The bad news is I’m losing my vision in one eye rather rapidly.
The good news is its a cataract.
The bad news is no one knows why I would suddenly grow a cataract in one eye at age forty.
The good news is that lots and lots of people have this surgery- almost half of people in the US have had it by age eighty.
The bad news is that they fix it with a knife.
The good news is that I get a corrective lens implant, meaning that in that eye I will have much, much better vision, even without glasses.
The bad news is, I’m a little afraid.
The good news is, I get to keep my sight.
The good news wins.