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I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Monday, November 21, 2011

The Eyes Have It

For awhile cataracts ruled. Foggy vision. I read somewhere that having cataracts is similar to trying to see through a dirty window.
Since I am a perfect housekeeper, I have no idea what that would look like. Ha. That is a pretty accurate description, actually.

The next step was getting glasses with progressive lenses. After an adjustment period, I was able to walk without tripping on every little branch or rock or step-down I came across. I was not able to ride my bike though, my depth perception was wacko.

I tried some eye drops for a month that advertised possible reversal of cataracts. 

And then the great day I stopped including any wheat products into my diet. Wow.

The proof is in the pudding (someone tell me what the heck that means please). A few nights ago it became necessary for me to drive my car home and it was already getting dark. I can tell you that before I quit wheat I was not seeing well enough at night to drive. I just could not see. But with my fingers crossed I held onto the steering wheel with a vise grip and headed home. And it occurred to me that I did not have to be so uptight, that I was seeing pretty well. Not 100% but so much better than a few months ago. My last eye doctor appointment was June 11 and it did not surprise me when the doctor asked me how I was seeing and that I had cataracts. I did not know I had cataracts but I sure knew I was not able to see clearly.

After that eye doctor appointment, I checked out large print books only from the library and I stopped riding my bike. And I was not driving the car. Now I am able to read regular print in library books. And the zinger was driving at night. Hooyah! Someone give me an Amen!

Photo found on Google.

14 comments:

DJan said...

Amen! I am now almost a month wheat free! I'd love to know more about your process so I'll peruse your earlier posts.

Hilary said...

I'll have you know I'm watching you and DJan very closely.. or rather reading about your wheat-free accomplishments with great interest.

I checked a few phrase origins sites. The proof is in the pudding is actually a nonsensical shortened version of the actual quote which is: "The proof of the pudding is in the eating."

KleinsteMotte said...

Now if only that could work for me. My macula could use some regenerating!
I'm very happy for you because I still live in a fog . Wheat is not a big part of my diet and never was. I grew up a rye and oats fan though my family has requested I bake once in a while with wheat flower. I am not able to handle corn at all so all corn products are out for me. Potato is my starch of choice.
With your better vision the painting and crocheting will be fun!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Never knew wheat nade such a difference! Learn something new from my Bloggy pals every day. Glad you are seeing better! Are you having the cataracts removed eventually?

otin said...

I am getting old man up close blurry vision. It sucks.

I Wonder Wye said...

My dad had cataract surgery last week - doing one eye at a time. Yep. Getting old ain't for sissies...

Rock Chef said...

Brilliant! Wonder what the next check up will show? Let us know!

blueviolet said...

Really? From cutting wheat out of the diet? I'm having a horrible time lately seeing up close, especially when at a restaurant in dim lighting. Seeing a menu is impossible! I really need to get those progressive lenses, I guess. And maybe cut out wheat products too, except that would be really hard for me to do!

Anne H said...

My vision improved two times since I went to gluten free LoCarb.
And even at my age (51) I don't need reading glasses!

Day by day, in every way, we're getting better, and better!

Life 101 said...

Jilda told me about your results on this diet. We're going to give it a shot.
R

savannah said...

amen, sister! ;) xoxoxo

Stickup Artist said...

Amen and Hallelujah! Those are way too many things to give up for a slice of bread! My Mom also maintains that many of our physical ailments are exacerbated, if not caused by, the foods we are ingesting. I will still have a plop of homemade cornbread stuffing tomorrow however. I'm so happy for you!

Wishing you and James, your family and friends a wonderful Thanksgiving!

CherylK said...

Amen from me, too! I'm with Hilary...keeping an eye on your wheat free progress. It's amazing that it has made such a difference even in your sight! I'm impressed.

Mrs4444 said...

This is fascinating. I can't see well to drive at night. I should try this. Thanks.