This last year or so has been pretty bad, with a bout of depression that lasted 6 months over the winter, and new medication pretty much making me tired all the time. HOWEVER, the good news is it seems to be working okay, and next month maybe we'll reduce the dose and I'll get back some of my ability to concentrate.
The left eye is still distorted and blurry, so reading with it is out of the question, but my brain has learned to ignore it when I'm using the computer. The right eye (my good one) I started seeing halos around bright lights at night, and this went on for months. Then on the 27th, I woke up with blood in my eye, which slowly disappeared - and so did the halos that night. Must have been a vessel growing in just the wrong place, I guess.
I had been warned that everyone develops a cataract within 2 years of a vitrectomy, so maybe that's what's happening with the left eye, but there were no signs the last time it was checked. We'll see what happens at the 2 year mark in February. I'm optimistic, but if worse comes to worse, it's not a big deal in comparison.
One of my friends and neighbor died in early November. Her little dog Jack used to run up the stairs every morning to my place, and I'd bring him back home at bedtime. Her daughter and granddaughter live in another apartment downstairs, so he'll probably start spending time down there sometime in the new year. I suspect it will be a hard process - he was down there for one evening and at bedtime they brought him back because he was whining to come see me. Looking at him reminds me of his owner ...
For the first time ever, this year I started renting out my spare bedroom. Two different guys rented it, each for four-month intervals. Turns out it was fun to have company. And fun to clue them in a couple of weeks before they were due to leave, and watch their reactions. Should have made a video! Got a new roommate coming in next month - I had to set up skype (never bothered using it before) to give her a virtual tour of the place and say hi to the dogs, so it will be good having another woman around instead of a guy.
So I guess the year is ending better than it started. Hopefully next year will be better for every one of us. So, see you around in 2016!