I apologize in advance that this post is not about Colorado travel or a Colorado festival, but I felt it must be written in order to let everyone know what the heck is going on and why the Mayor is being so unusually quiet.
It’s going to be a ghost town around here for the next five days or more. This was 100% unplanned. In fact, I’m supposed to be in Pueblo at the Colorado Festivals & Events Association Conference giving several presentations this week.
From the age of 10 to 20, I went through a series of eye surgeries. Six major surgeries, lots of laser work and tons of shots in the eye (yes, these are as bad as they sound). As a result I have a lot of hardware in my eye and am very lucky to see as well as I do, which is quite badly from my left eye and quite well from my right eye.
However, this past weekend I ended up in the local ER with hazy vision and after they consulted with my eye specialist in Denver, I was immediately sent to the ER at University of Colorado Hospital to see the on-call ophthalmologist.
The result of all of this crazy hospital hopping is that I’m having surgery on my right eye (also known as my “good eye”) tomorrow. I’m more than a little freaked out and I’m very sad to be missing the conference and my trip to Pueblo, which has been planned for sometime now.
I don’t have lenses inside my eyes like normal people, so I’m a full time contact lens wearer and haven’t even bothered getting glasses, therefore I’m going to be blind for the days following this surgery. As many of you know, I do own a German Shepherd, unfortunately she’s not a seeing eye dog.
Anyway, I’m not exactly sure how long I’m going to be out of commission, but believe me, I will be back to this blog and social media just as soon as I possibly can. I’m already experiencing withdrawals just thinking about not being able to post on my HeidiTown Facebook page or Twitter every day.
Please don’t feel too bad for me, I’m already throwing myself a pretty spectacular pity party. You might want to keep my husband, Ryan, in your thoughts, because he’s the one who will have to deal with me for the next week or so and act as my seeing eye guy. I’m not always the happiest of campers in these sorts of situations, so if you’d like to leave sympathies, leave them for Ryan. 🙂
In the words of Arnold, “I’ll be back.”
Hopefully this hiatus will be very, very brief.