Monday, 31 March 2014

A wonderfully normal Monday.



I have had the letter from the ophthalmic consultant that I saw on the 21st March
It’s the best letter in the whole world, because until that day when I saw him I thought my world had come to an end. How can I survive I kept thinking when my eyes are so bad I can’t stitch or sew or knit and worse not be able to read. Reading is my greatest love, so I thought I couldn’t live if I couldn’t read. I woke that morning to the most brilliant sunshiny day, the birds were singing in the garden, children skipped past our front window on their way to school and we set off for my appointment.
we thought there was plenty of time, because we knew where to go, we pass that private hospital each Tuesday night on our way to choir practice. But it was 8:30am and everyone was going somewhere, work, the school run and we were in the middle of them. I was stressed as the time ticked on, but then when we got there we had to wait. I was still feeling uneasy and couldn’t calm myself.
He had the referral letter in his hand from my own Dr.. his smile was warm and I began to relax. He spoke quietly and calmly, and kept saying ‘ don’t worry’ but I did. When he told me there wasn’t anything to worry about I was not going blind.  My first thought was disbelief, then happiness and then I cried with my lovely man, who had to explain to the staff at reception, that they were tears of happiness. I am not going to take my sight for granted ever again. Life can be upended in a moment, it can change in a flash. But I am fine, I have been released from the greatest burden I have ever had to face. And I feel for anyone who has had to face their own ‘ end of the world’ scenario whatever it might be
But here today in black and white is his report, my eyes are fine. I have good eyesight with my glasses. There is nothing to worry about, albeit I have the starting of cataracts which is nothing and can easily be corrected. And these have not got any worse since they were first diagnosed in 2006.. I am fine, my eyes are fine.
 
Today we have had a normal Monday, housework is done, washing is done and it is a wonderfully normal day. It is even raining so a proper normal Monday!! < smile>
xxx
 
Love to everyone and be blessed for a perfect normal day.
 
 

9 comments:

Vickie said...

Amen Chris! Good for you! Thanks be to God.

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Glad to hear your eyesight is fine and that you'll be able to keep reading and stitching. I can only imagine how scary it might have been for you.

Shebafudge said...

Brilliant news!

Yekaterina Haussler said...

Wonderful news!

Beth said...

Such great news! I am so happy for you!

cucki said...

Such great news..big hugs for you xx

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Mii Stitch said...

Fantastic news, I'm so happy for you!!!

Justine said...

Wonderful news Chris. I can't imagine what you've gone through.