Surgery was a success! The doctor said it was a good thing I wanted to go ahead and have eye surgery before I went to Honduras because there was a lot of stranding of blood clots inside my eye that would continue to cause more problems with my vision. Fortunately, he did not see any active bleeding so he did not have to laser any blood vessels. He also could not see any area that appeared damaged and my retina was intact. Praise the Lord!
I think the worse part was having to sit "still" for 5 days in a certain position, and seeing the air bubble (black circle) inside my eye move around, even when I slightly moved my head, until it finally dissolved 10 days later.
PRAYER REQUESTS: *This week will be the first time in 4 years I will not be in the Dominican Republic ministering with a special team from NC. It will be difficult seeing their posts and pictures and not be there, especially not being able to love on some special people I have ministered to, and with, over the past 8 years. Pray with me that their ministry and medical clinics will honor and glorify the Lord and that many people will accept Jesus as their personal Savior.
*I continue to have issues with my allergies. I started eating only fruits and vegetables, chicken and fish, along with drinking 80-100 oz of water a day for the past 3 weeks. I feel better, have more energy, thinking more clearer, and have lost 15 lbs BUT I am still itching all over. Pray the Lord reveals the source of any underlying allergy I may have, whether it be food or something simple like my laundry detergent.
*In the next two weeks, as I will be driving in SC, NC, TN, VA, WV, GA, MS, AL, LA, and TX. Pray for safe traveling mercies and that I will not have any issues with my car :)
*I still have not heard a final decision on whether my charity application has been approved for my surgery at Waccamaw Hospital. I should hear their results this week, or next.
*Pray also for my follow-up appointment with Dr. Gutman, that my eye continues to heal with no more bleeding or an infection.