Kui dr. ütleb, et ta sind ainult võtta 1/2 tund…

Went to have my annual oncology exam for my left eye. Discovered about 6 aastat tagasi, it seems I've had a mole on the back of the inside of my left eye. This mole, also known as a "nevus" was regularly measured by my ophthalmologist each year. Sisse 2012, he thought it looked like the mole had grown. So he sent me to an ocular oncologist at the Havener Eye Institute of The Ohio State University Medical Center.



The drill there was to take pictures of the nevus, then measure it by ultrasound. The ultrasound requires placing the transmitter directly in contact with the eye and moving it around across the eye. Sounds icky, doesn't it?

Sisse 2012, the report was that all was well - no blood vessels in the nevus, it was very thin, and it really hadn't grown. It was due to measuring error at the regular doctor.

Well that part of this year's exam went fine again and I was right on my planned schedule to be out of there in 1:20 protokoll. Then the doctor said, "I noticed in the pictures that some blood vessels look like they may be leaking." Now this is called diabetic retinopathy and is what leads to blindness when untreated. I had it in my right eye in 2006, so the words were familiar. "If you have the time," she continued, "I'd like for you to have another test done." This test involves injecting dye and taking a series of pictures of the eye to see if any of the dye is leaking from the suspected blood vessels.

"How long will it take?", I asked. The response? "Oh, kohta 30 minutes."

Like P.T. Barnum's famous sucker, I gave the go ahead for the procedure, knowing that I could cut my lunchtime short in order to get to work on time.

Muidugi, since none of this extra test was on anyone's schedule, kulus 30 minutes to get worked back into the photo lab's schedule then over an hour until I could squeeze into the Dr.'s rotation. Finally, she came in. She told me everything looked fine and she'd see me in a year. In and out in 1 minute flat.


Moral of the story - when the Doctor says, "It will only take ...", DON"T BELIEVE THEM!!!!

In the end, I took the rest of the day off, because with the delay I would have only been there 2 hours anyway. But it would have been a much more relaxed day if I'd known that beforehand.


I am, despite all of the extra waiting, glad I had it done. A good report and it saved me another trip downtown! Win/win - you can't beat that!

Tühi jutt (hästi, tegelikult, mootori jahutusvedeliku)


This week, meie 98 Cadillac hakkas lekib jahutusvedelik. NOT a good thing...

Niisiis võtsime ta poodi. Selgub, et see oli radiaatori kork hukas.

This IS a good thing...

Minu CES, Vajan sõiduki keskmisest rohkem ruumi saada ja sealt. Vehicles with ingress and egress which require acrobatic skills are not good. Minu jaoks, that is most vehicles.

Since our "Piggy" is old, we know that sooner or later, a repair will be needed that is worth more than the car is. But for now, other than the gas, she's cheap transportation. DRIVE ON!!




Murelikumaks Jumalaga…

Kas olete kunagi mõelnud, kui kaua kohtuprotsess kestab? Või kannatanud läbi mitme uuringutes korraga? Kui jah, perhaps you feel as I do sometimes...

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Like seda truu koer, I sometimes feel as though I've sat in the downpour of troubles and trials for plenty long enough. Ja ma ei tea,, "Why hasn't God acted?"

Nagu ma mõelnud, ja küsis:, Ta vastas. "Kuidas patsient oli mul teiega?", Jumal küsis.

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"Mitu korda ma jõuda teid ainult tõrjutakse ja ignoreeritakse? Kui kaua ma pakkuda minu armastus, enne kui selle vastu?", Ta tahtis teada,. "Ja kui sa ei tule mulle," Ta jätkas, "Mitu korda olete langenud üle lihtsad asjad, mis ei tohiks põhjustada probleeme enam? Milline sa oled teinud rohkem - valmistatud aega minu või veetis aega sulle?"

Ma mõistsin, et Jumal on lõpmatult rohkem patsiendi minuga, kui ma olen temaga. Graafiline paremale ütleb kõik - eriti kui "keegi" see tähendab, et Jumal on.

Kuidas alandavaks see on, kuidas vabastada see, kui ainult saan öelda tegudeks usu kaudu.

Teades, et Jumal on kannatlik Jumal. Ta ootas 4,000 years to send Jesus to pay for mankind's sins.

Ta taotletava mind 22 aastat enne tema kannatust tasus end ära.

I've fallen more times than I can count.

Veel, Ta ikkagi armastab mind. Ta. Veel. ARMASTUS. ME!

Kas öö tahes heledam? Ei, lihtsalt nii tume. Kas öö tahes lühemaks? Ei, just nii kaua,. Aga jälle, et rahu, teades, et ta armastab mind ja see teeb mind valmis istuma, et paduvihm, kuni ta tekitab päike särab jälle. And He will... it's just a matter of time.

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