Where Has The Jewish Lady Been?


Observant readers might’ve noticed that the blog has been quiet lately—really quiet, I haven’t posted for an entire week! (That’s the longest stretch ever since I started blogging.) Mind you, this wasn’t by choice; I was under strict orders not to use the computer, read, drive, or do anything that required intensive eye focus.

It all started last Monday. I woke up with a strange sensation in my right eye (fluttery, lid spasms, and very sore). Many of you know that I’ve been experiencing this on and off since 2014. Sometimes the eye is better, other times, it’s worse. Monday was much, much worse. In addition to all of the uncomfortable symptoms I’ve been dealing with, a new problem popped up: a slight gray dot in my vision. It doesn’t happen constantly, mainly just in bright light/glare, but it’s unpleasant and kind of scary. I called my doctor immediately and he thinks it’s probably a harmless floater combined with severe muscle strain. I’m going in for tests in April and will know more then.

Needless to say, this has thrown my life into chaos. Not being able to do everyday things that I usually take for granted has been so hard. There have been many moments of tears and despair. I’m feeling a little better now, and I can see, obviously, but the right eye is definitely not the way it should be. I also have constant headaches and wobbly balance because my vision is off.

One of the things that I’ve missed the most is blogging. Getting to create new posts, share fun things, and interact with my readers is what gives me so much joy! I really do love all of you and it’s so nice to be back.

For the time being, there may be a lack of new content. I’ll probably be on social media less and I may not be answering emails as promptly. Even though I feel so guilty about this, getting rest and focusing on my health has to come first.


I would love to hear advice/kind words from anyone who has time and prayers are especially appreciated!

15 thoughts on “Where Has The Jewish Lady Been?

  1. Julie Wood

    I am sorry to hear about your eye! I had an eye problem last week, and it is really scary when your eyes have health problems!! I will be praying for you and pray that your eye is healed and you are back to normal!

      1. Julie Wood

        It had a terrible allergic reaction to my mascara. I am not wearing mascara anymore. My eye is all better, but it was swollen and red around the eye and hurt!

        1. The Jewish Lady Post author

          OMG, that is awful! What brand was it and was it made in China? I’ve heard cosmetics made there can be contaminated with lead. I use Rimmel mascara and I’ve never had a problem. Scary!

  2. Sandy Cain

    שמע ישראל, ה ‘אלוקינו, ה’ אחד!

    May the one who blessed our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, bless and heal those who are ill ,The Jewish Lady blogger. May the Blessed Holy One be filled with compassion for their health to be restored and their strength to be revived. May God swiftly send them a complete renewal of body and spirit, and let us say, Amen.

  3. Delores Harris

    Get well soon, I miss your posts but health comes first. A little strange your doctor’s appointment is so far off. Think he would want to rule out a retinal detachment which would need to be treated immediately.

    1. The Jewish Lady Post author

      I was really worried, but he didn’t seem to think it was an emergency situation. I wish I could’ve gone in right away, but 4/4 was the first available. I’m definitely not getting any worse so I don’t think it’s anything dire. Not sure though. So stressful!

  4. Jeffrey

    Do you have eye glasses that are designed to provide less eye strain for when you are on the computer? I know someone who had such eye glasses made and it has helped. Also take “eye” breaks to read your eyes at least 3 times each hour you are on the computer.

    This should, I hope help.

    1. The Jewish Lady Post author

      I do try to take breaks, blink, look away—all the recommended advice. I wear glasses/contacts, but not the special kind for the computer. I will look into that at my dr. appt. Thanks for that tip!

  5. Carol

    I understand your fears. I have eye issues and I know only too well how you are feeling. You will be in my prayers. Thank you for all that you do for us.

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