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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Yet Another Eye Exam



Are you getting sick of my stories of my eyes? This one, I thought was funny. I don't know why it tickles me but it does. It is just better to laugh right?  I am so blessed really, to live in 2014. Today was more testing.
I have had my eyes looked at, and bright lights shined into them and today had them poked with a sharp stick with a red light. 


Today the doctor that did the testing was a very nice man. When he came in, the first thing he said, was,
" What are you doing in here for cataracts, you are too young." Right off the bat I liked him.
 I put my eye up to the screen then he leaned around the machine, and looked at me with a shocked look on his face. He said, " Oh, My Gosh! Did you drive here yourself? How in the world do you do anything, you are blind, you are too young to have cataracts this bad."  After asking me tons of questions what he finally thought it was was radiation from being out in the garden without sunglasses or a hat and the glare out there has hurt my eyes really bad.


My eyes were so bad that he couldn't use that machine so he had to use a different one. He had to get more readings. The nurses were so kind and every time I had a question they would explain to me what things meant and they showed me the lens that they will  put in my eye. They showed me how the surgery works,  as I was a bit rattled. You know like, I know my eyes were bad but I manage to get every thing done. I was kind of jumpy driving home.


  I got home I had so many things I was thankful for, like living now when they can fix my eyes.
Having doctors who have machines that can give exact readings.
Being able to function in spite of being blind.
Having people who pray for me and give me verses just when I need them and I can feel the prayers.
Being happy that very, very soon I will be able to see again. I know this will sound odd, but I am so very, very thankful I am not crazy. You see, for so long I have thought I was crazy. I thought I whined too much and complained to myself when I couldn't do simple things anymore.
I am so thankful it isn't my imagination.

The biggest thing of all is, feeling so dumb because I would make so many mistakes doing counted cross stitch. Do you know how dumb I felt because I would spend more time ripping out? I did find today, I took a embroidery thing to work on in the doctors office. I can embroider so that helps with the needle withdrawal.
Apparently I shouldn't be able to do that either. That is what makes me tickled, even with the machines saying one thing, God has been so gracious to me not to take away these things I love. I think it is just one of those little things that maybe wouldn't mean much to most people but to me, I feel really special. I am very thankful for it all.


Thank you for listening to me and reading these silly posts. I really feel I have been given a gift. It makes me stop and count  my blessings one by one. . My eyes will be going from a old black and white T.V. set with rabbit ears to pick up stations to a flat screen 52 inch HDTV. That was how they explained it to me.

Have a lovely Wednesday,

~Kim~

 Rejoice always,  pray continually,  give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) 
(My Life verse)

32 comments:

  1. Holy Cow Kim, you've been driving and they are that bad? I can't wait until you get this fixed and can see in vivid HD technicolor. You will feel like a new woman

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  2. You are a very 'special' lady. I am so happy that you will be having surgery that will fix your eyes!

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  3. Oh I write this with such great joy in my heart! Congratulations on finding someone who has the answers for your eyes and your mind. WAHOOOOO!!!

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  4. So glad there are kind, capable people taking care of you! Can't wait to hear that you are seeing in color again!! :-)

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  5. i really love your great outlook. 'tis true. we live in a medically modern world. :)

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  6. I can't wait to read your blog when you get your vision back. You will be dancing for sure. Your vision became bad so gradually that it fooled your brain for so long.

    I hope that you won't have to wait long for the procedure.
    I can't believe that you drove the car when you are so blind. Let someone else drive, please.

    I'm glad you found a nice doctor.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  7. I am so pleased to know you have found a wonderful physician who understands your needs. After reading this post I feel you are in good hands, do you have a date for surgery? Know I am thinking of you as well as keeping you in my prayers. We grannies have to stick together and be each other's moral support... I love your snowman rug, you did a wonderful job...he put a smile on my face...Hugs from Maine...

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  8. I am so glad to catch up with you Kim. I'm really sorry you've had so many problems with your eyes, but like you said, it's so wonderful that they can do so much now to fix those things. When do you have it done?? I'll be praying for the whole thing, and that your vision will be so good you will feel like dancing!

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  9. Sorry you have had so much trouble but so glad you will have your eyes fixed soon. You will be in my prayers and before long you will be seeing better than ever!

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  10. I've wondered if my eyes will be damaged from growing up there in the valley and never learning to wear dark glasses. My eyes are deep-set, but I've heard that they can actually get sunburned....so far nothing like that, but your story is a warning to me...

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  11. Haha I like how they explained it! Well, you are making me really nervous with your stories of driving around... I will be glad when you having shiny new eyes!

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  12. Wow, that's amazing. You've just coped and coped for so long! Will you have to garden in sunglasses and a hat now? :-)

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  13. I'm so glad for you...like you said...that we live in a time when doctors can help you, and your vision will soon be restored! I see all the detailed work that you do, and I'm amazed, from what you are telling us! Soon, Kim...soon! :)

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  14. I am soo excited for you to get this done! Goodness, you do SOO much and yet you are practically blind. Yes, God is soo good!

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  15. Lord have mercy!
    I have been forcing myself to wear sunglasses for the last couple of years, dreading thinking the same thing might happen to me. It has not but I am much more careful about my eyes than I used to be. hugs and prayers!

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  16. Wow....is all I can say. And when the Doctor said, "he thought it was was radiation from being out in the garden without sunglasses or a hat and the glare out there has hurt my eyes really bad". That sure is a warning for all. I think the sun has been getting much brighter.

    I think you are in good hands....Jesus is leading you and guiding you into paths of righteousness. Your gonna see a miricle girl...how exciting. Jesus is gonna put spittle on his fingers and touch your eyes and you are going to see again!!!

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  17. Oh I am so sorry you have to go through this but the thought of your new 52 inch HDTV viewing is a wonderful thing for you. I know many who have had this surgery with incredible results. Take care and you are going to love the new TV:) HUGS B

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  18. Yes Kim, I know exactly what you mean about the blessing of living in 2014 and how good God is to bear with us and still bless us!
    So excited for you to view in glorious color!

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  19. How exciting it is to be living in today's time when doctors will be able to correct your vision. Bless you, Kim! xo Nellie

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  20. Wow, Kim. I'm so thankful that you are going to have the surgery soon. Amazing.

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  21. Kim ~ I am NOT getting tired of hearing of your progress. It is such a wonderful thing to hear how they are going to help you. I am so thankful that you will receive what you need in order to rev up to an HDTV. Look out world Kim is coming and she will be here in living color ~

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  22. hehe...loved the comparison between your eyes and the t.v.!! Wait till you see what you've been missing!!

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  23. As I started reading I was saying to myself...oh my!!, look what all she has done with bad eyes! Girl you do more than I do! I am so thankful for technology that will give you back your sight. I am rejoicing with you. So sorry you have had to go through this, but also so thankful for all of God's provision through this season and the healing that comes soon.

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  24. What a terrific attitude you have! I am so excited for you to regain your sight. Yes, you (and all of us) are so blessed to live in a time when cataracts can be fixed. I look forward to your posts about your eyes. Do you have a surgery date yet?

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  25. Don't you just love really kind and funny people ??
    You have to appreciate them. I love your positive courageous way about yourself. Wonderful. Good things are before you.
    Rose

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  26. Hi Kim, I am so sorry you are having these problems, I had mixed emotions while reading this post, I was sad because I know how valuable our eye sight is and of what you have gone through, as I went through something similar a few years ago, at first the Dr. thought it was just me, but after several exams he realized the problem and it was fixed. I liked the way you put it, from a black and whilte to a big color flat screen.
    I am rejoicing with you as you have trusted God, and He is going to get it fixed, Your faith has and is always such an encouragement to me! I can hardly wait to see what your beautiful hands will now create!
    I am also feeling sad, because of my absence from blogging I missed not being able to pray specifically for you, and for that I am so sorry, I now will know how to pray, I have so missed blogging and you I am hoping to be able to reconnect with my friends! What little time I had I was trying to set up a facebook account, but found I didn't connect like I do with blogging, blogging is so much more personal, and I like it better, for now I am going to try to do both.Sweet blessings to you dear friend.
    Sue

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  27. I'm SO glad that you are going to get your cataracts removed ... I cannot wait to hear about how much better you see.

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  28. Same thing happened to my dad (only he is older than you!) They told him he was about legally blind, and he didn't even realize it. Surgery was easy peasy and he was so happy with the results. Prayers for the same results for you!

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  29. I agree with Kim. It's really surprising to hear that you can drive with cataracts! Wow, you got some amazing eyes! Anyway, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the surgery will be successful. You write beautifully and take good pictures. You deserve to keep your sight!

    Natalia Campos @ PrimaryCareAK.com

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  30. I am so happy that you have an answer to your vision problems. You would never know you had a problem with your cross stitch. I have my beautiful February sampler you made hanging from the lock on my kitchen window(it stays up year round)and it is perfect. I love looking at it and am so grateful that I have it. It can't wait to hear how you love your new flat screen TV ( so to speak) Count on prayers from me!

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  31. No one is tired of hearing about your eyes. We all care too much about you! I love it when what God does baffles doctors. Such a sense of humor. LOL

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