THANK YOU for all your kind thoughts and prayers for me! I’m grateful, and I’m always touched by the kindness tatters show to one another.
Here’s an update on what’s going on with my eyes. I ended up going to a doctor who specializes in the retina, and he took some fancy pictures. One is a cross section of the macula (the point on the retina where we see the center part of our vision), and there’s where he found the trouble. Apparently, the goober (technical term…ha!) inside the eye often shrinks as we age, and sometimes it sticks to the retina. When that happens, it can pull on the retina, and tear a hole in the macula. And that’s what has happened with me.
He told me one of three things can happen. It can get better on its own, it can stay the same, or it can get worse. Surprise! *sigh*
So, he’s not doing anything for now and I’ll go see him again in July. He’ll take more fancy pictures, and we’ll see how it’s progressing. If it’s getting worse, I may need surgery.
But what this means for now is that doing detailed work is not aggravating the problem. I can do my daily stuff without fear of making it worse. I asked him if there’s anything I can do to help, and he said no. But my regular doctor gave me some supplements that support the eye, so maybe that will help in some way.
On another note, here’s a little recipe I whipped up the other day.
Usually, when I make pizza at home I use spaghetti sauce and add extra spices because canned sauce can be too bland. I didn’t want to open a can of sauce just for one pizza last night, so I made up my own. This recipe made enough for three 14-inch pizzas. And to be honest, I’m guessing at the amounts of the spices. I usually just pour the spices in my hand, crush them a bit, and add them to whatever it is I’m cooking. It’s very likely that I actually added more spice than this recipe suggests, so you may want to taste the sauce and adjust the amounts.
Nancy’s pizza sauce (not Italian…her ancestry is English and Welsh)
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
1 small can tomato paste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp dried oregano
1-1/2 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes (more if you like a little fire)
1/8 tsp black pepper
Stir all the ingredients together. This makes a thick, tomato-y sauce that tasted great. I may just use this very time from now on.
And… I’ve finished my nephew’s quilt! I secured the areas of torn fabric with a tight zig-zag, and I added a new binding. It looks considerably better.
Next–finish my step-daughter’s quilt, and I need to get hustling on it.