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My Best-Ever Senior Moment

Well thanks to a benign tumor on my pituitary gland (located in the center of the head), I experience some damage (called a 6th optic nerve palsy) to my vision - I see somewhat double.

It got considerably worse a few months ago, so I scheduled an appointment with my ophthalmologist (fancy lingo for a highly qualified eye doctor). He could not account for the sudden worsening. He had me cover my weaker eye to see if matters would improve. I was to come back in four months.

I did. I sat in his chair and he asked me for some information. Then he grabbed a little hand-held light and asked me to "look up."

I halfway did so, but what I primarily did was open my mouth wide.

"No, sir, your eyes . Look up with your eyes. I am not a dentist."

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MegL wrote on January 10, 2018, 11:40 AM

LOL. Sitting in an official chair tends to have that effect. I would suggest your ophthalmologist has had a number of people do the same from the readiness of his comment!

VinceSummers wrote on January 10, 2018, 12:52 PM

You may be right. He did not laugh with me. Yet, he does have a sense of humor (I am told). So it was probably old for him.

lookatdesktop wrote on January 10, 2018, 9:14 PM

If I were sitting in that chair I would have been way to nervous and anxious to even crack a joke. But I suppose humor helps in such situations. Why cry when you can laugh at things? Of course, a good sense of humor is best.