So the past few weeks dealing with my eye has been like a roller coaster. Well not exactly since things kinda seemed to be getting a little worse each week – yes, weekly eye doc appointments – either with my local eye doc or the specialist. Almost a month ago, my good eye (the one with the cornea transplant and the only one with any vision) developed a small – about the size of a pencil point) epithelial defect or skin tear on the surface of the cornea – my specialist didn’t seem overly concerned, even when it was a little worse the next week when I saw my local eye doc (these two compare notes so each knows at all times what is going on). And even the third week, when again it was a little bigger, my specialist tried to downplay MY concern – and this is a good thing. He was more matter of fact – it’s like this is reality and we know how to deal with it. I accept this as reality (I have to because I have been living with my eye condition for over 30 years out of my 50+ life) except I still get more concerned, angry, depressed – you name it, I get it. Ok, so the worst was last week and the bandage contact lens I was suppose to be wearing – it “appeared” to be out so they put a new one in. So yesterday, I had an appointment with my local eye doctor he removed the contact I had in my eye then proceeded to look through whatever it is you call those exam microscopes. He took a little extra time and said my eye was looking good then he took the machine away from me so he could take out the SECOND contact lens – yes, I had been wearing TWO contact lenses. Last week when the nurse tried to remove the old one, she couldn’t find it – she had some trouble getting a new one to stay put and now we know why. Well, evidently wearing TWO contacts just might not have been a bad thing after all – this week,
THE DEFECT WAS GONE!
Both of my eye docs were totally blown away by this – they thought if anything, MAYBE slightly improved but probably not. (And we in Blogville KNOW the power of prayer – sorry docs but all your knowledge and expertise ain’t nuthin’ without God with it – my true belief ). And so where do I stand with this – right now it is better and that is what I am trying to live with – I have no idea what things will be like tomorrow, next week and especially not next year. I know where I want my vision problems to be – GONE –VANISHED – DISAPPEAR FOREVER! I wrote that in my journal and now here. But like that reality stuff, I really have no idea and I’m trying to live that part of my life like my dogs – one day at a time. Yes, this moment in time is all we can be certain of. Only God knows for certain what lies ahead.
And with that, I am out of here for now. Hopefully the Beaglebratz will be here next time – I hope within a day or so.