Monday, February 4, 2008
today I will talk to the insurance folks about my poor car and get some pre-op stuff done, like a complete physical, and an ekg. Also will be seeing my therapist/spiritual guide Daniel and checking with my neurosurgeon to make sure my head is still intact!:)
yesterday Annie, Adrian and I went to Best Buy and got a HUGE tv....Bobbi, Barb and Joe helped me put together the tv stand from target (what an adventure: talk to Bobbi the Builder about that one!) and hook up the tv while daughter Becky, my soul mate in the eye department, gave me some encouraging words about living with one eye...another beloved person in my life, Julie Wennekes, who I met as a freshman at Hope a million years ago, is pretty much sightless in one eye, and she tells me, no problem. In addition, a certain educator I know confided in me that he is also blind in the left eye! So, my friends, I am learning fast that losing an eye is going to be interesting but not debilitating. I have also decided to make my prosthesis a real work of art....anyone have some ideas for a subtly abstract design? (or not so subtle....check out the cloud eye on my doc's website!)
Anyway, Bobbi and I ate the rest of the delicious food Carolyn cooked and sent over on Saturday --thanks, Eric, for the yummy veggie quiche and soup! Sherry also was involved in the madness yesterday--she is hauling me around today and helping me deal with the insurance stuff and pay the bills.
I am looking at my house with the future in mind and realize that my stairway is very dimly lit and is going to be not so good when my depth perception goes away. I could use some help from somebody on that. I also need to get another car and am looking for a used Rav-4--it's small, the visibility is good and I used to have one--so guys, keep your eyes open for one of those!
I miss my kids but don't want them to worry, nor do I want any of you to fret, because I am safely held, at peace and grateful for my incredibly blessed life...love you guys....more later...
ps--feel free to ask my about all of this--happy to share!