Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Moving On

A long time friend of the mister's passed away yesterday. Long time readers may remember him; he's the friend who had a stroke a few years ago. J was diagnosed with lung cancer about a week ago (he smoked up until the stroke). They thought he'd have two to four months without chemo and about two years with. They were working on getting him strong enough for chemo, but it didn't work out that way. I feel so awful for his wife; they were married a long, long time. They have several children and grand-children so she has them to lean on. The service will be Friday or Saturday.

In other news, I had my last pre-surgery eye test today and I'm peeing highlighter yellow. I thought it was nuclear dye they'd inject but it was vegetable based.

We've also lost another bid on a house last weekend. We didn't have much hope for this one, but it was still disappointing. We're going to take a short break from looking and recoup.


Shelley said...

Ugh! So sorry to hear about the Mister's friend.

And did I miss something? Exactly what surgery does one have for diabetic retinopathy and when are you having it? I just knew you had seen the doc and been diagnosed, but I don't remember you saying you were having surgery. I'm thinking the good thoughts, of course!

Deborah said...

Zip zap! It's laser surgery. It's only day surgery and I'll be no worse off afterwards than when I get my eyes dialated. At least, that's what's supposed to happen!

More info: they zap the hemorraging blood vessels in my eyes. This will stop them from bleeding. It may or may not correct the existing damage. I'll have to have check-ups from now until the cows come home to monitor any possible (likely) future problems.

Shelley said...

SO did you have the surgery yet? How are you doing? Are you okay? How many fingers am I holding up?


Deborah said...

Surgery is tomorrow morning at 8.