I use this picture of my family to start my "thank-you God" list
There's a mass in my head that's affecting the vision in my right eye

I'm putting together my list of questions to use when they call me about eye test results


My wife sits with me in the doctor's examining room.
I took super-wife with me to my doctor's appointment as an extra set of ears. It helped.

The vision in my right eye hasn't gotten better and I'm still waiting for the results of a MRI taken Thursday night.

And there were only a couple of times today when I felt like I could stick my head in a toilet and throw up because of the potential fear of losing eyesight in that eye or in both.  Having a bad knee or shoulder is an annoyance, but having impaired sight takes you to a whole different league.

Today, I went to my primary care provider to schedule an appointment to have a doppler test taken on my carotid artery.  A blockage there produces symptoms similar to my loss of vision in one eye.  To have an extra set of ears, I took my wife to the appointment.

To prepare for the results of the MRI, I am putting together a list of questions about what they have found or didn't find and what it means.  I don't want to end my next time with the eye doctor and realize that I didn't ask all the questions.

How am I handling the fear factor?

It's there like a being hiding behind a nearby tree.  It sticks its head out when I least expect it.  I'm working on my defense.

A friend of my wife's referred me to this verse from Psalm 46:10-- "Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."  

Verse one says , God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea."