Monday, April 02, 2007
Several years back I had PKR done on one eye and lasik done on the other. (I participated in a study and so got one free and the other at a very discounted price.) Since then, I've had a bit of ghosting when I look at lights at night. This is a common enough side effect of eye surgery (and of getting older) and I could control it by looking through the upper portion of my eyes at the object I wanted to view. (Say the full mooon -- looking straight on I'd get a ghostly shadow in the upper right hand quadrant; looking up at it, no shadow).

Well, one day about two weeks ago, that ghost disappeared. And it hasn't come back. Not that I'm complaining. I'm overjoyed. I just wonder if my astigmatism is also gone. I've always felt like that ghost was at least partly attributable to the astigmatism, which in my case, according to the doctor, was greater than it should have been given the shape of my eye.

I'm wondering if there was something floating around, or out of alignment inside my eye, or if my brain just finally figured out how to deal with the altered signal -- took three or four years to sort out what happened after 25 years of near-sightedness.

I'm tempted to go into the license bureau and ask them to test my eyesight just to see if it's gone as well. They'll probably tell me to go jump in the lake, unless I pretend I lost my driver's license...
You're funny. A good thing happens and you don't just accept the gift, you want an explanation, and tests also to make sure your eyes are not deceiving you. haha

Ya Haqq!
lol, as the old saying goes, don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

I've been delightely staring at the full moon this past few days. I stare at the moon quite a bit as it is, but now I just can't tear my eyes away. For the past couple years, I would see the moon and a small cresent beside it. Now I just see her, in all her glory!

Ya Haqq indeed!
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English Language Islamic Fiction. We need more of it. Lots more.
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Wanda Campbell also known as Nochipa A very gifted poet and a gentle, compassionate soul. Nochipa and I are on the same page on sooooo many things
Writeous Sister Aminah Hernandez, she's got some excellent latino pieces and always has good writing info on her blog.
Sister Scorpion aka Leila Montour - Leila is a fount of energy, quirky humor, and bad attitude. She's also a talented poet.
Muhajabah Very interesting commentary here. I don't always agree with her, but her pieces are always thought-provoking.
Georgie Dowdell Georgie is a great writer and a good friend.
Louise Marley Another great writer. I think Louise is one of the best sf writers exploring faith themes.
Ink in My Coffee Devon Ellington (who has numerous aliases) who is also the editor of Circadian Poems. A truly inspiring woman with a seemingly endless supply of energy.
Ethnically Incorrect With a name like that, isn't a given I'm going to enjoy this writer?
Freedom from the Mundane Colin Galbraith, another excellent writer, from Scotland.
The Scruffy Dog Review This is a new e-zine with an ecclectic mix of fiction, poetry, and non-fic, some really enjoyable pieces here.
Ramblings of a Suburban Soccer Mom Lara, another gentle soul, very thoughtful.
Circadian Poems A journal of poetry, new stuff up all the time.
Ye Olde Inkwell Michelle writes romance and is one of my writing buddies.
Muhammad Michael Knight The original punk Muslim writer. Like him or love him, Mike is always coming up with the unexpected.

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