A Precognitive Dream Helps Me Prepare For Eye Surgery

Otherwise, I’d be a “basket case.”

Patrice Walker
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

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Closeup of a brown eye
Photo by Chris Curry on Unsplash

I haven’t been writing much recently because my head has been focused on an eye surgery I have coming up on February 5th.

I’ve already written about the fall I had down a flight of stairs when I was around four years old (check out the link at the end of this story). That fall resulted in damage to my left eye that presented as strabismus, a condition in which one of the eyes is misaligned.

This eye was initially tilting toward my nose. So I had eye surgery around five years old to correct it. That’s also when I started wearing glasses.

Now, at the young age of 73, my left eye has migrated to the left side of my head.

When I visited an optometrist back before the pandemic and asked if it could be corrected, he basically told me not to bother, that the surgery could go wrong. While I was disappointed, something inside of me said to keep believing that the strabismus could be corrected.

During my most recent optometry exam with a different optometrist (a woman, thank goodness) at the beginning of 2023, I again asked about the possibility of corrective surgery. She referred me to an ophthalmologist (also a woman!) who specializes in adult strabismus.

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Patrice Walker
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

I'm a Boomer who loves to write, crochet, explore metaphysics, & walk the beaches of O'ahu. Paywall-free links to my stories at https://ko-fi.com/patricewalker