“I won’t lie. You’ll be in a lot of pain & discomfort for the first week.”
Next week, I’m having surgery to remove a nodule that is growing on my eye, fast approaching the cornea where it could do permanent damage to my eyesight. The first week sounds like it will be quite unpleasant. After that, the full recovery of my sight in that eye can take up to three months. The surgeon says I will probably want to wear a patch on that eye much of the time, but especially at the computer where the backlighting can cause headaches and pain.
Wisely, I cancelled my college classes for the fall, knowing that whatever time I spend at the computer in the next few months would need to be used for writing and not for college assignments.
I’m not looking forward to pain in my eye, but I’m a lightweight when it comes to pain meds. They pretty much knock me out, even in low doses. So I am hoping to just sleep through the worst of it in a drugged haze.
Life has a way of coming at us from unexpected directions, doesn’t it? So it is good to remember that “God’s got this.” I was surprised to learn I had this growth. God wasn’t. I’m not completely sure what the next few months hold for me. God knows it all. It’s good to be able to rest in that truth.
Naturally, I covet your prayers for a successful surgery and for the recovery to be easier and swifter than can be anticipated.
In the meantime, I have a huge backlist of audiobooks just begging to be listened to.
This week, Boo entered an intense housebreaking period. I used How to Housebreak Your Dog in Seven Days when Poppet was a puppy, and it worked like a charm with her. So now that Boo has reached 14 weeks of age (actually, she is 16 weeks tomorrow) and now that I am home from all my travels, Boo and I are religiously keeping to the schedule provided in this book. So far, so good.
Boo also will attend her first Puppy Preschool class this Saturday. Jerry and I went last week to the “humans only” session.
The problem with owning one of the most intelligent breeds (Papillons come in at 7 or 8 on the lists; Border collies, which we’ve also owned, are number one) is that they are often excellent at manipulating their humans. We want to keep that from happening.
Wish us luck. LOL!!!