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RE: cataracts--can't drive very far


From: Hillmer, Jan (HillmJan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Sep 28 2004 - 13:28:54 PDT

Jean, I remember a quilt show from about 5 yrs ago - a woman created a quilt about the before and after of her cataract surgery - it was so amazing! You sound like you are taking it in stride, and we will keep you on our thoughts and prayers come November.

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        From: Jean Womack []
        Sent: Sun 9/26/2004 10:23 PM
        To: ArtsEdNet Talk
        Subject: cataracts--can't drive very far

        Sorry to bother you with such depressing news. I have cataracts and now
        driving has become hazardous. So I am no longer driving into San Francisco
        and back. I'm just driving to the transit station and taking BART and the
        muni bus. That cuts down on the number of schools I can go to in San
        Francisco. So I am just going to substitute for the ones on the east side,
        where I know how to get there on public transit, instead of all over the
        city. I have to turn down jobs and there is no way for me to tell them the
        reason why I am turning them down, or for me to ask how to get there on the
        They say that Monet did his best work as he was going blind, but this is
        awful! I do feel as if I have to see it all and paint it all right now
        before I lose my vision completely!
        There's a lot of glare and I can't read at all with my right eye. I'll have
        the first surgery in mid November. But people say it is generally a very
        successful operation.
        Jean Womack
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