No, I’m not talking about Hillary Clinton.
Readers who have been around for a while know that I became afflicted with wet macular degeneration in my left eye back in March of 2013. The treatment for the condition involved injections through the sclera into the vitreous humor of the eye. For about six months I was pretty miserable, and then the treatments had the hoped-for effect — the new growth of blood vessels disappeared, and the distorted patch in my field of vision gradually receded and has now almost completely disappeared. The injections became less frequent, and finally stopped in the summer of 2014. Since then I’ve just had to go back to the retinal specialist at intervals to have my eye checked.
After a six-month gap, I went to see the eye doctor this afternoon. He was very pleased with my condition, and said that my retinas seem totally stable now. He told me I’m one of the small minority of macular degeneration patients whose condition is put into remission (my word, not his) by the injections.
He sent me off with a cheerful handshake and a reminder to stick to the AREDS-2 guidelines on vitamins and supplements for people with age-related eye disorders. My next visit will be in eight months, unless I develop alarming symptoms in the interim.
So this is very good news. After taking a break for a while this evening to let my pupils return to normal, I’m back in the saddle.
As for Hillary Clinton… On the way to and from the doctor’s I didn’t see a single Hillary lawn sign. The Republican lawns had signs for Trump and the Republican congressional candidate. The Democrat lawns had signs for the Democrat congressional candidate, and that was it. I didn’t see any Hillary bumper stickers, either.
I remember a profusion of Obama signs and bumper stickers back in 2008 and 20012. I don’t know what all this means, but it’s very unusual.