G'day neuro buddies.
Grant is in total championship mode so there is no need to talk about him for a change.
This post is about me, so there
MY BAD EYE
A few weeks back my right eye became very bloodshot. Hmm, this might be conjunctivitis, I thought to myself, having had the problem before.
So off to the family doc I went with Grant in tow. I assured him that I was the patient this time and not him :)
The doctor put some drops in my eye, had a look, immediately frowned and said that I needed to see an eye specialist ASAP. The drops showed some leakage = crikey!
She immediately phoned some of the local splecialists. Most were not available. However she finally came up with one I could see the following day, a Dr. Sonia. She wasn't too sure if she should get me to have some Chlorsig drops for the eye, but decided that I should.
The following day we all tootled off with me to the eye appointment. Alison came as well, just in case the situation was serious. Grant came with a carer.
When I got there the receptionist asked if I had a carer card. She said that if I did, I would get a discount on the account. Hmm, I didn't have a carer card and didn't know that I would get a discount if I had one. So now I know. I will apply for a carer card as soon as I can. It struck me that the receptionist was very sympathetic towards our finances. This doctor does not bulk bill, which means that the cost of the first appointment $120, is only partially refunded.
Dr. Sonia looked into my eyes and said that I had a tiny ulcer! Fortunately it was completely treatable.
She put me on
Chlorsig drops, 4 times a day
Predneferin forte (prednisilone) drops 4 times a day
Chloramphenicol eye ointment (apply to eyelids once at night)
I went home with the instructions to come back either Wednesday or Friday. Obviously if my eye got worse I was to contact them immediately. I decided to book in for the Friday appointment (today).
I have a crook knee at the moment and the family doc wants me to see a ortho doc ASAP. He had arranged for me to see a specialist in the city today = hmm and crikey. For me to get there today would have meant that I would have had to take Grant. There is only on street parking, which could have meant a long, long walk. Given that I can hardly drive the car, I came to the difficult decision to cancel the appointment. Fortunately I have been able to book an appointment with another specialist next Tuesday, and Alison will be able to take me with Grant and a carer.
So, today I went to see the eye specialist again.
We got there on time, but many other patients went in before me = hmm (God's perfect timing as you will see ) :)
First I saw a technician who looked at my eyes and she noticed that the pupil of the eye that is infected is larger than the other pupil. She was concerned and did the neuro examination, by shining a light in my eye. Moving the light to the left and right etc. Just like what they do with Grant when he is in hospital. She immediately reported her findings to Dr Sonia, who said not to worry, as the eye drops that I was on would have caused one pupil to be larger than the other!
Then Sonia called me in to her office.
She looked into my eyes did a few more tests and gave my eyes a 10/10 considering my age. That is rather wonderful isn't it
I mentioned that in the olden days I had acute diffuse proliferative glomorelunephris, and a few years before the disease was diagnosed I needed glasses, but then a few years later the glasses were no longer needed = very interesting.
Something, in the discussion prompted me to say that I was a Christian, to which, Sonia smiled and said that she was also
And then all the God-incidences started falling into place.
I asked her if she had ever heard of my kidney specialist (1960-1985), Dr. Bill, to which she replied that she worked with him in the hospital that I attended from 1980 = crikey. What are the chances of that happening eh :) So, I of course raved on about Dr. Bill (who saved my kidneys from kidney failure; together with a miraculous leading from God; some of you know the story, so I won't repeat it here).
Sonia was in chatting mode and as I was the last patient before lunch she wasn't about to chuck me out of the room (God incidence being last patient before lunch) :)
She shared how God often supernaturally tells her about a patient's condition before she has even examined the patient. She said that she once had a patient come in, and immediately God told her that the patient was allergic to some rare garden plant. She asked the patient if she was in contact with this rare plant, and sure enough the patient was = Gift of Knowledge at work :)
She then shared how once she was working in a psychiatric unit and God told her that the patient was involved in astral-travel. She said that she was very bold and said to the patient that she would not get better unless she turned from her astral-travel activities. The patient acknowledged that she was heavily involved in the occult = another Gift of Knowledge or perhaps Discernment at work.
For some months now I have been wanting to attend a new church. The church that I would like to attend is a Vineyard church, which is only 5 minutes from where we live. We have gone to a couple of the services.
I felt very strongly earlier in the week, that this Sunday, Alison and I and Grant would go to the Vineyard service. As Sonia was in chatty mode, I asked her what church she went to. Well of course, you know the answer = The Vineyard Church = YES!
This is absolutely unreal I can tell you. I believe this is confirmation that we are to attend this church. Many possibilities. But I won't rave on about that now eh :) Sonia said that she would look out for us on Sunday.
Upon leaving the appointment I said to the secretary that Sonia is a love Christian, to which she replied with a very big grin on her face that everyone at the eye centre (about 3 doctors and technicians and 2 secretaries) are all Christians = another YES :)
I left the appointment very, very excited.
Isn't it amazing that from among the various eye specialists in the region, the family doctor sends me to a Spirit filled Christian, who attends a church that we want to attend, and who worked for some years with the kidney specialist who saved my kidneys from kidny failure = I am absolutely amazed.
I can't wait to get to the Vineyard Church on Sunday.
God bless and seeya,
Paul, absolutely amazed at today's God-incidences, Alison, just home from 5 days on camp, and Grant, in complete and total championship mode.
Ps. Oops, I almost forgot to mention = Sonya's husband is a minister (Christian pastor) !!!!