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July 2, 2008

Stop Reading! Doctor’s Orders

Category: All Posts,Random Thoughts,Stories of Life – Rose – 1:42 pm

On Sunday morning I woke up with a very irritated eye. It was blood red, almost like I had scratched it. I thought maybe there was some sort of particle in my eye and I rubbed it red in my sleep. It didn’t feel like anything was still there so I used some Visine and figured it would get better. Today it was still bad so I went to the doctor thinking maybe I had some new-found allergies. After questioning me and examining my eye the doctor asked, “do you read a lot?” To which I replied, “ahh yes.” It seems that all the reading I have been doing recently caused muscle strain which then caused blood vessels to burst. He gave me drops, told me I had to take a bit of a break in reading and needed to rest my eyes.

Who ever heard of such a thing? It’s not what you want to hear when you are on a reading schedule of 75 pages a day so you can finish course work…hmm, maybe I can get Rich to read to me:)


  1. Seriously, you could. Lowell described how he set up a reading team for his reading requirements (I think he has dyslexia?). He read some content, but assigned content to others to read and summarize to him. Since you’re responsible for understanding the *content*, but not necessarily reading every word – that’s a doable alternative, I’d think šŸ™‚

    Comment by Pat — July 2, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

  2. Really, do you think it would be kosher? I will ask Winn.

    Comment by rose — July 2, 2008 @ 3:36 pm

  3. Well, Lowell did it. I think that’s a good precedent to follow šŸ™‚

    Comment by Pat — July 6, 2008 @ 10:33 pm

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