Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Lord, help my eyes to see

Dr. Arnold's (my eye Doctor) office posted Psalm 105:4-5

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,

He shared with me Proverbs 4:25-26

Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the[a] paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.

Monday, I got to go see my eye doctor to check on my double vision progress. Thankfully, my brain is still in recovery mode. My double vision has been noticeable to the trained eyes when you watch my eyes 'jump' when I try to track an object left to right. My doctor said that is better but now he notices the 'jump' my eyes do when I look up and down. He decided that to adjust my prism should do the trick. He switched the prism to my right eye and angled it in a hope that my eyes will continue healing. I sure hope so.Soon, I leave for Portland to be reevaluated for my paralyzed vocal fold. If still warranted, we've pre-scheduled a thyroplasty, which will permanently midline the left vocal fold, making my airway even more protected. The Doctor also said it should assist my voice and swallow. I do have to stay overnight in the hospital because they are working so close to my airway. The procedure is done while I'm awake so that my voice can be assessed before, during, and after the procedure. Until now, I pushed it out of my mind, hoping and praying, it wouldn't be necessary. I can still hope;0). I am apprehensive about it all, because I don't know what to expect. I'm nervous because I'm awake during the procedure. I'm scared of something going wrong. I'm happy that hopefully this will fix this issue and will make some other issues easier to deal with. I'll just keep praying about it, knowing God is watching over me.

KLOVE's verse of the day Lamentations 3:25

The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him

Tomorrow, I am going back to Providence Rehab not as a patient, but as a visitor. I hope to see my primary therapists, but am excited to see those that I was able to get to know during my almost 10 month 3x per week therapy.


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