当医生. 说,这将只需要 1/2 小时…

又到有我每年肿瘤考试我的左眼. 发现有关 6 年前, it seems I've had a mole on the back of the inside of my left eye. 这摩尔, 也被称为 "痣" 经常遭到每年我的眼科医生测量. 在 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.

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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?

在 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 分钟. 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, 关于 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.

当然, since none of this extra test was on anyone's schedule, 花了 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.

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

到底, 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!

热风 (好, 其实, 发动机冷却液)

 

本星期, 我们的 98 凯迪拉克开始漏油发动机冷却液. NOT a good thing...

所以我们把它带到店里. 原来,这是一个水箱盖坏了.

This IS a good thing...

随着我的CES, 我需要超过平均客房车辆进入和出来的. Vehicles with ingress and egress which require acrobatic skills are not good. 对我来说,, 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!!

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失去耐心的神…

你有没有想过一个审判将持续多久? 或者通过一次多个试验遭遇? 如果是这样, perhaps you feel as I do sometimes...

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Like this faithful dog, I sometimes feel as though I've sat in the downpour of troubles and trials for plenty long enough. 我想知道, "Why hasn't God acted?"

As I thought about it, and asked Him, He responded. "How patient was I with you?", God asked.

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"How many times did I reach out for you only to be pushed away and ignored? For how long did I offer you my love before you accepted it?", He wanted to know. "And once you did come to me," He continued, "how many times have you fallen down over simple things that should not cause you problems any longer? Which have you done more - made time for me or spent time on you?"

I realized that God is infinitely more patient with me than I am with Him. The graphic to the right says it all - especially when the "someone" it refers to is God.

How humbling this is, how freeing this is, if only I can put it into action through faith.

Knowing that God is a patient God. He waited 4,000 years to send Jesus to pay for mankind's sins.

He pursued me for 22 years before His patience paid off.

I've fallen more times than I can count.

Yet, still He loves me. He. Still. LOVES. ME!

Is the night any brighter? 不, just as dark. Is the night any shorter? 不, just as long. But again is that peace of knowing that He loves me and that makes me willing to sit in that downpour until He causes the sun to shine again. And He will... it's just a matter of time.

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