Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's all about me...

Picture this: You're going through something, that at the time seems monumental, because it's happening to you.

And then you encounter someone who is going through something that is a million times worse. How fast your perspective changes, and maybe you start to feel a tad bit guilty???

For the past 2 1/2 weeks, I've had a nasty double case of conjunctivitis, otherwise known as pink eye, along with a nice side order of sore throat, nausea & low-grade fever. We think I picked it up during our trip to the ER with Kyra (see here), as the woman sitting next to us in the waiting room had very red eyes.

Anyway, after 2 visits to my eye doctor for antibiotic drops, and one hurried trip at 4:30pm on a Friday afternoon to my primary doctor for a throat swab (to rule out strep throat), I'm now finally starting to feel a little better. My eyes still tend to water a lot, are now not quite so bloodshot and swollen, and they're only slightly crusted shut in the morning--sorry for the graphic mind-picture.

However, as I'm bemoaning the fact that my vision & in turn, my social life have been so rudely interrupted, I'm reminded that my dear sister goes into the hospital tomorrow afternoon for the first of her very long list of life-altering interruptions--the node involvement detection & dreaded mastectomy. Suddenly my pink eyes & scratchy throat seem very small.

So yes, I've been inconvenienced with this little health detour. But they are nothing to what she is facing tomorrow, and really, has been facing since she found that lump a little over a month & a half ago.

Please continue praying for my sister, my family & that something miraculous will come out of this very scary situation. Also on a side note, my father-in-law, Richard, is having a minor surgical procedure tomorrow as well--bicep ligament repair, so you can keep David's side of the family in your prayers too.

Blessings friends,


Christine said...

Thanks for the reminder to get my eyes off me. I will be whining in my own blog here soon.

Praying for your sister. Tough times for sure.