Now that I’m going to start teaching again, I have to get back to reading. I have to catch up on a lot of books that I’ll need to brush up on for class. I’ve had a difficulty reading since last year when my eyesight started to get bad. Reading has become difficult. Even reading on Twitter and on Facebook, the articles that people share, pose so much challenges for me. Because my eyesight is faulty, I mix letters and words and I end up having to read sentences twice or thrice because I mix words up.
I’ll be seeing a specialist soon on HIV retinopathy and hopefully glasses will help. I think I talked about this before: how I went to a doctor to find out what’s wrong with my eyesight and they told me I had HIV retinopathy and glasses won’t help because I have a lens problem and HIV retinopathy can’t be treated.
I left it at that because I had just gotten out of the hospital and I didn’t want to go back to doctors and I lived with this condition since 2010. It got better but my vision has not been 20/20 and now I have to stay really close to movie screens because I can’t see well. I have difficulty reading texts on screen so subtitles become challenging if I’m too far from the screen.
But I talked to Dr. Kate recently and she told me to see a specialist. I want to. I want my clear vision back. And if that means I’ll wear glasses then so be it. I need to read again. I need to watch movies clearly again, and plays.
I used to read a lot. I’d always be reading a book every month aside from all the movies and television shows and going out that I used to do. I want that back. I want to get back into fiction.
I want to start reading again.