Thursday, April 12, 2007

Some stuff

Brook is taking the largest antibiotic capsule I have ever seen a human take! It is an inch and half long! So far I have seen no effect on the lump in her neck. I will be keeping an eye on it.

I went to the eye doctor yesterday. It was past time for me to get my eyes checked. The news was not so good. I am suffering from

Corneal neovascularisation is the ingrowth of abnormal blood vessel into the cornea from the limbus (junction of cornea and eye-white).The cornea normally has no blood vessels. Contact lens wear slightly reduce the oxygen deliver to the cornea, when lens wear is prolonged for days at a time or a lens that significantly limit the oxygen supply to the cornea, the cornea responds to this chronic oxygen deprivation by growing new abnormal blood vessels. 

Further progression involves ingrowth of larger vessels accompanied by increasing amount of connective tissue into the transparent cornea. This fibrovascular scar is called Pannus, if unchecked it can grow over the pupil region of the cornea. 

The occurrence of neovascularisation requires immediate lens change to allow sufficient oxygen supply to the cornea, by using of higher oxygen transmissibility lens material and stop extended wearing schedule.

Not pretty is it? I will still be wearing contact as I need them in order to be able to pass eye exam for license to drive. The new thing is , I will be wearing glasses too, bifocals at that! I will have to change my contact lens wearing time. I do not want to lose my eyesight any sooner than I may. Contacts are not a vanity for me. I have extreme nearsightedness and astigmatism. Anybody that has extreme bad eyesight can tell you that when wearing glasses you lose a lot of vision. Instead of turning your eyes to look at something you have to turn your whole head. There is no such thing as a sideways glance out of the corner of your eye. Peripheral vision is gone for me with glasses. Even with the ultra thin lens you may not be able to see my eyes with my glasses on, they will be small. I have to take care of my eyes. I use them to hear with. I lip read. I am lost without my eyes. I descend into a world that consists of lights and shapes and squeaky noises. All I can do is smile and nod because I have no idea what you just said.

I got Brook's school pictures today. I am hoping to scan one and post it. She is a beauty in it! I believe it is one of the best pictures she has ever had taken! Someone made a comment to me today that I should not post pictures of her. Maybe not. 

Pat's sister called yesterday and told him that he needs to go osee his mama nad that her something to eat. Turns out that she(the sister)has been in the hospital for a few days. I am totally mad about that. Why did she wait 3 days to call? I made her some potato soup yesterday and today I sent beans and ham with cornbread and a couple of sausage bisquits. Pat said she looks bad. She is finally realizing that J is the reason no one comes around. But that won't make any difference. Pat did not even get in the house the last time he went over there. J came out in the yard and told him that his mama was asleep. I feel sorry for Pat because I know how much he loves his mother but he does not want to go thru hell everytime he goes there. It will hurt him when she dies. He will feel guilty. I know, I have been there myself. I fell guilty everytime I think of the times when I should have gone to see my mama and I did not.

That's all for now. Good night yall.


  1. Oh, I will be praying for your eyes, sweetie. I know how important they are to you! Dave's grandma was born Deaf and she lipread, and I will always remember spending time with her intently looking at my face...

  2. Yes you must take care of your eyes. Hope everything goes good with that problem and Brook. Brook is a pretty girl so if you chose to post her picture I will be glad to see it but if you don't I understand. Paula

  3. You are soooooooo right Celeste...even if you are in the right, you will still feel is the way of life I, that meal you sent your mil sounded soooooo good too!!!! If you don't want to post that picture of Brooke...will you email me one??? She was so pretty in that picture you posted the other day...she is growing up so fast Celeste!
    love ya,

  4. I had no idea that contacts caused that condition. I've been wearing glasses since about age 38.  I thought of using contacts, but I'm afraid to put them in my eye.  Crazy huh?
    Hope the condition improves for you soon. I hope Brook gets better soon.  That's one BIG pill she's taking!  I don't think I could swallow that!  

  5. Uh oh.  I've been known to wear the same pair of contacts 24/7...for months at a time.  Uh oh.


  6. wow on the eye thing... ya cant win huh

  7. I have the same eye problem.  No biggie.  I've been wearing my glasses a whole lot more.  

    The Internet is a dangerous thing.  I think your friend is right about posting anymore pics of Brook.  Although, I love watching her grow up.  Oh well, you'll keep us informed!

    "I made her some potato soup yesterday and today I sent beans and ham with cornbread and a couple of sausage bisquits."

    I am SO moving in!  LOL!

  8. My prayers and thoughts are there for Pat's mom...I truly hope that he gets to spend more time with her....
    take care of those eyes of is rough not having perfect vision....I have been wearing bifocals for 6 years and it scares me...because I can tell my eyes are getting worse...

  9. celeste-I also have extreme nearsightedness and astigmatism. I also rely on my contacts (they are thick too!) to see well. Ive been trying to wear my glasses more because my thick contacts irritate my eyes when my allergies are acting up. My best friend had lasik eye surgery 3 years ago ( a gift from her husband) and now she has 20/20 vision. Maybe someday Ill be able to afford it!

    I hope Brook pulls thru this sickness and the swelling goes down asap. Scary for her and you. Its good your keeping a watch on her.

    3 days! Pat' sister needs slapped......poor Pat sometimes family members suck.

  10. Praying for all of you, my dear!  -  Barbara

  11. I hope the antibiotic starts working soon for Brook.  I'm so sorry about your eye condition.  I hope wearing your glasses more and changing the type of contacts you use starts helping right away.


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