Will it help???

We have just returned from the eye specialist....They did so many imaging tests...one that ran dye through his arm and up behind the eye that shows the damage done to the eyes...one that was done with measurements...all so confusing....We were there for 3.5 hours!! Bottom line comes down to this.....He is almost completely blind in his left eye and the right eye has damage that will soon follow the direction of the left eye....They will do a laser treatment on his right eye next week to try to repair the damage as this is the eye that has the least amount of damage and laser treatment should be able to help and repair this....the left eye is much more complicated....He said it was a rare day that he got to see this sort of damage....and so far along (in such a short period of time) They want to do surgery on the eye and remove the lining that is causing the problem...they say that he may be able to get 50% of his eyesight back in this eye after surgery....but we are looking at months and months before that would even be noticeable...His cancer Doctor does not want this surgery done till after his chemo treatment is finished which this round will be done on Feb. 13...so they scheduled eye surgery for the 19th ...and yet another stone is turned over in this way of life...I can't imagine not being able to see to do my work that I love so much...to not be able to read a book...or watch tv....So at this point of the game....50% more vision is better than continuing to lose all your vision....Will the protein continue to destroy his retina even after surgery...well, no one can answer that question....it is a "WAIT AND SEE" ....but for now...Michael is willing to give this a try....I am amazed at the strength that he possess...It makes you question what you would be doing at this point yourself...giving up...giving in...or FIGHTING for life!!! I for one...will continue to help him FIGHT for a normal way of living....as least as normal as one can get right now...

4 comments:

Brenda said...

I wanna be part of your army--fighting for Mr. Mike and his vision!
Love to you both,
bb

Pat Dalke said...

Where does that courage come from??? You and Michael are in my thoughts as you keep up the good fight. Thank God for your art, your life sustaining art!

Such courage and grace in the face of such challenges, Bravo Michael and Brava Pattie. If I were in charge of metals I would reach for the Medal of Honor, the highest medal in the land, for Michael and you.

Tina said...

Namaste. I honor you, dear Pattie and also Mike.

Barb said...

I have been in a bit of a funk the past couple of weeks, but your hopeful news and good results lift my spirits. Your courage and faith not only carries you through each day, but is an inspiration to so many of us. I've been looking at your mandalas for several months now, and I think your most recent creations are truly the best: bright, hopeful, and fun!!

Hugs!