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How They Suffer

This song is by Swans and appears on the Double CD Soundtracks For The Blind (1996).

It's not as much a deterioration fact it's the disease I have which er, uh, the- the right eye is blind as you know.
And that was done, er, unfortunately as- as a result of a detached retina.
And the retina they could never splice together.
They tried to seal it together and couldn't, and told me I'd lose my eyesight at that y'know, o- o- o- short or long term I would lose it.
And unfortunately ... er the ... retinal er ah er a retinal det- detachment started in my left eye, my good eye, which I still have today.
And it was the result of glaucoma ... and ... a retinal ... not detachment but a retinal ... er, er, I don't know what the hell they call it, it's er ... that does it.
Today er zer zer I am what they call legally, because of this retinal problem and er glaucoma, er, I- I'm what they call ... erm ... legally blind.

Today I do not have a fever, I feel about the same as I ... did yesterday.
I- I'm trying to eat a little better, so I can get stronger.
(You exercising?)
I'm exercising by just walking around the, around the house.
Went out in the yard just Wednesday.
(You have a headache?)
No, I don't think I have a headache.
(A little dizzy, today?)
Maybe slightly dizzy.
(You feel weaker? Or stronger than you did yesterday?)
Just o- just overnight I don't seem to be much different over one, over one night yesterday to today.
Takes a little bit longer than that.
(Any aches and pains anywhere? Or on when you fell? Or when you fell on your heater, having your exercise?)
Well, that's the, that's sore, about where I fell on the heater.
Here, well I guess here.
(Where is that?)
I dunno what you call that.
(Ain't it hurt when you breathe)
[Cough, cough] It hurts a little bit when I breathe in a little deeply.
(D'you sleep at all?)
Well if you're asleep you can't tell whether you're asleep.

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