I went for an eye test at the opticians. My mother booked it and a Christmas bottle of Penderyn was dependent on my compliance. So I went. Yes, bribes work.
My last visit was 2006 which is why my records are still paper ones and why I didn’t recognise any of the staff in there. It’s also why my current glasses show signs of deep corrosion. Nonetheless, I passed the eye test and am now legally licensed to look at things.
One eye has not changed at all and the other is a bit less short sighted than before. I have no sign of cataracts or glaucoma, in fact there is nothing wrong with my eyes at all. I think I actually scared the young technician on the peripheral vision test. Someone my age should not be getting that score.
Just like the rest of me. I take no medication and have no sign of any of the smoking, drinking or diet related illnesses even though I have steadfastly ignored all NHS advice for all of my life. Deep fried battered haggis dipped in curry sauce is a favourite of mine but it’s definitely not on the approved list.
So the question is, am I an anomaly or am I normal? I suspect I am normal but the NHS don’t want to admit it. I’m not profitable for the Pharmers.
I hope there are others out there driving the NHS mad. It’s a big job on my own.
If I have to though, I’ll do it anyway.