I am deeply touched by the number of good wishes I have received following my last post. I knew I had a good few blogger friends but hadn't realised quite how many of you there were! Thank you all so much. I managed to read all your comments by leaning close in to the screen and closing the left eye!!
Just to update you on the situation - I spent nearly an hour at the optometrist's on Tuesday afternoon undergoing a barrage of different tests and it seemed likely that the problem was a cataract and an appointment was made for me to see the consultant at the hospital. That was 5.00 pm Tuesday evening and on Wednesday mid-day I received a phone call to offer me an appointment for 9.00 am this morning (who says the NHS is rubbish and the waits interminable?!) Today I had further tests and the opthalmologist says that although there are cataracts (yes in the plural!) they are not causing the problem and she could find nothing to account for it so now I am awaiting a further appointment for a retinal scan to be done at Dorchester hospital. We must wait and see what that shows. In the meantime I can still drive as I can see but just not the fine detail - phew!
I am fine and we went for a lovely walk on the Quantocks yesterday with our neighbours - the views were amazing (would have been even better if I had been able to see clearly!). I am still finding using the computer hard work - typing is fine as I don't need to look for that though the proof reading might be another story. I will look forward to catching up with you all again soon.
Thank you again for all your good wishes.