Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

My Mother

My mother has taken to handing the paper across the kitchen table and asking me to explain stories to her. I take this as an indication that she can no longer read normal newsprint.

If this is the case then her eyesight has deteriorated quite a bit in the past few weeks.

However- living as she does in an eternal present- I don't believe she realises there's been a change.

We're taking her this afternoon to the eye clinic at Maidstone hospital. Perhaps they can clarify matters. The treatment they're giving her is supposed to halt macular degeneration. I doubt that it's working. I fear it may even be making things worse.

Another thing: she used to be picky about the TV she watched. Now she's happy to spend the afternoon watching- or dozing through- quiz shows.

But sometimes she surprises us. Yesterday she asked us about the pronunciation of the word "sloth" because she reckoned the presenter had mispronounced in a programme she'd watched the day before. 
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