but that’s what I had them printed for. They look okay, but I do have to find a less expensive way to produce them.
Today saw me in Green Cove Springs in the afternoon, speaking with another author, Joyce Davidson. Joyce runs the Historic Grounds Bookstore on Walnut Street, in Green Cove. She will be carrying my books from now on. I’ll be making arrangements with her for a book signing in November.
I wish you all a very profitable, enjoyable and safe week.