Thursday, January 2, 2014

New glasses and snow - finally!

Snow started falling last night around 6 PM and didn't stop until close to midnight. Ended up with a couple inches of light, dry snow.  Just enough to make the roads a bit messy.  Naturally I planned on driving to another town to pick up my new glasses today. Well, a bit of snow and lots of cold temperatures weren't going to stop me. And it didn't.

The glasses have progressive bifocal lenses in them and come with their own sunglasses held on with magnets. The frames cost a ton but cheaper than getting a pair of glasses and a separate pair of sunglasses.  The lenses were pretty expensive too.  Thanks to Mom for the Christmas money - otherwise I wouldn't have gotten a new pair of glasses at all.  It's going to take a while to get used to the lenses - weeks they tell me.  That won't be much fun.  I picture lots of headaches until I get used to them. I just hope I do get used to them.  I have 90 days to get used to them or take them back and get a different prescription.  It's a little over an hour's drive to get to the store so I hope I don't need to drive back.

I'm going to have a 90 minute drive to Kansas City sometime soon to meet with a neurosurgeon.  Appears I might need surgery on my lower back.  I have osteoarthritis somewhere along my spine that is pinching the sciatic nerve.  Last night wasn't much fun.  I was already in pain when I went to bed due to a nap with the dogs. After 2 hours I was up in too much pain to sleep. I walked around until the pain lessened and went back to bed. Another 2 hours and I was up again.  I did this through the entire night. But I woke up and got up before the pain was so bad I could barely get out of bed. Guess my brain and body have finally got the message and aren't letting me sleep/lay down too long now.  But it sure as hell leaves me too tired.

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