Thursday, April 1, 2010

Good News!

This week has been all about hope for our family. Firstly, hope in the Lord as we celebrate his resurrection. I have to say I adore this truth. Easter is my favorite holiday to be celebrated year-round. A time of hope. I love that I get to share the truth with Leelah about our Savior being alive! Talk about a good-ending!?!?! I'm so thankful Leelah knows this story as best as a 3.5 yr old can. The joys of teaching your kids all about Jesus everyday. I must admit, with my background I am having to learn along with Leelah most times and she teaches me too! And that's okay.

John and I had a wonderful trip to meet my new eye doc Dr. Yeu (know it!) at Baylor Eye Clinic this week. She is so great. She's a Christian. She's caring. Sympathetic. Kind. And a whole mess of smart!! She took a look at the ol' googly eyes and determined (after bringing in a big-wig in a bowtie) that my left will benefit from one (two with inevitable YAG laser) more surgery to stablize the eye - meaning no more jello vision and hold on to your hat "have my quality of life restored"! PRAISE THE LORD!!!! And that when my left eye gets stabilized- on April 15th surgery- after that she'll take out the right eye lens, which is now loosening and cataract growing more and implant a new one, - and that wait, wait, "I won't have to go through as much trouble as I did with the left because we have a gameplan." WHAT!?!?!?!! You mean I might actually have BOTH eyes working at the same time!? That I can even be fixed? This is truly the most hopeful news I've heard in a long, long, long time. Joy! So April 15th- lens fixation and I go under for it. Number 6 surgery. Then I will most likely have another YAG laser surgery (number 7) to break the capsule that my eyes like to grow after surgeries. You can betcha I gave her a big ol' hug with a little crying on the side. She probably thinks I'm a hot mess of "4 kinds of crazy" now. Plus, I recommended Captivating to her which she said she'd check out. Which by the way, I got to finish while my eyes were dilated just in time for our last Cookbook Book Club on my Kindle with the text to speech capability- yay!

God is so good friends! That I can even go to the doc's office, that we live so close, have insurance to cover most of it is such a blessing. I don't care that I sometimes wait from 8am to 5pm. It is worth it to see! Such great news. I was preparing myself to live a life of legally blindness and now there is hope that I can get my eyes to see with the help of some surgeries. At the chance alone I am elated. If this healing is not God's will, then God will lead my heart in acceptance of what is. Because you see the true healing of my heart and mind has already taken place. Seeing clearly is just a bonus! What God has shown me with poor vision: friends' love, His love, etc. has been so clear to me.

Enjoy your Eastertime- HE IS RISEN!!

8 comments:

Kendra Krezanosky said...

Rejoicing with you, sweet friend! Praise God for Dr. Yeu -know it and the plan she has together for you. God has you in His hands!

Tina said...

Praise God for your news and for the path that has led you to this doctor. I'm praying that God will continue to give her the knowledge to help you with your sight. YIPPEE!!!

Lezlie said...

Praising God with you and FOR you!

Callie said...

Oh Gillian, this is such GREAT news! our God is so good!!!

Wendy said...

What a mighty God we serve!!! I am over the moon happy for you.

Lesly said...

Gil- I am so stinking excited! I can't wait for your surgery and to see what you can see!! Yeahh!

The Smiths said...

That's wonderful news...I'm thrilled for you!

The Miller Big Top Circus said...

SO excited for you! What great news!!