I thought I’d give you a little mid-month update of what’s happening around the Grey Havens cottage!
Mister Jim finished up his first cycle of chemo last week and had this week off from treatments. However, he didn’t get through the week without a doctor’s appointment. He visited his internist for stabilization of his persnickety blood sugar levels. You’ll be happy to hear that Jim has done very well with the chemo so far. He’s more tired than normal, but otherwise he is not feeling any other adverse effects. He’ll have another CAT scan after the second chemo cycle, and then we’ll know whether surgery can proceed as planned in September. Thank you for all of your continued prayers during his treatments!
I had cataract surgery on my right (non-dominant) eye yesterday morning, and it went smoothly. I had a big bandage and protector over it until this morning. I have a persistent headache, darn it all. But I can see! God bless medical technology. Thank you for all the prayers and encouragement. I’ll be counting on your support again when the other eye is fixed, hopefully sometime in August.
Since the pupil is still dilated, everything is too bright at the moment and a tad blurry. But the doctor said that my vision should stabilize in the next day or two. When the bandage was removed, I was shocked to see that the door and trim in my doctor’s office is white and not yellow. It is no wonder that I have been struggling so much with color balance in Photoshop! Yikes.
I have to be careful not to rub the eye for the next week, wear the protector at night, and continue using three different eye drops. Oh yes, and my face will be totally naked of cosmetics for a while too. Ugh. I will hide in the house as much as possible and wear big sunglasses whenever I go out. I sure don’t want to frighten small children and animals!
I’ve gotten behind again on reading blogs. And I expect it may take me a while to catch up. I hope everything is going well in your corner of the world!