I called our family doctor around 10 o'clock to get a new prescription for the cough and another cough syrup. Unfortunately, I was not able to get that data faxed to our pharmacy until later today. However, out of seemingly bad things that happen to all of us, I learned that our pharmacy delivers medications free of charge. They make deliveries at 10 a. m. and 3 p. m. It was too late to get a delivery, so I had to drive little over seven miles to get the medication. So, while I was on the road I got our supper at McDonald's. I ordered two chicken sandwiches with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. I ordered a large diet coke. The sandwich was good, but a little to spicy for my tastes.
I got medication for my continually head cold and a nasal spray and picked up Melvine's medications. We'll see how it goes.
To my sheer amazement and delight, I can now see both sides of the highway when I drive. My, my, what eyelid lift surgery can do for anyone like me. My drooping eyelids had blocked my peripheral vision. It's a new world for me. I can see objects, houses, buildings, chimneys, and other things that I never saw before my surgery on Wednesday, January 30. I can see the highway clearly, cars on both sides of the road, and I can clearly see the road ahead of me without blind spots, shadows, or objects that I thought were there. I should be a better driver. Although I have had cataract surgery and implanted lens, it still did not reveal what I can see now. I rejoice and give God all the glory. I thank my surgeon too, Dr. Daniel Hwang, a Korean American medical doctor. He has skillful hands.
A nurse called me from the Surgery Center in Athens today to see how I was doing following surgery. What a delightful surprise that was.
Melvine and I are eagerly looking forward to speaking with Dr. Jane Huang, Melvine's oncologist this morning. We are grateful for the good report on the MRI of the brain scan they did on Melvine on Monday, and the X-Rays that revealed nothing, or said another way -- negative.
However, we want to know if the chemo is causing the unrelenting pain in Melvine's lower stomach. If Dr. Huang doesn't know, we want to ask what else can be done to eliminate that pain. Melvine does take a powerful narcotic drug for pain. However, we use it carefully. Basically, I give it to Melvine in the mornings and evenings, and at other times when the pain continues. I can give her this pain medication every four hours as needed.
I am sure Melvine has other questions to ask. She and I will rehearse these matters as we drive to the clinic today, Friday, 1 February 2019.
We are blessed to have good, caring neighbors. One family has the last name of Cruz. Today, they brought us the best potato soup I have ever eaten, next to Rafferty's in Athens. However, I do believe Diane's is better. They brought rolls and a pound cake.
Of course, our church really cares for us. They call and visit from time to time. They have provided us with food. They come to stay with Melvine and help out in many ways.
So, we are blessed indeed, and have no complaints, only praise and gratitude.
We hope all of you will have a blessed weekend. Many in our country are suffering from this winter's storm that has low temperatures. We lived in Alaska for three years and know about temperatures of 75 below zero with the chill factor.
We are blessed to have a modest home that is comfortable and warm.
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