Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Glad this day is over!

Whew - what a day. We had snow and ice last night. Schools were cancelled, but I still had to go to work. I knew I was in trouble when I came to the hill at the end of my street and tried to stop, but couldn't. I just kept right on sliding. The rest of the drive was just as treacherous.

I was only working until 1:00 because I had an ophthalmologist appointment at 1:30. I have been having trouble with my eyes crossing outwards. I've had this problem since I was 2, but had surgery to correct it when I was 11, however, it's become a problem again.

I made it to my appointment a little early. I got out of my van and began to walk to the door. I looked around and saw that the view was beautiful. I decided to go back to my van to get my camera and take a few pictures before my appointment. That was the moment I realized I had locked my keys in my van.

Thankfully, I have AAA and they were able to unlock my van and get my keys back. I didn't even have to go outside. They unlocked my van and then brought the keys to the receptionist, who then brought my keys to me in the exam room.

However, my visit with the ophthalmologist did not go as well. I found out that there is nothing that can be done for my eyes. I have "abnormal retinal correspondence". In other words, my eyes do not work together at the same time. I have 20/20 vision in both eyes - I just can't use them both at the same time.

Before I left, I took a few pictures from the parking lot. When I got home, I had class list from the Viking dealership near me. I really hope to take a class some time. It would be a great way to meet people


  1. Hey Connie. I'm so sorry about your eyes. My husband and one of my daughters had this (or something similar) and both have had vision therapy to improve it. I'm not sure if it would work for your diagnosis but just wanted to let you know about it in case you hadn't heard of it.

  2. Connie, Sorry about you eyes and sliding down the hill. What a day you had!!! Glad you are now safe at home and off the icy roads. I'd check around with a couple other eye doctors and maybe one of them will know of some new treatment for the problem you have. I had a friend with an eye problem, not what you have but her doctor told her nothing could be done...made another appointment with a different doctor in diffrent group and that one knew of a new treatment and it helped. Worth the try.

  3. Thank you ladies -- my doctor mentioned therapy, but said in my case even that was risky because somehow even that could cause me to have double vision.

    I'm just having to trust God that this is all a part of His plan for me.