Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Day in the Life Of



This morning I’ve been here in my office lined with bookshelves that provide background reading on Bronze-Age Greece, theology, felines, and the Judaism of ancient Palestine. In the past few years, I’ve studied these books, trying to absorb their information, as I’ve worked on several manuscripts.
         Most of what I write about my life needs little research. The memories and the feelings I experienced are part of who I am now. Each Thursday, I usually sit here, remember a happening, place myself back in the time and place in which it happened, and simply write.
         Today, I was prepared to write about the bishop of the Cincinnati, Ohio, diocese back in 1968; George, an ex-priest and friend with whom I worked in Dayton; and the tedium, frustration, and confusion of writing letters to Rome. But, as rain splattered the windowpanes I found myself thinking, “Not today. It’s too dreary to be writing that!” And so I considered other stories. Then the phone rang.
         The call came from the nurse/tech who works with the ophthalmologist I see about glaucoma. I take two different drops each day to keep its pressure in check. The second drop is new for me, and because of burning in my eyes, I became concerned that I might be allergic to it. About 8:30 a.m. this morning, I called the doctor’s office. The tech just told me that I’m to stop taking that drop. Instead, I’m to come in this morning and get a sample of another drop to try. Having shared this with you, I’d best grab the car keys and drive to Liberty, Missouri, where the office is located.
         So no writing this week because of commitments for today and tomorrow. Next week I hope to review an exceptional book—Purr Therapy—by Dr. Kathy McCoy. Well, either I’ll review it or Ellie, one of the cats with whom I live, will. She’s being somewhat insistent that she knows more about purr therapy than I do.
         Peace. 

25 comments:

  1. Hoping the new drop works well, and I'm looking forward to hearing from Ellie. I cannot know too much about purr therapy.

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  2. I'm looking forward to reading the book set in ancient Greece. Look after yourself, Dee.

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  3. Purr therapy sounds delightful. I hope you will get something better for your eyes.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. I have seen with others in my family that it can take multiple attempts to get those glaucoma drops right. I know how frustrating it must be to have your eyesight compromised in any way while you "fiddle" with the prescription! I'm glad you could get right in for the appointment and I'll look forward to Ellie's report next week. :-) By the way, I'm still really caught up in thinking about your last post regarding psychic energy. That was so interesting to me, Dee! oxo

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  5. Sometimes things just don't go our way when we want to write. But hopefully the new drop works better than the last.

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  6. I do hope the new drops help.
    And too much purr therapy is never enough.

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  7. Hope the new ones are less annoying. Burning eyes can sure take all the fun out of writing. Good luck.

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  8. Hope your new drops are just what you need. Looking forward to Ellie's review.

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  9. Oh, Dee, I hope the new drops help. Yes, do go get them. We can wait!
    I'll look forward to seeing what Ellie has to say about "Purr Therapy"! Thank you and Ellie so much!!!!

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  10. I do hope they get those drops right. And it's more important to take care of business than to force oneself into a routine. Right? See you when you get back. :-)

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  11. I will be thinking of you, Dee, as you adjust to the new drops and hope the next ones don't cause a reaction. I know it sometimes takes a few different meds to get the right one. Take care, and know I'll be looking for that review.

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  12. Kathy McCoy is always one of my favorite blog posts. I love blogs that teach me something --and hers always does... NEAT lady!

    I understand what you mean about not wanting to write certain things when the timing is just not right. Sometimes I can pop out 2-3 blog posts on the same day --and then can't seem to do another one for a week... ha

    Hope you can find some drops that work.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. Good luck with the new drops!!!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/?s=The+Adventures+of+Fuzzy+and+Boomer&submit=Search
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  14. My dad and Dagan both have glaucoma and so I have some familiarity with eye drops and such. I hope you get some that work well.

    I have never heard of Purr Therapy, but I think I have been a recipient all my life--LOL! ;)

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  15. Purr Therapy! Works like a charm - unless the purrer gives you hives :)

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  16. HELLO ALL,

    I'M LEAVING JUST ONE RESPONSE--AS I DID LAST WEEK--BECAUSE SO MANY OF YOU WISHED ME LUCK ON THE EYE DROPS.

    WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT MY EYES WERE SO IRRITATED BY THE SECOND DROP THAT I ASKED THE OPHTHALMOLOGIST IF I MIGHT GO OFF THAT DROP FOR A FEW DAYS AND JUST USE THE BEDTIME ONE.

    MY EYES FEEL SO MUCH BETTER TODAY--SATURDAY. I HOPE TO GO ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT THE SECOND DROP AND TO RESUME USING IT ON MONDAY.

    IF THE EYES GET IRRITATED AGAIN THEN HE'LL NEED TO PRESCRIBE ANOTHER DROP. WE'VE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER TO GET THIS RIGHT SINCE THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST AND I THINK THAT RUNNING TOWARD HOME.

    I'M USING THAT BASEBALL ANALOGY BECAUSE THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS HAVE JUST WON THE FIRST TWO GAMES IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFF. THEY'RE FLYING HOME FROM OAKLAND TODAY AND TOMORROW THEY'LL PLAY IN THE STADIUM THAT'S JUST ABOUT EIGHT MILES FROM MY HOME!

    PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR NEXT WEEK'S PURR FROM ELLIE! PEACE.

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    1. Staying tuned, Dee and hoping each day gets better.

      Finished Tarack County by Krueger, on audio, and am now deep into Purgatory Ridge. I'm hooked!

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  17. Just as all your friends are saying – I hope that the drops will help you, any drop. Take good care of yourself.

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  18. I hope you find something that works for your eyes. I never could so I just quit taking drops because my eyes burned terribly too. Yeah I am slowly losing my eyesight BUT I was losing it faster when I was taking the drops.

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    1. Dear Dee
      I'll comment here too, in case you don't visit back to mine.
      I tried a lot of drops too but always walked around with squinty, dry and burning eyes, I was losing ground quickly with the drops and I think i am also losing ground without but I don't think it's as fast. I'm taking the gamble that my loss will be slower and I will die before I go blind. The way I love to read, it's rather a toss-up. I can actually read better now, without the drops. I couldn't read at all when I had the red squinty, burning eyes. I have taken different natural supplements. Right now, I've been on ProDHA Eye for about 6 months. You can look that up on Amazon if interested. I guess eyes are related to kidneys and sometimes I have kidney problems but my natropath always seems to catch it right away.
      Let's move to Colorado and perhaps we can cure both our skin cancer and glaucoma. LOL

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  19. The best of luck with your new medication, Dee.
    I hope it works.

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  20. I hope you will find the right drops for your eyes. I am looking forward to learning about some purr therapy.

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  21. I hope the new eye drops worked.

    I have to take drops everyday due to a problem the doctor had when she removed a cataract. Those drops are very expensive and I hate when they run out of my eye. Oh well, there is not much I can do about it as I would like to continue to have my sight.

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  22. Good luck with the new eye drops!

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