Monday, December 20, 2010

Good News / Bad News.

The Good News: We had the inspection on our house Tuesday and we passed with flying colors!! We are in the home stretch now finalizing our mortgage loan and getting ready to close next month. I don't think it has quite sunk in yet and we are in a bit of shock on the biggest purchase we have ever made. Eek! But we are extremely excited about this new stage in our life and we think this will all start to set in when we start packing.

The Bad News: I went to the eye doctor Thursday because I had started to notice my right eye sight changing. I didn't think anything of it. I just thought I needed new contacts, but when I got to the eye doctor I realized it was much more serious than that. I was told I had a retinal tear and needed to go see a specialist right away because fluid was getting into my eye and ruining my sight. If I didn't get it treated ASAP I could lose vision. I was not expecting to hear that and I was very freaked out. But I went to the specialist and found out that I had a retinal detachment and needed surgery to correct this quickly.
My surgery is tomorrow. I have never had surgery before so I'm a bit freaked out, especially since there is a 20% chance I could lose vision in my right eye. But I am thankful it was caught in time and my family, friends, and c0-workers have been extremely supportive. My surgeon is the chief of ophthalmology at the hospital so I know I am in good hands. I think the hardest part of all of this is sleeping at a 45 degree angle, it is the worst. After surgery I cannot bend, lift heavy things, and I get to wear an eye patch. Awesome.

39 comments:

emily said...

yay about the house! Praying for you and your surgery this week!

Brandi said...

Oh wow, well congrats on the house and good luck on your surgery tomorrow. Hopefully all will go well!

Sunshinemeg said...

Sending prayers your way for your surgery. You will be in good hands wth a specialist and thank God you noticed it when you did. Congrats on your home. What wonderful news!

Lauren said...

Thinking of you! Good luck with everything!!!!!

Natalie said...

Sending prayers your way for your surgery!

Jules said...

I'm so excited about the house and glad the inspection went well.

On another note, I'm sorry about your eye, but so glad it got caught in time. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that everything goes well tomorrow.

Laura said...

Congrats on the inspection, and good luck and prayers for your surgery!

Melissa said...

First, congrats on the inspection and everything going smoothly so far with the house.

Second, I'm so glad you went on to the eye dr instead of dismissing the problem. I will be thinking about you tomorrow!

The Shabby Princess said...

OH NO!! Well, I'm so glad that they caught it and will be able to fix the problem with your eye. I'll be praying for you to get through surgery and recovery quickly and easily.

d.a.r. said...

Yikes!! I bet that was not at all what you were expecting at the doctor! Oh sweetie...good luck!

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Wow, girl!!!! Be careful after your surgery. That's awful! My mother-in-law had her retina detach and had that surgery a few months ago. Keep us posted!!

~Kathryn

Shannon said...

Praying for you! That's scary stuff to hear! I have faith that it will go great!

SnoWhite said...

praying for you, Lindsey!

Jen said...

Congrats on the house!!!!!

And you will be in my prayers! You'll be totally fine! :)

Elizabeth said...

Praying and thinking of you!!

Paigey Poo said...

Congratulations on the house!!!
I will be praying for you tomorrow! I'm sure everything will go good :)

Brittany said...

Praying your surgery goes well! Be sure to update us!!

Lil' Woman said...

Congrats on the house...and good luck with surgery, I'll be thinking of you.

Jeska said...

Yay for the house. But so sorry you have to have surgery, luckily you did catch it in time. Best of luck tomorrow.

Erica said...

House, YAY! Surgery, prayers!

- Sarah :-) said...

You get to wear an eye patch? LUCKY! That is the coolest!!

We'll be praying for you, girl, but I'm sure everything will go great. I'm so glad you didn't ignore the symptoms like so many people do. Good for you!!

Meagan said...

Passed with flying colors? Ugh we just had our inspection and the heater doesn't work. A guy is going out today to find out what is wrong. We are hoping it doesn't cost a lot. Good luck with the eye surgery! Scary when you have to get surgery on your eye but I'm sure everything will be fine.

Jen Caputo said...

Wow - fantastic news on the house, can't wait to see pics!
Best of luck with your surgery. Thank goodness you didn't ignore it and went in to get it checked out. Yay for Christmas pirates ;)

Newlywed Hostess said...

Congrats on the House! Will be praying for you!

Ginette said...

I hope all goes well with your surgery. Good thing you went to the doctor when you did. I'll say a few prayers!

Mrs. Lukie said...

Congratulations on the house--woohoo!! I will be praying for you, sweet friend.

PS: Eye patch is better than no eyesight, dear ;)

Annie said...

oh my goodness, i will be thinking about you and praying for you hun!
glad to hear the good news about the house!

Lucky in Love said...

Wow!! Sending prayers for you for your surgery!! So scary...but it sounds like you are in fabulous hands :)

Bekah said...

Wow so you have been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster lately huh? Congrats about the house, that is an awesome change! And Im sorry to hear about your eye, I will be praying for you! You will rock that patch like no other, I know it! There had better be some 'pirate' pics up here in the next week or so!

Allyson said...

YAY for the house and I am praying that your surgery goes well on your eye!

Wifey said...

Sending you positive thoughts and lots of prayers!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Oh goodness girl! Congrats on the house!

And try not to worry too much about the surgery. You're in excellent hands with the specialist! =)

Mrs. S. said...

The dad of one of my friends had the same surgery and it went great. I hope that yours goes just as well and that you recover quickly!

Ashley said...

I am sorry to hear about your eye. I said a little prayer and I hope all goes well !

Gwen said...

I am just now catching up on my unread blogs. YAY for the house!!! So excited for you both! I really hope everything went well with you surgery. I am sending you my prayers!!! XOXO

Anne said...

Praying for you. . . and that God will give you HIS PEACE!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I'm so thankful that you had it checked out when you did. I burned my retina with a curling iron in the 7th grade and had to wear an eye patch for a week. It's still a great story. Hope your surgery went well.

AfterGirl said...

Oh no! My mom had that surgery and had to remain face down for 24 hours a day; face down!

That said, she is fine and had a wonderful recovery. I will pray for a speedy; full recovery.

Finlansmommy said...

i had the same thing a little over a year ago and i was pretty scared too. we have no idea how it happened, but so thankful it was caught in time. the recovery is pretty long overall just b/c it takes a while to be able to actually use your eye and see things normally again. good luck to you girl and congrats on the house!