Thursday, August 24, 2006


Today did not go as I had envisioned it. Last night, while closing the store, John motioned me to hurry up; when I got out to the car, he let me know that he had to go to emergency, that he'd already been to the doctor who told him to go. We went home first for a quick bite to eat (hot dogs... doesn't get much quicker), then went to the hospital.

The diagnosis, at first blush, is a detached retina. At emergency, after an examination, the doctor on call made a call to the opthamologist who told John to come to his office today. And no work. This afternoon, we went to the opthamologist. It seems his eye has improved somewhat, which may mean that it's not a detached retina, but all of the doctors who've examined him so far have had a hard time seeing anything in his eye. One thing they all agree on is that there's blood inside his eye, but no one really knows why yet. He has to go for an ultrasound scan on his eye tomorrow morning, and back to the opthamologist tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully, the scan will show what's going on.

I did manage to do some knitting today, most of it while waiting at the opthamologist's office. I started the second sock last night, at the hospital, and worked on it today. The first sock is at the heel flap; I'll get the second sock to that stage and continue on from there. Two socks at the same time; no second sock syndrome this time. I also did a couple of rows on the Icarus shawl. It's time to get that one finished, too.

Tomorrow's going to be a busy, worry-filled day for me. I work; John will be working some and going to doctor's appointments and scan appointments as necessary. Hopefully, all will be well. Keep your fingers crossed.


  1. That sounds terrible. I hope everything goes okay tomorrow and it isn't as bad as it sounds.

  2. I hope everything goes well. Any medical problem is stressful, but vision stuff is particularly scary.

  3. all of us faithful readers will be keeping our fingers crossed for John.
    best wishes from Iceland

  4. Thinking of you and hoping all goes well.

  5. will say prayer for John GB

  6. What a frightening experience. Keeping my fingers crossed that they figure out what's wrong and get it fixed quickly.