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February 18, 2013

Reflections on Patience



So, mostly with Debbie’s help, with prayer and, of course, with Raf’s love I get through the pain.


However, now I am faced with something else. No pain involved, mind you, but with a ton of frustration.


I had cataract surgery the third of January. As I didn’t have any recent glasses that were not frameless, I had to punch out the left lens from an old pair and endeavor to use the other side which was a four-year-old prescription. So, for five weeks, the only thing I could do was watch television. As far as my columns went, I touch typed them, and Raf corrected the typos.


Then the doctor gave me a glasses prescription. I took it right in to be filled, for $600 I might add, and when it was time to pick them up, I was told the lab had scratched a lens! So I had to wait several extra days.


The new glasses came and, low and behold, I still can’t see well. I can read and type and the lowest lens is pretty good, but I have to use the middle lens for distance and the uppers don’t work at all. So it does not feel safe to drive.


I went back to the doctor who gave me some meds and said that he would see me in two weeks. It appears that I am not doing as well as the 95 percent I suppose, who seem to come through this with no bad results.


Now you can see where the patience comes in. I am trying … I really am! Praying a lot and Raf is helping, as is my cousin who has been through this too.


So remember, when you have a surgery, or whatever, it may take a while for a good result. Maybe this is finally going to be the time I learn patience! With God’s help!

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