Saturday, August 23, 2014

Not So Good News and More Doctor's Appointments

Rantoul, IL.

71 deg. foggy, no wind.
Forecast =  Partly cloudy with isolated storms. Highs around 88°F. Heat index around 101°F. East wind to 5 MPH. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

By 7:30 yesterday morning, Jim and Linda were heading to Dr. Gandhi's office. It was raining when they left here, but Big RED says that he ran out of it down by I-74 and only had sprinkles the rest of the way to the South side of Champaign,

Once at the Dr's office, both Jim and Linda had to wait awhile and then Jim was called in to get his eye scan. The scan didn't take long and soon he was waiting with Linda again for her turn to be called in.

Soon Linda was called in and a retina scan was preformed. The news was not as good as both Linda and Jim had hoped for. Linda does have some further damage to her right eye!! :-(  She will need treatment and the treatment will start next Tuesday. Dr. Gandhi said that Linda will be able to go ahead with her cataract removal though, so that's good.

This was not the kind of news that Linda needed right now. :-(  Her mood was really "down" for the rest of the day and there were even a few tears from time to time. She and Jim did a lot of talking about the whole situation and I think by the time they headed to bed, she was feeling a little better.

This next week will be busy. Mike and Terri are leaving for a few days, Linda has 3 doctor appointments and Jim has one Dr. appointment.

Yesterday afternoon, Jim and Linda made arrangements with Mike and Terri to go out for Chinese tonight. There's a Chinese restaurant in Rantoul that has a buffet and they're going to try that.

Did you know that each of your eyes has a small blind spot in the back of the retina where the optic nerve attaches? You don’t notice the hole in your vision because your eyes work together to fill in each other’s blind spot.


1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear of Linda's issues. What is it with eye issues up there? :) Watch out for Mike at the Chinese buffet!!