Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Keep On Keeping On

Andrea saw the cataract doctor on Monday and her retina doctor today. Both doctors are pleased with the way the surgeries went. Healing is a slow process, though, and will take weeks or months to know just how the retinas will settle down. The steriod shot has not totally absorbed, so Andrea still sees a haze, plus she has to keep her eyes dialated at least 3 more weeks, which is a real obstacle to knowing what she is seeing. The scan showed considerable shrinkage of the swelling on the right retina, so we were very, very pleased about that.
Andrea has been going to physical therapy for several weeks and the muscle pain in her back is getting worse. Plus she has a very bad cold that makes her feel rotten all over.
We appreciate your prayers, so we will "keep on praying on" for you all, too.

7 comments:

angel_ljh said...
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Anonymous said...

Andrea:
Still thinking about you. Hope your back feels better and that you get over that cold. Hang in there, sweetie!
Paige

Carolyn Frazier said...

I am so glad for the update. The eyes do take a long time to heal. I had my last surgery in November, and I have to wait until April to see if I can get a lens put in. Plus, I have a cold. Andrea, I think you and I are kindred spirits.

The prayers continue from our home, and I know from everyone else.

Love,

Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Andrea!! I think everyone west of Florida has a cold or the flu. Just take care of yourself and don't overdo. We are still praying for you!! You have made amazing progress.

Sandra and Amanda

Penny Bevill said...

Sorry it's been so long since I've checked in. That doesn't mean you're not thought of and prayed for. I didn't know about the back pain...UGH! Sending hugs and I'll continue to pray for healing in your eyes (and now your back!).
Love-Penny

Anonymous said...

Andrea, please know I am praying for your physical and emotional needs. My wife and I are praying for your full recovery.

Your Brother in Christ!

Jessica (LeDoux) Rosen said...

Andrea,
I came across this blog in a strange way. As I live in Philadelphia and don't keep up with many people from high school, I had no idea of the traumatic ordeal you've been going through. I've just spent the last hour or so reading all of J. and your family's blog entries and I was brought to tears several times. I am in awe of your tremendous strength and spirit. I was also moved by the unbelievable level of love, support and dedication from J., both of your families, and your friends. I will continue to follow your progress and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Keep fighting. If you ever want to catch up, give me a call: 856.816.8321
Love and well wishes,
Jessica (LeDoux) Rosen