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BLC21 Wk#8 Weekend Challenge: What Is On My Mind

Monday, March 11, 2013

The challenge called for me to post a blog each day of the weekend about something that was on my mind. Not feeling well at all for the past 3 weeks, I did not post anything Friday or Saturday.

And I don't know why I didn't because what is on my mind now is exactly what has been on my mind this whole past week. It's been a rough 3 weeks but this past week was the roughest - allergy symptoms so bad that on Wednesday I was functionally blind. While I could see light, my eyes were completely unable to focus so I could not 'see' anything. Needless to say, I experience quite a panic!

I received from the doctor a long medical explanation about how light refracts in the eye to give us sight. . .and my eyes were so inflamed, that refraction could not take place properly. I also received a new prescription specifically for my eyes - to be taken in addition to the many scripts I am already on for the allergy symptoms.

Through all of this, I have been very much aware of how very lucky I am. No, not lucky to be experiencing these symptoms but lucky for my situation.

My situation which allows me to go through this experience without the additional stresses of a full-time work schedule.

Lucky that I was able to get into a doctor at such short notice and come away with a diagnosis and a 'fix' in the same day as the issue arose.

Lucky that I have such a wonderful, supportive husband who assumed 'getting coffee' in the mornings and insisted on getting dinner and doing dishes in the evening, who left a lunch in the frig each day, who ran an 'emergency' laundry load, who deliberately avoided wearing clothes that would need ironing later, who checked on me through-out the day via text, who 'monitored' to be certain I did not miss a medicine dose and set myself back in healing. . .. the list goes on and on and on. . .

I am truly lucky to have this man in my life who loves me and cherishes me - even when I'm probably pretty disgusting to be around. emoticon

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    does this guy have a brother?

    greetings, meow
    1861 days ago
    What a great attitude! Hope your eyes and allergies get better soon!!!
    1928 days ago
    That must have been terrifying, Dolly! Can't imagine what you went through. Give that great guy of yours many hugs from you and may thanks from your many spark friends! Hope the medications work quickly and well!
    1929 days ago
    It is great that you can feel lucky in spite of your not feeling well.

    Your husband sounds like a gem; I am glad he was there for you.

    So glad you are on the mend!

    1930 days ago
    emoticon What a treasure you have in your marriage and friendship with your husband Dolly! Tell him he has been bestowed with a emoticon for caring for such a wonderful emoticon of many! Take good care and please don'e overdo. I have a special seat on the beach for you as well as a hammock in the shade where when you are able you can watch the hunkalicous hotties in whatever venue best suits how you feel! emoticon emoticon
    1930 days ago
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