Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Suffering from an Evil Eye

It's been a while since I've posted -- sorry about that. Truth is, life has been trucking along nicely. I had another night home alone and I'm starting to get used to the whirring, speaking, food contraption. Sometimes I think who needs Ellen when I've got that?

Except I do need Ellen. Today's rather sobering experience has brought it all home.

We visited the opthamologist this evening. Ellen has been going on and on about my left eye, which has changed colour over the past year or so. Maybe longer. I haven't thought much of it, but we asked Dr Caroline to look at it when we visited last month and she recommended we visit a specialist.

So today we saw Dr Chloe. And now it seems as though it might be something serious after all. Or at least it might lead to something serious. Melanoma of the iris - skin cancer of the eye! Dr Chloe says if it changes colour, goes darker, I might even need to have my eye removed!

What can you say to something like that? How would I go with only one eye? I've heard that cats can't judge distance when they only have eye. This makes leaping onto things hard. (It's hard when you're carrying a bit of extra weight as well!) And probably Ellen would make me stay inside all day, or maybe build me a cat run, instead of being able to go in and out as I choose. But maybe it would be OK . . .

There is a worse scenario of course, but let's not think about that.

I will add, however, that despite these devastating tidings, I behaved beautifully at the eye doctor today. Only one half-hearted swipe and a faint growl. Other than that, I was placid and very very very good. Dr Chloe might actually even like me. (I think it's far too late to make friends with Dr Caroline . . . I really did behave so very badly last time I saw her.)

Ellen is going to take a photo of my eye . . . I'll post it here when it's ready. Will keep you updated on the saga of my evil eye in true devilcat fashion. Is this karma?

2 comments:

Beth said...

Hmm, Chenna, yes, you with one-eye -- kind of piratety and spitting and biting. I dunno. Maybe you should've been meaner to that vet and you would've got better news? I mean, it got you out of the blood-letting, right? And on that topic -- how can you be overweight? I do remember when we had to give blood that I was considered a much better weight because I was heavier, not lighter, but heavier! I don't get these humans at all. Can't they make up their minds?

PS Hope the eye is okay!

Beth said...

Hmm, Chenna, yes, you with one-eye -- kind of piratety and spitting and biting. I dunno. Maybe you should've been meaner to that vet and you would've got better news? I mean, it got you out of the blood-letting, right? And on that topic -- how can you be overweight? I do remember when we had to give blood that I was considered a much better weight because I was heavier, not lighter, but heavier! I don't get these humans at all. Can't they make up their minds?

PS Hope the eye is okay!