“Why can’t you be normal for once”

So, my Friday ended as good as my Monday had started…with the all too dreadful eye appointment. 

I called Tim to let him know what I had found out but my trembling voice and sniffles had already warned him of what was to come.

Yep, eye surgery…again…on my left eye…making it the 5th surgery for that eye in 2 years. 

I broke the news to Tim by saying the bad news is I need stupid eye surgery again but the good news is, the doctor wants to wait 3 months and do another checkup and then schedule surgery at that time. Where is the good news you ask? Well, I have my other surgery in about a month with an 8 week recovery so I will have a full week from complete recovery of one surgery before I schedule the eye surgery!!πŸ˜³πŸ™„ 

The doctor confirmed that my fm is a major culprit for all of these eye surgeries needed as obviously it causes my blood and body to lack oxygen, which diabetics are already at higher risk for these type of vision concerns…so my fm is adding fuel to the fire. And unfortunately he also confirmed that while laser surgery usually works extremely well…my situation is “different” and most likely this will have to be ongoing. But, I guess anything to prevent me from having vision loss right?!

So needless to say I’ve cried and I’ve laughed because seriously, over the last two years can’t I have one follow up appointment that is simply that…a follow up…not a set up to another problem?! Even Tim shook his head and can’t understand why one part of my body can’t be normal. But then again… 

So, other than that!πŸ˜‹ We did have a reporter come over from the Cedar Rapids Gazette who is writing a story on my illness and we are excited to expand some awareness outside of our local town!! She did a great job of asking questions and will also be contacting my doctors in regard to fm so we are looking forward to reading the article! And of course I will share itπŸ˜‰

I also took Asher and Leah to watch a couple of their cousins play in a dodgeball tournament, which I have to say was pretty entertaining…especially watching the adults play! πŸ˜‚ 

Once Tim got home we were able to get a few things done around the house before he had to turn around and head back to chores! 

So, with that being said, we are all managing over here. The one thing Tim and I have learned is that life is hard…extremely difficult at times. Surrounding ourselves with strong people in faith and love has been an amazing support to both of us!

Every day we are faced with opportunities that we can either grow from or let crush us…and while we continue to have our tremendous share of challenges, well… Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank you for the many needed prayers. 

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