Yesterday I went to the eye doctor. When I think of how much I worried compared to how easy it was and pretty much pain free, well except for the checkbook. :)
My husband had his appointment first so he left an hour before me. I got to shake and pace and try and keep myself calm. The doctor office was less that three minutes from the house. It took longer to find a parking place.
The office is just beautiful it is filled with cherry wood cabinetry and lots of granite. Queen Anne tables are set up all over the place with gorgeous flower arrangements. The girls that work there are sweet and as my husband said, just wholesome girls.
When I got there of course I didn't bring my drug store glasses, so it was a good thing Ron was there to read the papers for me. He told me and explained all of these procedures to me and I thought it sounded like he must have spent his whole appointment asking questions for me. I was so touched because I realized he was just as scared as I was about the visit. He was going to go run errands but then he said he would just stay there and wait for me.
The very sweet girl took me back to the first machines and I looked through all of the things and pressed buttons and it was kind of fun. I wanted to quip that I felt I was finally on Jeopardy. But I didn't. One of the machines they have is one where they can look behind the eye to see the health back there. That was the one I wanted to have done the most because I was so afraid I had a tumor behind my eye.
I finally got in the room where the doctor was and I thought it was interesting that even though the computers said one thing he called the girl back in to retest me. He kept saying there is no way this is right go back and use a different machine. This always happens to me. Every time I go to the doctor or dentist I always have to be retested for something. Except this time I was scared. Ron was sitting out in the waiting room and just seeing him sitting there was enough to calm me down. We did the test again. Walked back to where the doctor was waiting.
I guess the numbers looked better and then I looked through his machines. He finally said, " How are you able to function?" He said, " This is how you see all of the time, how do you drive?" Are you afraid to drive? I said that " Yes, it was getting harder and harder to drive places and I have to make myself leave the house." He just shook his head in disbelief. I was thinking " Geez it isn't that bad."
Then he said that I have two cataracts and a couple of pterygiums. Which I had an idea I had one cataract but not two and I knew I had the pterygiums. I asked did I need to have them removed? He said," not for a long time he hoped." He asked me if I had spent lots of time outside and I said that I had and that I do and he said that living here because of the sun, the glare and years of exposure and my age what I have is just normal for living here. He still kept shaking his head about how bad my eyes were. He told me that when I get my glasses that I have to put them on as soon as I get out of bed and leave them on all day.
I got to go pick out glasses and I am pretty excited. I know it will be nice to be able to see again and not be afraid to drive. I felt like a ton has been lifted off my shoulders. I am so thankful nothing was serious and that soon the headaches will be gone. That was another thing he said, dryly I thought, " Yes, I bet you are having horrible headaches." They will go away after I get used to the glasses.
So that is all it was and now I am so glad that now I can focus on Christmas and all of the wonderful blessings that have been given to me this week. All I can say is that God has been so good in every way and how I doubted Him and then He just surprises me. I just wish I trusted sooner and walked by faith and knew that every thing does work out for good.
Thanks for all of your kind comments, I was so scared that I hung onto each one. It is funny how sometimes just one single comment can give me the strength to do what I need to face for that day.
So thank you very much,