October 2016 update: No one with a medical degree told me the cataracts I developed were from chemo. I just assumed they were. Until I started probing more. I keep a journal of meds, symptoms, etc. because I can’t remember what I took and when without writing it down. Looking back through the journal I noticed that my cataracts appeared within 6 weeks of starting once daily use of the inhaler Breo Ellipta. Breo lists cataracts and eye inflammation as side effects. Just sayin.
In addition to “chemo curls,” which I probably shouldn’t admit I’m starting to enjoy because now I look like every other old woman with short, gray hair, another fine parting gift chemotherapy gives you is cataracts. If not new ones, the rapid advancement of existing ones.
I had lens replacement surgery on my left eye this morning. Took ten minutes.
As the kidz say, O.M.G.
We’re going to have to move to a new house now because now I can see every speck of dirt in every worn corner of this old house.
Also, the wrinkles on my face. Where did those come from? Must be the new lens adjusting. It will clear up I’m sure.
Also, I think there’s any extra cat or two living here I didn’t see before.
Beats all, this modern medicine.