2016 – Evelyn Hood Blog June 2nd
Many apologies to all my readers for the long silence. It wasn’t because I gave up writing – more a case of me falling under a spell cast by an extremely nasty fairy godmother.
The eighth Prior’s Ford book was ready to start a year ago, when I developed something called dry macular degeneration in my right eye, which happened to be my only seeing eye at the time. Macular degeneration causes a distortion in the eyesight and as if that wasn’t enough, it then turned to wet macular degeneration, which is more serious. Fortunately, three injections into the eye, one per month, saved my eye, but not enough to get back to writing. For that, to happen, I needed the removal of a long-term cataract in my left eye.
I was lucky enough to have this dealt with successfully by a fantastic surgeon, and for a few weeks it looked as though my problems were over – then the nasty fairy godmother intervened again will stop, When I finally reached the I was due to have an eye test and get new spectacles it turned out that the macular degeneration eye was suffering from a detached retina, which had to be operated on immediately. I can tell you from experience that two eye operations within eight weeks isn’t much fun!
At the moment my sight is still distorted and life is quite embarrassing because I don’t recognise people until we are practically rubbing noses. So far I haven’t actually rub noses with a stranger but it might yet come to pass!
Within the next month I hope to get another eye test leading to new spectacles and the opportunity to get back to work on the next Priors Ford book. All fingers crossed! I can’t wait!
Hopefully, my next blog will appear much sooner than this one has, and will carry some good news in it.
Until then, keep your fingers crossed for me and my eyes!
Love to all,