Yay! Good news! This is my interpretation of what the doctor said and even though it is probably totally wrong, you’ll get the picture . . maybe.
When I was there on July 3, the “thing” that had come loose was still attached to my retina. It was like a string of yarn just floating but still nailed down at the retina. During the few days following that visit, the wavy yarn thing became a circle and it almost looks just like the shape of an eyeball. What happened was . . the wavy yarn thing became detached from the retina and connected its ends into the circle. The circle is now a “floater” and will probably always be there.
The good news is . . when it became detached from the retina, it did not tear the retina, as sometimes occurs. A tear would have let to eye surgery.
Think about it like this . . you have a string hanging from your garment . . you tug at it and it breaks right at the edge of the garment. No harm done. Or, you might pull on it and the seam rips and you have to repair the seam. Make sense?
Anyway, I was real happy to get some good news. I desperately (as you might imagine) needed good news!
Thank you all for the thoughts, prayers, notes and offers to come and help me. We’re going to be just fine but we will both be glad when things return to “normal” around here.