The year is not even two days old and I have managed to spend a big pile of money. Of course it was for stuff that I needed.
Okay, well, maybe I don't need the contacts, but I definitely need the glasses. I'm not supposed to drive without them. And even though the prescription didn't change much, it's always good to make sure you are seeing your best.
I prefer to wear contacts working at the computer so I don't have to look down my nose to see what's on the screen through my bifocals. Yes. Bifocals. Got them shortly after I turned 40. It's like, 40 came, and my ability to read things close up went. But I digress.
I have one contact for close-up and one for distance. That's why I can wear contacts and not have to wear half-glasses or something to see the computer screen. When I was knee-deep in chemo and couldn't bear to wear my glasses because my eyes were itchy and watery, I found that I could see the computer screen better just by taking off my glasses, moving in a hair (Hah! Funny and punny when I didn't have any hair!!!) and skipping the looking down my nose part.
But now that I have contacts again, I don't have to keep taking off and putting on my glasses.
One thing that kind of took me by surprise, though, was the eye doctor said he could see the start of cataracts -- just a slight clouding, nothing major -- but definitely a start. Turns out (and if someone told me this I spaced it out entirely) chemotherapy can contribute to cataracts. It doesn't happen in everyone, but I guess out of all the things that could happen, this is definitely not the worst.
And I got some pretty nice glasses. And I can wear contacts again. And if I have to have cataract surgery sooner than later, I think it's a small price to pay for a chance at a longer life.