Thursday, March 8, 2012

YES, THANKFUL THURSDAY - a bit of good news from the mom

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,
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.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Awesome news. We are so happy for you an dhope your eye continues to improve. Hugs to you from us.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara,and Lightning

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

HOLY GWALK A MOLEY... THIS is some fangtastic News fur SURE. What a surprise and how strangely it occurred... Poor doctors.. they just don't know the REAL stuffs in this world.

There be some REAL PAWers out here fur REAL.

I am sooooo very much happy fur you!

Anonymous said...

Great news Kim... hope it's all smooth sailing from here on out.
Tank's Asst.

Anonymous said...


*crosses paws that it stays that way*


JacksDad said...

Well that is good news! And sometimes any good news is good news!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Very very good news. We'll all keep our paws crossed that this improvement continues forever!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Sounds good....hope it gets better and better from this point forward
Benny & Lily