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A long time ago, my sophomore English teacher, Father William Campbell, saw something in my writing and predicted that I would someday become a newspaper columnist. He suggested the perfect title for my column--"Leaves of the Palm." Now that I have a little extra time on my hands I've decided to put Father Campbell's prediction to the test. I'm going to start using this blog site not just to reprint opinion pieces I've published elsewhere but to try to get more of my ideas and opinions out there. Feedback is welcome. To find out more about me, please check out my Web site: www.EdwardFPalm.com (Click on any of the photos below for an enlarged view.)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Under Suspicion

Good news--I think:  My ophthalmologist, who has been treating me for glaucoma for the past year, finally sent me to a specialist, and she has downgraded me from a "glaucoma sufferer" to a "glaucoma suspect."  I am to keep taking my Travatan drops and to come back for a recheck in six months.  Perhaps at that time, if I have continued to improve, she will downgrade me again--from "glaucoma suspect" to "glaucoma person of interest."
     You never know!  I may just beat this rap yet.--EFP
P.S.  I wonder if, like Emerson, I can now claim to have become "a transparent eyeball"?  

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