Another Day — Another Shot

Monday (July 18) was our writer’s group meeting, and I could not bring myself to attend.  I really tried, but could not calm myself down because I knew that today (July 20) I would be getting another shot in my right eye for my wet type macular degeneration. 

It’s hard to believe I’ve been on this journey for a year, but I have.  Yesterday, I called my retinologist and changed my afternoon appointment to a morning one because I just knew I would be getting another shot.  After a year of this, I’ve finally lost count of the number of shots to my eye.  Some of my family wonder why it took so long for this to happen — I can only say:  I guess I’m still detail oriented about some things.

When I arrived at the retinologist’s office and was escorted into the exam room, the assistant asked how I was doing and I told her I was facing another shot. 

When I finally saw the retinologist — after new eye photos were taken — he asked me how I was doing and I told him I was facing another eye shot.  He showed me the photo and said I was right.  (There really are times when I wish I was wrong, but alas I cannot say whether or not this was one of those times).

What I do know is that I’m glad I had my appointment time changed so that my eye could become accustom to the “sand paper” feeling it now has as the novocaine wears off.

About sandrabranum

I'm a philosopher, dreamer, poet, writer -- not necessarily in that order -- and I get to write it all down and share it with the world thanks to the Wonderful World Wide Web!
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