July 8th, 2004


eye update and thoughts about healing

I saw the cornea specialist in Jacksonville on Tuesday. We have not made a final decision yet--he wants to look at my more recent records, which I didn't have copies of. These include a scan of both eyes, which is important to me because the scan of the left eye shows some things that he isn't able to see because of the corneal damage in that eye. I would like to have both eyes done, but he may recommend leaving the left alone since it is "quiet." He said the right eye is a very good candidate, but he wants to wait on making a decision to ensure that there are not other things that need to be taken care of first. The right retina is partially detached, and naturally he wants to be sure that this is an unchanged problem.

Once he has my records from Dr. Trese and the retina specialist here in Florida, we will talk by phone and make a final decision about what to do. The biggest barrier is funding. They can set it up at a hospital that takes Medicaid, and since the hospital arranges for the purchase of the cornea Medicaid would probably cover that cost. That would leave me the doctor's fee, which is very expensive. I am contacting the Lions Club here to see what the chances are that they may help me with this. I'm also researching other options.

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There's something that I need to talk about... I'm kind of afraid to talk about this, afraid it will sound fake or fanatical or something. I'm afraid because of the discussions we've had on MOL about people being hurt at healing services, afraid that healing is just too sensitive a topic for people. But I also know that God heals and that the fact that it doesn't happen all the time doesn't make it not true, and I know I need to talk about what has happened to me. I don't understand it all, but I know I can't not talk about it.

I think what I'm going to do is post some stuff that's already written about the 1992 experience. It might be repetitious, but I need to set the stage for what I'm going to talk about.

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