Administering Eye Drops

Have you tried to give yourself or someone else eye drops? It’s kind of a pain. You position yourself then you realize the light isn’t right and you move and you try to dole out a drop and you miss and a dribble of liquid rolls down the cheek. You reposition and re-aim and the…

A Desert in Mayberry

I struggle. I pause and breathe and try again, slow and steady. This time it works. It’s getting harder for me to open my eyes when I wake up. Not from limited rest, but from the warm, dehydrating air rising from radiators, baseboard heaters, and pretty much any indoor heat source except my cat. My…

Six Months

How I know it’s a six-month visit: I flinch at administered eye drops. I go without the headrest comfort as I wore my hair up. I can’t stare longer than three seconds into the bright lights before my eyes water and I blink. When my doctor asks, “How are things?” I have months to review…