Okay, I'm a little behind schedule.
No return of the dastardly lymphoma, so I'm given a clean bill of health from my radiation oncologist for another year. Whee!
Alas, the news isn't all good. The eye exam has confirmed that my vision is deteriorating, partly because I'm an old fart. My vision is now about 20/50, down from its teenage high of 20/15. Annnnnnnnd the cataract has started. Right now it's a small patch of fuzziness in my vision in my right eye. It's just about right in the center, too. So far, it's only really annoying when looking at bright objects, such as small text on computer screens and projected movies. The prognosis is that it's going to get worse over the next year, to the point where most of my vision in that eye is going to get fuzzy. Worse, the cataract will scatter light, which means the headlights of oncoming cars will essentially wash out the vision in that eye.
It's easily correctable. They replace the lens with an implant and no more cataract. You can even get bifocals! I asked about telescopic, but sadly no. It takes about 15 minutes and the surgery is so routine they don't do it in a hospital, but rather an office park nearby. It's really just a hassle.
Once again, if you have to get cancer, do it my way. It sure beats some of the other ways.
If there is one thing a remote-controlled, silent and unseeable surveillance/killing machine needs, it’s more whimsy. -- Marcus