Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 5: Progress?

Today I went to my first Family Readiness Group (FRG) meeting. I was supposed to go and make some friends with the fellow wives, but of course, my nervousness got the best of me, and I simply sat at my table and kept to myself.  I'm very disappointed in myself, because I'm not usually that shy, but I think I was mostly just afraid of butting into the other wives' discussions.  I feel like an outsider.  Today helped slightly, but it's still not enough.  *sigh* I'll just have to keep making myself go to base for different events I guess.

Also, I went to Nashville to go to the retina specialist, got lost following their directions (Thank goodness I had my GPS to get me back on track), and got to the office only to find out that I needed a referral from my primary care manager, whom I've never even met.  Thankfully, I was still able to see the doctor today. He took a bunch of pictures and scans, and told me what I've known all along: I STILL have fluid under my retina.  He said it's not in my center of vision, and since I've had 2 retinal surgeries already, he wants to avoid operations if we can.  He's going to get in touch with my retina specialist back in St. Louis, and I have to go back on Feb 3rd to discuss our options (at his Clarksville office, thankfully). 

So, all in all, I'm happy to be taking care of my eye again, because I've felt bad about not doing anything with it for 7 months, but at the same time, I'm worried about what's to come.

As far as Kent is concerned, he called me last night at 11:48pm to wish me a happy 3 years, 11 months anniversary ( It was 10:08am this morning where he is). I was really glad he called, because I got to tell him the news about my eye, and knowing that he is aware of the situation makes me feel a whole lot better.

Today was a challenge, but tomorrow will be better.  My parents and brother will be here in the evening, and I can't wait!

But, first, I need to clean my house, so that my mom doesn't worry about the way I've been living.
Don't be suprised if my updates get less frequent this weekend while I'm entertaining the fam.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear that surgery isn't a for sure, hopefully the next appointment will go well and they'll be able to figure out something else for you. Also so glad to hear that your family will be in town for awhile, that will be good! Lastly, don't beat yourself up about not getting to know other wives, but I really encourage you to keep trying, one of the things I hated the most was not having friends that truly understood what I was going through. Love you and praying for you and Kent!