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Nationals 2020: Competing With New Eyes

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on November 9, 2020

Previously: My reflections on being able to see for the first time in 2 years. Gil, Doss, and I got three days to actually shoot at our field before Nationals. And that was the first time I had shot after my cataract surgery. I had not shot since last year’s Nationals, since I couldn’t see, so I had to go through a learning curve. We worked on a new move called the challenge move and that was about all we did. I spent ... Read more…

My Cataract Journey (Part 3: The Second Surgery)

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on September 10, 2020

Read Part 1 and Part 2 The second surgery is done, and what a difference they’ve made in my life. I really didn’t realize how bad my vision was until I could see. The first one went so well, with no expectations, and I thought this one would be the same. But even though I was already comfortable with the process of putting a gown over my clothes and getting the anesthesiologist ready to give me a relaxer, i... Read more…

My Cataract Journey (Part 2: In Limbo)

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on August 6, 2020

In her first post, Vicki talked about the lead-up to her cataract surgery. In this post, she goes through the week following the surgery on the left eye. The afternoon after surgery I went home and did nothing but keep the eye open for a while until it got tired. So, I spent most of the afternoon listening to the TV and relaxing.The discharge instructions said no water in the eye, so showering became interesting. I fig... Read more…

My Cataract Journey (Part 1)

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on July 27, 2020

In 2018, my eye doctor told me I was developing a cataract on my left eye, but at that point it was not bad enough to do anything about it. In early 2019, I knew my vision in my left eye was getting worse, but I thought it wouldn’t bother me. Boy, was I wrong about that.Last July, when we went for our yearly visit, I couldn’t make out anything with my left eye because the vision had deteriorated so much. But because th... Read more…

Here it is day 3,080 of quarantine or so it feels like an...

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on May 12, 2020

Here it is day 3,080 of quarantine or so it feels like anyway.  We have had the office closed down since March 20 and have been spending our time cleaning out boxes of stuff. We moved into that office in August 2003 and there were boxes up there that still had the moving company numbers on them.  Those were the first to go.  After a few weeks the county opened up the outside ranges so at least we could do some tea... Read more…