Yesterday was a day of contrast- lots of tests and probing and bright lights and discussion and discomfort- but finally, joyful news. My retina was torn , not detached, and the doctor was able to repair it with laser surgery. I’m already home and feeling confident that my vision will be restored within a few weeks. It’s already an improvement over the fog I was looking through on Friday!
I was also amused and blessed by a strange event yesterday. The doctor had me prepared for the surgery and I was on the table, trying to relax, when he loudly said, “Uh oh!” and there was the smell of burning wires. Now I’m not a doctor, but that didn’t seem good to me! LOL Apparently the laser machine chose that moment to quit. I was ushered back out to the waiting room while they consulted their technical service. They determined that the machine couldn’t be repaired in time to help me, so I was sent back to Plano, a few miles north, to one of their other offices. That turned out to be a blessing, because the doctor makes visits to Sherman and will do my follow-ups there! Much more convenient and closer to home.
Yesterday was also my chance to confirm my dislike of cities. Oh, they are fascinating! They are filled with wondrous places to visit. They are monuments to the creative ingenuity of architects. But they are also crowded and frantic. I much prefer people in gatherings of 25,000 or less! I’m a firm believer in living where you find peace and comfort. For me, that’s a small town. We proved to ourselves yesterday that if there is anything we need in the city we can go get it and come back home!
Gary is working the late shift today, so we are going to go to WalMart one last time to grab a couple of things we didn’t think we’d need. Then we are both home for the next two days. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!