Monday, November 22, 2010

Eye Problems... Again

Some of you out there have probably noticed that I haven't been blogging with the frequency I once did. And if you are an editor or publisher, you've likely figured out that I haven't exactly have been as prolific with my horror-writing during the past few months. The same goes for my backlog of email and the foreboding amount of books in my to-be-read pile.

Truth of the matter is, I've been having eye problems... again. It's that danged, old left one, too; the one I had surgery on in the spring of 2009. Over the past eight months I've developed a rather nasty cataract that has progressed at an alarming rate and, currently, I'm pretty much blind in that eye, only able to see shadow and light. Also my loss of focus in my left eye has thrown it off kilter again and it's been wandering all over creation, like a pack of coon hounds off the leash.

Anyway, I'm going under the knife tomorrow morning in Nashville at 9:15 AM to get the problem taken care of. Hopefully, tomorrow's procedure will give me decent sight in that eye once again and, in turn, straighten it back out. And, as a result from seeing in 3-D again, I should grow alot more prolific with the Southern horror and more sociable as far as my blogging, emailing, forum-posting, etc. are concerned.

If you're the praying kind, say a little one for Ol' Ron when you get up in the morning and, if you ain't, some good thoughts and vibes sent my way would be greatly appreciated. The thought of someone taking a scalpel to my eyeball tends to rattle my cage a bit and who knows what might happen. The doctor might sneeze or fart at just the wrong moment.

Anyhow, I just wanted to let you folks know what was going on. If you're P.O.'d at me for failing to return your email or meeting a writing deadline, hopefully you won't take a cue from Poe's "Tell Tale Heart" and end up burying me beneath the floorboards... even if I do have the accursed "vulture eye" for it.