~ a view from our front yard ~
I am deviating from my usual Wednesday photographic-related post and providing you a brief health update.
Mr. Jim got his CAT scan done on Monday afternoon, but he is not getting the results today. He decided to change his oncologist appointment and focus on taking care of me during my eye surgery recovery. So his revised appointment is Wednesday next week.
My surgery went very well yesterday. The medical staff were terrific, especially my ocular surgeon. I was able to convince them to try the operation without general anesthesia, given the recovery difficulties I had after hernia surgery last month. I was awake during the procedure but in absolutely no pain. The surgeon and I chatted all the way through it. She said it was the most fun she had ever had during a surgery, and I can say the same thing, LOL. She found and removed a small lesion and corrected the prolapsed condition of the lacrimal gland. Biopsy results for carcinoma were negative, and I’ll find out if there are any other underlying diseases next week.
My right eye is very swollen and bruised right now. It looks like I lost a fight in a boxing ring! I have to take a lot of care and precautions for the next five days in particular. Ice and elevation are the two primary requirements. I also need to rest a lot and avoid any lifting until I have a return visit with the doctor next Tuesday. My typical activities (including computer time) will be significantly curtailed while I heal up over the next couple of weeks.
Thank you for all of your prayers! Please keep them coming.