If it's not one thing, it's another! Today's new medical problem, to add to the ever growing list of problems, is to do with my right eye. I woke with all the symptoms of a detached retina - flashing lights, clouded vision etc., so took myself into town for an emergency optician's appointment. Lots of eye examinations and tests later and she thinks it may be to do with age related shrinkage of the vitreous humour in the eyeball collapsing away from the retina rather than an actual detachment. I have to go back in tomorrow morning for the final test but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the collapse rather than the detachment as that doesn't have any concerns about permanent loss of vision or a need for surgery. The vision tests confirmed that my eyesight has actually improved and need new glasses so I'll be choosing new ones some time next week.
I've had to cancel my teaching commitment for tomorrow as the eye drops to be used in preparation for the final test will blur my vision for anything up to six hours so I won't be allowed to drive - I'd driven to the optician's so that's why she couldn't do the test today. I admit that I'm secretly quite glad about having a good reason to cancel commitments as the local forecast is for snow and ice so I don't really want to be out driving in it.