Sunday, April 24, 2016

Ups and downs this week

As the title suggests, I have had a lot of ups and downs this week.

I have worn glasses since I was about 8 and contacts since I was 13. I have been interested in Lasik for over 10 years. Now that I am finally in a financially stable position to afford it, I decided to take the plunge and scheduled my consultation exam!
I went in on Friday, and after going through all the tests, I was told that I was a good candidate for the procedure, except... there seems to be a small spot of congenital cataracts in the same place, symmetrically, in each of my eyes.
I thought that was kindof odd, since during all the years and years of eye exams I have had, nobody, not once, mentioned anything about cataracts to me. I talked to my mom, though, and she vaguely remembers something from when I was born that they mentioned it was possible. However, at the time, they were more concerned over the heart murmur from the hole in my heart since I was so premature.
So, I can't have Lasik, and I've been depressed all weekend because of it, since it is something I have been looking forward to for so long.

There, now that the depressing sad news is out of the way, I also had a good thing this weekend. I took (and passed) the first exam for a certification I am getting for the day job.
Yes, this first test is the easy one, and the next one will be much much harder, but that's just one more thing out of the way and passed. I have already started studying for this next test, and I have a feeling that studying will take up some (not all, of course) of my stitchy time.

Speaking of stitchy time, let's get back to the reason for my blog. Crafty updates!
I have been working on Candy Cane Christmas a lot more. I'm about 60% through it now, and done with page one!

Here is where I left off last:

And here is where I am now:


  1. Good luck on the exam and good stitching. Sorry to hear the disappointing news. There are new contacts out there, so if you're experiencing any issues with dryness, etc. could always try switching it up too.

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your eyes that is disappointing. Your stitching looks beautiful though!

  3. Being nosey what's the exam for? Sorry to hear about your eyes, don't have cataract surgery find vitamins to take for your eyes. I had the cataract surgery and regret it now as I can't stitch like I use to. BTW, your stitching looks great!

    1. I work in tech support. The tests are for the VCP6 (VMware Certified Professional) certification.
      They wouldn't do the cataracts surgery on me because they said I had to be at least 45, so I guess I won't be doing that anytime soon, either.

  4. I'm so sorry for the disappointing news - I wanted the surgery and my doctor refused to do it, and I was so crushed. I can only imagine what a let down you're going through.

  5. I'm sorry that you won't be able to have eye surgery Sasha. Awesome progress on Candy Cane Christmas.


  6. Sorry to hear about the bad news. Congrats on passing the test though. Beautiful progress!! Just love watching this one grow.