Sunday, September 16, 2007

Back In A Bit

On Tuesday I'm having laser surgery on my right eye again. I've ended up with a bit of presbyopia after having the first operation about a year ago so it's going to be re done. The right eye first, then perhaps the left eye if it's needed at a later date.

Then I'll be stuck in bed I guess, for a few days, perhaps longer. And I know that I'll be as bored as a cucumber and as frustrated as one of Darwin's housemates. Reading isn't a viable option, listening to music is hard without vision. I was amazed about this but it's true, unless I'm happy to lie there and trust the shuffle song thing on the iPod, which I found hard to do last time.

Even blogging is probably out as an option, again the eyesight thing kicks into play and makes it impractical. Drum practice is feasible, my electronic kit is permanently set up so I won't have to worry about that, but with dodgy vision and the tiredness it induces I'm not sure if I'll feel like it, even me.

I've got two songs to learn for the covers band; a town called Malice by the Jam and Times like these by the Foos. Both are songs I love, quirky, interesting and challenging in terms of recreating the feel.

So things will probably be bit quiet around the London, Lanka and drums neck of the woods. I shall return, hopefully with a right eye that Steve Austen would be proud of, maybe a bit of running in slow motion too.

See you in a bit.

18 comments:

Darwin said...

Goodluck with the surgery, hope it goes off well:)

You should download some podcasts from now on to keep you company perhaps?

Dili said...

Good Luck RD. Stay safe, stay outta trouble and be back ASAP. Cheers to a successful butcher job :)

Angel said...

Hey... good luck for the op! Don't worry, you'll be back drumming and blogging in no time! I guess you might as well use the enforced rest to totally relax, right?

cerno said...

All the very best with the surgery.

Wish you a quick return to the blogosphere. Its going to be odd without seeing your posts for a while. I'm sure the break and the experience will get the blogging voice in your head to be quite productive. :)

Never heard of Presbyopia till now. Something that I think those of us who stare at computer screens for a living should be more aware of.

Lastly a link for those too young to get the Steve Austen reference ;)

poojitha said...

Use mobile blogging dud, wish u good luck

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Darwin - That's a great idea, I think I'll do that.

Angel - Yes I'm actually looking forward to the enforced rest bit.

Cerno - Thanks for the Steve Austen links, I was wondering who else is old enough to remember his greatness

Poojitha - It will be of no use as I won't be able ro see the PC!

ALL - Thanks so much for the wishes. I'm touched.

Indyana said...

Good Luck!

Java Jones said...

Hey RD - Hope it all goes smooth and you'll be back posting in no time at all.

We be missin yo ass!

SpectralCentroid said...

Be back soon mate

sach said...

hey hey, hope I'm not too late to say good luck. take care.

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Bloody Hell!!

Thanks so much, I feel a bit like the blogger who cried "laser surgery".

It's not until Tuesday and is honestly relatively minor as operations go. It was much more serious when I had my penis shortened.

Thanks all.

enTRpy said...

Good luck with the surgery and hope you'll be back blogging soon.

Gowri said...

Good luck and take care of yourself. Does laser eye surgery hurt????? how long are you suppose to rest. I am tired of having to deal with my contact lenses so wondering if i should get surgery done.

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Gowri - Thanks. No it doesn't hurt, the actual surgery I can only describe as slightly uncomfortable and the recovery varies according to the type of treatment and the patient. I was sick of the hassle of wearing contact lenses and the difference with good vision really is incredible.

Lady divine said...

Good luck with the surgery!!!
and do take loads of care....

Anonymous said...

I heard you snipped too much off with the other op... just a rumour.

N said...

hope the surgery works out well! tc mate...

T said...

im a bit late but.. hope it went well!