Eye Appointment

Eye Appointment

I was so worried about my left eye because of the floater I have had for a few months (since last summer it was noticed).  I had my eyes looked at and learned about peripheral vision.  When the girl examined my eyes and did the test to check peripheral vision, I had gotten a little anxious because she said I had some peripheral vision loss.  The questions popped up in my anxious mind “when did this happen?”, “am I going to go blind soon?”, and “how it can be?   I was a little scared that my sight was changing for the worse.  After the examination was over by the girl who was doing the initial tests, a resident doctor came in and examined my eyes after dilation took hold and explained about the membrane I had in the back on the eye.  More anxiety and confusion.  The thought “what is going on? Popped on my mind big time.  I could not wait to see Dr. K because he would explain away my anxiousness before I left for home.

With Dr. K, the appointment went just fine.  He explained the peripheral vision issue I was all of a sudden panicking about, telling me that I have had it ever since I was born due to brain injury that had caused cerebral palsy.  He also explained the membrane in the back of the left eye just like the resident doctor Dr. R did, and that Dr. K will keep an eye on it every year from now.  As far as my vision is concerned nothing has changed once again.  I have an understanding of what is happening, and I still see 20/20 in the L eye and 20/40 in the R eye.  Understandable…. I have had the same prescription since 2014.  Dr. K felt that since my eyes did not change enough for a new prescription.  I left within an hour thinking that I was going to be there for two hours and got home 9 minutes after the time my designated ride was for pick up after appointment was scheduled at 4:20 PM.

It Seemed to be One Big Storm

It Seemed to be One Big Storm

Oh my goodness gracious…I am glad to be home now!  I am glad I got home when I did.  I knew we were expecting a thunderstorm, but I did not know how severe it was going to be until I had gotten a weather alert on my trusty iPhone weather app that lets me know of severe weather coming my way in Janesville, Wisconsin.  The sky began to show lightning and Bing Crosby the Cat was sitting on my lap, and his demeanor was nervous as he looked outside until the hail began to fall down hard against the windows.  Poof, Bing Crosby the Cat bolted from my lap so fast that I did not see where he ran off to.  I dropped everything I was doing to go looking for him.  After failed attempts of finding Bing in any of his usual hiding spots, I finally decided to look more closely in the bathroom and found him lying on the shower floor underneath the shower chair.  What a smart cat!  I always told him to go hide in the bathroom when it stormed if he got scared, and there he was in the bathroom on the shower floor.  I never taught Bing this, but I did tell him he would be safe in the bathroom if he was scared of storms.

The storm scared me as well.  The hail that we had was frightening.  It came down so hard that I thought it was going to break the glass windows.  I was not planning on going to bed until the storm was over and Bing was not frightened anymore.  As far as our safety, I was leaving it up to God as the hail kept beating against the windows in the living room and bedroom as it sounded like it wanted to come into the apartment.  I, too, wanted to bolt into the bathroom shower and sit where it was not so noisy, but at the same time I knew I needed to be brave for Bing and myself, and of course God.