It is strange, having two homes. Sometimes I don’t know what to say when I tell people where I am going. I am home, but I came from home. Indy is home, but DC is also still ‘home’. Weird. Anyway, I am home in DC for the week, and then will go home to Indy on Sunday. 🙂 Confused yet?
Progress is slow and steady. Mornings continue to be the most difficult, as I am still waking up in quite a bit of pain, regardless of how much medicine I take the night before. So, a nap usually follows my morning meds. The afternoon and evening tends to be better, as I have more energy and less pain. Cold compresses also help a lot to reduce the swelling and the pain. I am thankful for the time to rest and heal and am praying these days in DC will allow for lots of both. For those of you who live in the area, I hope to see you while I am here!
One thing I forgot to include in yesterdays update from my appointment was that Dr. Lee was telling me about how the eye pressure gauges are only reliable and accurate to up to between 40 and 50 (remember that a normal eye pressure is between 10-20), and anything over 50 is considered a guess and unreliable. My last pressure check measured at 41 on the gauge, but Dr. Lee said that based on the hardness of my eye when he removed it, he estimates that the pressure was probably somewhere between the 70-80 range!!
My main prayer request for this week is that an infection won’t develop in the eye socket. Since I am in DC, I would have to go to the ER if one develops, which would be no fun at all. Also that my energy will continue to increase, and the swelling and pain will continue to decrease. Dr. Lee said I should notice a difference by this weekend in both areas. He showed me pictures of my small eye and the cyst he removed, and when I called today to ask for his nurse to email them to me, I’m pretty sure she thought I was crazy. I’m ok with that though…..it’s fun to have them. 🙂
Thanks for your prayers and continued encouragement! Love you all!