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    FRANCES-AGAPE   180,206
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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My Beloved Jack went to the doc today.
He is still VERY SORE, urinating every
20-30 minutes and with bloody urine.
Slowly but surely improving.

Me, on the other hand…..

I haven’t mentioned it or told anyone because Jack was my FIRST PRIORITY.

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For several weeks my right eye
has had increasingly more floaters.
Since losing my COBRA insurance
last year, I have been delaying going
to the optician.
Then 3 weeks ago (when the doc told Jack
he would have surgery the next week),
it started becoming increasingly blurry too.

Last Saturday the bottom right was about
10% black. Sunday it was about 20%.
Monday morning about 25%.
After our afternoon nap, 33%.
I PRAYED and WORRIED the rest of the day.
I was so SCARED !
Did I mention the right one is
the GOOD eye ?!!

I Sparked a bit and Googled the symptoms,
until my good eye was tired and burry,
and I was getting a headache.
By midnight, the vision was almost HALF GONE!
About 12:30am, Jack did his hourly wake-up
in pain.
I went into the bedroom, asking about him.
He said, “The usual. I’m hurting.”
I said, “I’m sorry. But I have some bad news.
I’ve been trying not to tell and worry you.
But now I am so SCARED, I HAVE to tell you.”
I crawled into bed with him, bawling while
he held me saying, “What is it?”

‘That was STUPID!” his response after being told.
He RARELY fusses at me- maybe 5 times
in 33 years!. So I bawled some more.
But I still did not sleep at all. Could not read,
watch tv, be on the computer. LONG NIGHT.

Our cataract surgeon, immediately saw me.
After a dilated exam, he immediately said,
”You have a detached retina.”
Scary, but at least I now knew what it was.
He immediately called a retina surgeon’s
demanding an IMMEDIATE appointment.
He concurred with, “We are doing surgery
first thing tomorrow.”

He said I would NOT be asleep (which I was
during both cataract surgeries, thankfully).

Because I delayed, there may have to be multiple surgeries
And there is a 30% change it won’t work.
But- HEY! – that means a 70% chance it WILL !

WOW! Wish I had those odds on the lottery !

Anyhow, PLEASE continue remembering
both of us in your prayers.

So I will miss interacting with you all.
I don’t know how long I will be off Spark.
HEY! Jack can log in and post for me.

So, EVERYONE, take care of yourselves
– especially your eyes.
Hindsight is always 20/20. I realize I should
NOT have waited. Now the sight is OVER HALF gone.

Going to lie down - am supposed to be on my
back as much as possible.

Just HAD to let you all know.

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Spark Friends are unique, wonderful friends

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAMSEDGE 5/22/2013 2:23PM

    Hope all has gone well and that you have a good recovery...and that Jack is better as well...prayers said.

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FLYER99 5/22/2013 8:53AM

    Praying for you two! May all go well. Be blessed!

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SKIRNIR 5/22/2013 7:03AM

    Wowsers, that is some fast degrading of vision in one eye. I so hope they can fix it. I can understand delaying, but that rapid a degrading shouldn't be ignored. I hope you and Jack are doing better soon. Hope you or Jack manage to login to spark and let us know what is going on. Prayers being said for you both.

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RICKENICKEY 5/22/2013 6:03AM

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LMMIMI 5/22/2013 12:03AM

    Prayers for you and Jack and asking for healing grace to touch you both. emoticon

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DIDMIS 5/21/2013 11:47PM

    May the Lord touch both you and Jack. May healing be your portion.
God bless you and may you have a complete recovery.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 5/21/2013 10:12PM

    I am keeping both you and Jack in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us updated on how each of you are doing.


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EMMACORY 5/21/2013 7:49PM

    I will hold you both in prayer that God's healing grace will enfold you. Blessings!

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PEPPYPATTI 5/21/2013 7:38PM

    Oh Frances I am so sorry to hear that but it is unbelievable what they can do with modern technology. I know the fear as I went through it when I had cataracts so bad I could hardly see. I will be praying for you & I will call Jack to see how you are doing! Love & Hugs!
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LOOKINGUP2012 5/21/2013 7:35PM

    Praying for both of you, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLISE 5/21/2013 7:33PM

    So sorry for your eye.
I pray for a miracle and that it all works out. emoticon emoticon

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