It feels longer than the 3 weeks since I’ve had the eye operation to reattach the retina in my left eye; time drags when you’re not occupied doing something creative – and lying in bed for 10 days was not fun.
I’m humbled by the numerous comments wishing me a speedy recovery. Thank you all, it was a real lift when I was feeling a bit down (i.e. sorry for myself). But some comments showed me that others have trod this, or a similar, path and have exited the other side all the better for it. All good.
If you want to understand more of what happened I found this excellent Spanish language (with subtitles) video. That’s not me on the operating table but could have been. And I do take issue with the statement that it is a painless operation – there was some serious discomfort at times – well they are sticking needles and stuff into your eyeball after all!
Anyway, towards the end of the 10 days’ bed-rest, I started thinking about what I could do without risking my healing eye. I had wanted to convert a nice battery-operated LED light outside my workshop to mains household electricity – well, USB power, anyway. Cheaper than buying something new, as repurposing something gives me a sense of satisfaction too. And no more expensive batteries.
So I videoed the entire project over a few days and that’s what I’m releasing as video #126. Also on GitHub. We do discuss a small amount of electronics (no spoilers) and it’s amazing how even the simplest project can take up an entire video. I’ll be interested in the reaction to this non-Arduino related video.
I’m hoping I can continue releasing my videos now, although truth be told my eye still doesn’t feel like it’s usual self. Odd, given that my vision is generally good. Ironically, the new glasses I have are now not strong enough for that eye, having had the prescription strength reduced by the optician about a month before all this happened. Coincidence?
The best thing to do is keep going. The medical prognosis this week was that the retina is flat and is healing well. So, I’m already thinking about my next video, triggered by a comment from one of my viewers – but that’s for next week, not this time.
Thanks for reading and see you in the next video (and no more talk about eyes or pirates)!