Jan Here. In the words of Uncle Billy, “I’m all right! I’m alllllll right!”

Jan Here. In the words of Uncle Billy, “I’m all right! I’m alllllll right!” June 19, 2015

Thank you all so very much for your prayers and support.
Apparently the goo in our eyes thickens and clumps with age. For most people it is an unnoticed event.I had to tear a blood vessel in the process (which accounts for the streams of black across my left vision field). The concern was that my retina had torn or was tearing as well. The specialist said not only that my retina was fine, but also that the blood (and dark lines) would go away over the course of the summer (a grace I had not hoped for). So I stand by this morning’s opening psalm (32:10): He who trusts in the Lord,loving mercy surrounds him. And I rejoice in the gospel (If your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light). Thanks for being my light source in this scary moment.


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  • Mary B

    What wonderful news! So glad it was relatively minor.

  • Cheryl Sanders

    Glad to hear the good update!

  • Hezekiah Garrett

    Deo gratias!

  • LFM

    Wonderful! A word to anyone who finds himself in similar straits: *any* oddity in one’s vision – black spots, bright sparks, floaters that seem more numerous than usual – should be checked by an eye doctor. My father, at a very busy time in his life, neglected a dark patch in the center of his field of vision that turned out to be the beginning of macular degeneration. He had it seen to by a doctor about 2 weeks after the symptom first appeared – but they told him that that was already a bit too late.

    *Any* such symptom should be regarded as an emergency and seen right away by a doctor, because it could make the difference between saving most of your sight or losing most of it. In my father’s case, it was slightly too late; they saved only a little of his vision, although the extent of the damage took time to manifest itself. Two weeks earlier (so I understand) and they might have saved most or all of it.

  • sez

    When I first read about it, I assumed this was the case, and prayed for this good outcome.

    May you have as much fun with your new friends – the floaters – as I’ve had with mine. Give them names, and enjoy watching their antics. (Some of mine go the opposite direction of the movement of the eye.)

  • anna lisa

    :)! That’s a relief.
    I had a case of Zombie eye a few weeks back. The combination of a super heated yoga room and a downward dog did me in. It took about ten days for the white of my right eye to return. The red was so bright it almost glowed. Too bad it didn’t happen around Halloween.
    You know it looks bad when the person checking your groceries yells out, “Oh my GOSH, what happened to your EYE!”
    On the bright side, thankfully, it was painless.

  • kathleen s.

    Great news!! Praised be Jesus Christ!

  • Strife

    We praise you oh Lord and we thank you! You are so good Almighty God!

  • Yay!

  • Jim

    Praise the Lord.

  • Matt Talbot

    Thanks be to God.

  • Peggy

    Praise God!

  • John Casiello

    Thank you, Lord.

  • James H, London

    Deo Gratias!