Wednesday, June 05, 2013

I Didn't Mean to Leave You All Hanging...

Jeez, I guess it's been more than a little time off. I really expected to be back before now.

But I'm still not back. I have some kind of weird-ass eye problem that makes things blurry, to the point that I can't read (figures -- the one single enjoyment that has been with me consistently for the past 65 years...), so I've been off the computer for the most part. Except of course for certain websites that don't require a whole lot of "reading"... (Sarge, I'm looking at you.)

I've been hassling with my eye doctor for the last six weeks or so, and she keeps telling me that it's no big deal, natural part of the aging process, dry eyes, blah blah blah.

I keep telling her that she's wrong, of course. Even though I got my medical degree from watching St. Elsewhere and General Hospital, I know that this isn't normal.

So anyway, I'm still taking some more time off. Thanks to all of you who posted or emailed me to see if I was okay. Yes, I think I am, but I'd rather be better than just "okay". Or at least better than this level of just "okay"...

--The F Man


Sarge said...

Some side affects: fatigue, hot flashes, and pissing a lot! Well, you drink beer; you piss.

Finally bought me a Vietnam Vet hat. FM - short story on this -
April '75 when South VietNam went under. The US started Operation Frequent Wind - the withdrawl from Saigon.
Well, the VNAF took off out of Ton Shu Naut and Bien Hoa with anything they could get to fly and headed for the USAF base at U-Tapao. I was an air traffic controller there and it was a fucking madhouse - like a swarm of bees or something coming at you.
These wern't bees - F-5Fs, A-37s, A1E's, 130s, C-7s, C-47s - commercial airliners.
Anyhow, that included us (the controllers) in the operation and we got to put another campaign star on the Expiditionary Medal.
Later on , because we lost some people in the evacuation - Bill Clinton, upgraded that campaign star to a Vietnam Service Medal.
So, here my ass is - long retired and I get the Vietnam service medal in the mail from St Louis along with an amended DD 214.

Are you doing okay?



timr said...

So how come you haven't gotten a second opinion?

Susan Vento said...

Hi Farnsworth,

I have a quick question regarding your blog. If you could send me an email when you get a chance, I would greatly appreciate it!


the yellow fringe said...

Are you OK?

Emily Walsh said...

Hey! I have a quick question about your blog, could you email me at ewalsh @ when you have a chance? Thanks, Emily

Unknown said...

I really liked your post about "I Didn't Mean to Leave You All Hanging..."

Unknown said...

I hope you are feeling better and at least continue to post a little, as much as you can. We miss you!