These last couple of weeks have seen several hopes fulfilled. I feel as if I am just bursting with good things that have happened. Some of the hopeful things are just in the beginning stages and don’t make complete stories yet, but there are a couple of things that can make sense contained in a blog post.
First up, my eye. I have been going regularly to an ophthalmologist in Lethbridge since January. There was a blood clot obstructing my vision, and I have been receiving needles in my eye to clear it up.
Here is a photo of the inside of a healthy eye:
Here is a photo of the inside of my eye in January. You can see the huge clot and all of the leopard spots where my vision was obscured:
And, a photo of my eye from April:
The ophthalmologist said that it would be reasonable for us to plan to move to Nanaimo when I assured him that I would come back for another treatment in June. (“Treatment” is my euphemism for needles in my eye.)
Today when I went in, there was great news, unpleasant news, and good news.
That giant clot is entirely gone!
The new-forming blood vessels are leaky, so there is some blood in the eye that probably requires one or two more treatments.
He is transferring me to an ophthalmologist in Nanaimo! I don’t have to plan my life around this any more!
I don’t think I am prepared to call this healed until I am finished with treatments, but it feels great that we don’t have to remain in this limbo any longer.