Thanks-Giving

I can see!

I went to the eye clinic yesterday, and it was determined that I did not have Pink Eye.  In fact, I never HAD Pink Eye. I have a condition called Scleritis, an inflammation of the sclera of the eye, that is commonly mis-diagnosed as Pink Eye because it looks so much like Pink Eye.  Scleritis afflicts the conjunctive tissue like Pink Eye, but it also attacks the actual sclera, or white, of the eye.  That is what was causing my pain, and that’s what has been affecting my vision.

Speaking of my vision, it’s not back at 100%, but it is a LOT better. I was given some anti-inflammatory medication that has already made a huge difference.  It’s so nice to be able to see again!!!

It’s amazing how much we take for granted.  Things like our sight, our hearing, our ability to taste, smell, and feel.  When those things are compromised, we suddenly realize how much we rely on them and how much being without them will change our lives. 

I look at my mother, and how hard it is for her to breathe.  I know how much she wishes she was able to breathe freely again, without any constrictions or problems.  I can certainly relate to how she feels. 

I felt imprisioned by my own eyes for the past week.  And if it wasn’t the pain that was affecting me, it was the inability to focus or view things in stereo.  I felt as if I couldn’t go anywhere or do anything because I simply didn’t feel safe to even walk. Now that this ability is returning to me, I realize just how much I appreciate the gift of sight.

So another Thanksgiving is approaching and it looks like our family– what’s left of it– is going to be together after all.  And for that, we are all very thankful indeed.

I hope that your families are all safe, healthy, and together as well.  And that you enjoy the beginning of the “holiday season” together. 

Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  1. So glad that you're getting back on track!

    My question is…what kind of things were you looking at/through to catch that?

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Rick-

    I am so happy and thankful to here that it wasn't more serious, and more importantly, that you will be able to spend Thanksgiving with your family. I was thinking about you all day, and this news is a welcome relief.

    All my best, kiddo. Happy Thanksgiving from both Buckaroo and I.

  3. So glad that you’re getting back on track!

    My question is…what kind of things were you looking at/through to catch that?

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I just wanted to send some love out to you in Chicago. Born n raised there myself – but now sweating with the turkeys in Arizona… its so unseasonably hot… Scott-o-rama sent me your way, I'm so glad he did!

    I'm so happy your getting together with family! Enjoy!

  5. Rick — so glad to hear that your eye is doing better. I know from reading your blog what a tough year you have had so I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! May this holiday season and the coming new year only bring good things your way.

  6. Rick-

    I am so happy and thankful to here that it wasn’t more serious, and more importantly, that you will be able to spend Thanksgiving with your family. I was thinking about you all day, and this news is a welcome relief.

    All my best, kiddo. Happy Thanksgiving from both Buckaroo and I.

  7. I just wanted to send some love out to you in Chicago. Born n raised there myself – but now sweating with the turkeys in Arizona… its so unseasonably hot… Scott-o-rama sent me your way, I’m so glad he did!

    I’m so happy your getting together with family! Enjoy!

  8. Rick — so glad to hear that your eye is doing better. I know from reading your blog what a tough year you have had so I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! May this holiday season and the coming new year only bring good things your way.

  9. Glad to hear your eyes is getting better. We do take a lot for granted that would change our lives forever if we lost it. Have a great Thanksgiving.

  10. Glad to hear your eyes is getting better. We do take a lot for granted that would change our lives forever if we lost it. Have a great Thanksgiving.

  11. Good to hear that your eyes are getting better…Scott-O-Rama directed me here as well, and a big shout out from Texas saying Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    I think that it's been a rough year for many of us in the world – and now is the time for us to come together and say Thanks for being alive to see all of it – because some of those we loved aren't.

  12. Good to hear that your eyes are getting better…Scott-O-Rama directed me here as well, and a big shout out from Texas saying Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    I think that it’s been a rough year for many of us in the world – and now is the time for us to come together and say Thanks for being alive to see all of it – because some of those we loved aren’t.

  13. I hope you and your family had a wonderful get-together yesterday. Thanksgiving's only comes once a year, yet we ought to be thankful – everyday. Take care Rick.

  14. I hope you and your family had a wonderful get-together yesterday. Thanksgiving’s only comes once a year, yet we ought to be thankful – everyday. Take care Rick.

  15. Glad your eyes are healing up. How come you didn't take pictures of the grossness? That would have been the perfect thing for Thanksgiving!

  16. Glad your eyes are healing up. How come you didn’t take pictures of the grossness? That would have been the perfect thing for Thanksgiving!

  17. Glad to hear the vision is getting better. Did the doctor give you any idea how you might've caught that?

    Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.

  18. Glad to hear the vision is getting better. Did the doctor give you any idea how you might’ve caught that?

    Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.

  19. Break Out The Parkas!…

    OMG!  Have you seen the forecast for the upcoming week here in Phoenix? 
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      A high temperature of only 59˚F?!?  What the hell is up with that?
    I guess it’s time to break out the long underwear, mitt…

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