Friday, April 13, 2012

Journal - To The Doctor

Thursday was cold and rainy; no good for working outside. That was okay because I had my doctor appointment in Kearney at 2:30 anyway. I worked at the computer until noon as usual then went to the basement to see if I could get anything done before it was time to go to the doctor.

I cleared some space in the main room down there so I could unroll that carpet and see how it would fit. It was just a few inches too long to go across the room, so with Joni’s help I got it cut down to the proper size and laid it down. It fits from wall to wall the short way across the room and is about 5 feet short the long way, which is more coverage than we had with the smaller piece down there. We put the smaller piece in the area right at the bottom of the stairs and it fit pretty well there. So a good portion of the basement has carpet now. And with all the bags and boxes of recyclables out of there the basement is generally looking pretty good.

We cleaned up a bit and then it was time to head to Kearney to see the doctor and run a few errands. First I wanted to go by the post office to send off an audiobook to last month’s winner at Audiobook-Heaven. I thought I knew where the post office was but found out I didn’t know after all. We drove around the area a bit but couldn’t find it.

I also needed to stop at the pharmacy to pick up a prescription so we did that next. While there, we asked the lady where the post office was and she told us. I was just a few blocks off as it turned out.

By then it was time for my appointment with Dr. Feilmeier. We arrived at the Kearney Eye Institute a few minutes early for my appointment. Unfortunately we had to wait a little over an hour to see the doctor. We hardly ever have to wait when we see him in Omaha, but on his once-a-month visit to Kearney he’s always busy. I guess that was the case on this day even though there was hardly anybody there when we arrived. Anyway we finally saw him and he reported that my eye was still largely unchanged. He said it was amazing how stable this thing has been. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. It’s not getting any worse anyway. The second set of cultures were still not showing anything but he’s thinking at this point that the infection is fungal in nature. So he increased my Natymycin drops to six-a-day and decreased the Pred-forte to twice-a-day. He said he wants to continue to see me once a week but that I could probably see his associate Dr. Halsted when he visits Grand Island. They both operate out of Midwest Eye Care in Omaha and while Dr. Feilmeier comes to Kearney once a month, Dr. Halsted visits Grand Island once a month. They rotate so that one of them is in the area every two weeks. So next week we’ll be going to Omaha, but the following week will be to Grand Island.

We left the Institute and headed up to the mal where there’s a recycling drop-off. We had scoped out the area a few days before and found all the bins for plastic, glass, cardboard, paper, aluminum, and steel cans. We dropped off our plastic and glass and headed home. We decided to skip the post office since we were at the doctor’s office so long.

And today was a day of rest. It was sunny out but very windy and I really didn’t feel like doing much anyway. Tomorrow is supposed to be very stormy so I don’t suppose I’ll get anything done then either. That’s okay, it feels like we’ve been doing an awful lot of running and with yard and basement work in between I’m ready for a break.

Isaiah 12:2 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” ESV

Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. ESV

1 comment:

  1. God rested ONE day, that's it. You think he'll let us rest two? Maybe? If we say pretty please? lol

    And as a note to your post: I swept the carpets up, cleaned up down there, and now it looks like a cozy little habitat!

    Today is my break day! I think. ;) Then the next week hustle.... *sigh*