I could really go for eating a chocolate cupcake with my grandson
Some thoughts as I get ready for eye surgery tomorrow morning

They won't cut out the tumor in my brain

I could feel the results today of a whole lot of people praying for me and my recent problems with my eyesight.  I am humbled by all the people from all over who have responded to say they were praying for Gladys and I and the doctors who were trying to figure out what was going on in my head with my eyes.

First, I do have a tumor as some called it and a mass as others have called in on the lining of my brain. It's about six millimeters, but it's not interfering with my vision, according to the doctors today at Michigan State University.  I have its name written down in the papers I brought home.  It has "men" and "noma" in it.

I was told that I would have to have a MRI to track its growth every six to twelve months.  That's the first item.

My vision loss was attributed to a lens transplant in my right eye that came completely loose from its anchor in my eye.  It's floating in the vitreous fluid in that eye meaning that my right eye, right now, doesn't have a functional lens.

In the next two weeks, I will be going in for surgery to have the fluid drained from my eye, have the lens replaced and the filled back-up.  This dislodging of the lens has happened twice in the last 12 years.

Right now, I'm really tired.  I didn't sleep well last night.  I looked in so much bright light today for testing purposes that my eyes feel like they've been through a Biblical experience.  

I'm drinking a can of Diet Pepsi and pretending it's wine.  I praise God for all the concern, the emails, the Facebook notes and the texts.  Wow!  Thank-you.  I'm humbled.

This journey with my vision isn't over with yet, but this chapter is closing and we are getting ready to start a new one.

I share this Matt Redman song--10,000 Reasons--that really captures my heart and where I am in my thinking right now.  I also share a couple of pictures of Gladys taken today with my phone.


My wife is in my corner.
Here's Gladys in my corner at the MSU Clinical Center.
In the examining room, Gladys found this magazine which featured our daughter-in-law's business, Umba Box