Each of my two stressful events of the past week went well. Today seems like a good day to update on a few of the things going on in my life.
First, my meeting with the caseworker from the state agency for the blind was great. I qualify for a program called Job Save. They are going to arrange for an assessment to see what technological aids will help me at work. He said, “Right off the bat, probably ZoomText and a bigger monitor.” Hooray! I might actually be able to see what I am doing on the computer. They are going to be talking with HR at Nazareth College, which makes me a little bit nervous, but I am fairly certain that Naz is going to be good about this.
Second, my Avastin injection was no problem. After the injection, as we were standing and making the next appointment, my eye was stinging. John insisted that they take me back in and flush it with saline. That made a huge difference. Other than a tiny red dot where the needle went in, there is no evidence that I had an injection. My vision in my right eye is fairly stable and my rs wants to try waiting 12 weeks until my next shot. Good news.
Third, my left eye is progressing well since my Vitrectomy. My vision now is as good as it was before the surgery and might continue to improve. Plus, I have NO floaters. This is amazing. Before, I was looking at the world through a “forest” of floaters. Everything I looked at was obscured. The doc told me that my floaters would be gone but I had no idea what a huge difference it would make. The world looks crystal clear, if a little out of focus.
Our neighborhood is hosting the Maplewood Rose Festival next weekend, so I am including some pictures of the beautiful roses at the Maplewood Rose Garden in this post to celebrate. Many years ago, my husband and I visited some friends who lived near the Rose Garden and we thought that it would be wonderful to live near such a fantastic place. We had no plans to move at the time. Years passed and we now live within walking distance of the Garden. Life is good and full of grace.