I mentioned previously that I had a detached retina in my right eye which required that I not read or write during the healing period. Watching video was permitted, but moving my eyes across a printed page would interfere with the healing process. The surgery was on October 4, 2010, and I am happy to report that this week I am fully recovered, and my sight in that eye is 20/25 which is an excellent outcome.
It has been almost 8 weeks that I have not been reading or writing. My son helped my through email by reading it to me and typing as fast as I could dictate, and text to speech applications help enormously in getting through day. But I am very grateful that I can read and write again after this long hiatus and happy to get back to work. This experience has given me much more understanding of the problems faced by any one who has a sight deficit and has to work on a computer all day along.
I want to extend a thanks to every one who supported me during this period with their positive thoughts and actions. It made the time go faster.