Thursday, April 26, 2012

Journal - Dr. Halsted

On Thursday we traveled to Grand Island to see Dr. Halsted. Dr. Halsted, if you remember, is an associate of Dr. Feilmeier from Midwest Eye Care in Omaha. Dr. Feilmeier visits Kearney once a month while Dr. Halsted visits Grand Island on a rotating basis so that one of them is in this area every two weeks.

We left home at 11am for my 12:30 appointment at Proffitt Eye Center. As it turns out, that office is just a few blocks away from Central Catholic High School, where we were last week for District Music Contest. We arrived at 12:00.

The office was busy and we had quite a wait. It was about 1:30 before we were taken into an exam room, but from there it was only about 10 minutes before the doctor came in. The report was encouraging.

Two weeks ago my vision tested at 20/200 and pinholed to 20/50. Today I tested at 20/70 while still pinholing to 20/50. The pinhole test is supposed to tell what my best possible vision might be with corrective lenses. The doctor checked me out and said the spot in my eye looks to be healing over nicely. Of course, this is the first time he’s seen me so he didn’t have much to compare to, but I got the feeling he was expecting something worse from what he had heard from Dr. Feilmeier. Aside from the bad spot, he said the rest of my cornea is looking very good and the sutures are secure. He said that this spot may have been a flare-up as a result of the herpetic virus that showed up at around the same time. He didn’t adjust any of my meds because that is Dr. Feilmeier’s place to do, but he would recommend backing off the Natycyn when he spoke with Dr. Feilmeier. All in all, it was a good and encouraging report.

And that was it. We got back home at about 3pm. The day was cloudy and gray and much cooler than the last two so I didn’t mind missing a day of working in the yard. Joni and I needed a break from that anyway as we are both a little sore and tired from our exertions.

Psalms 107:19-20 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them ESV

Exodus 23:25 You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.

1 comment:

  1. And it being Astri's eighth birthday made the day seem like, to me, I was in one of those slo-mo movies. So the wait at the docs office seemed EXTRA long.

    Can we finally rest yet?

    Didn't think so.... I'm getting prepared! :)

    2 Tim 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.