I’m seeing the eye doctor on Friday. After 3 years of suffering — and, finally a diagnosis — there’s a possible solution on the horizon. It’s a customized hard contact designed to fit my flat corneas snugly and hold them in place. It could change my life, something I’m very desperate for and extremely nervous about it. If it doesn’t work, my last option is a risky operation that my current surgeon won’t even perform. I’m near the end of my rope here. If you believe in prayer or the power of positive thoughts, please send them my way. I need some luck here!
Time for Poker
For the next 3 weeks I am focused on health by day and playing poker by night as I await my September job. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to spend this much time playing poker in Las Vegas (it seems I play more when I travel), and it’s good to get back into the game! I’m off to a decent start. And I’m quite proud that I’ve resisted alcohol for over 2 weeks now (alcohol is easy to come by when you’re gambling in a Vegas casino).
My plans haven’t changed much. Depending on how many adjustments are required for the contacts, I’ll be shoving off late September or early October. I’ll start with my random adventures in rural Nevada, work 10 days in Reno, play poker 2-3 weeks in the Tahoe area, settle in somewhere to store my home, and fly out to work either in Florida or North Carolina.
Beyond that, I’m planning to find snow for the holidays and apply for a January job in Atlantic City. I’m hoping home base will be somewhere nice in Northern California or the Oregon Coast.
I’m doing my very best not to do much planning for the rural Nevada portion of the journey. I really want to be completely spontaneous. However, I do know I’m going to see the Valley of Fire, some touristy Area 51 spots, and Mono Lake (CA?).