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Wednesday, 14 May 2008

A mixture of happenings

I think I already have a post with this title in the blog archive somewhere but really its sums thing sup so well I had to use it again!

First off I have picked up the latest bug that's going around, went down with it on Friday so have been feeling rather rough and had to have a couple of days off college. Talking of college my first exam was on Monday so that was perfect timing in terms of getting ill.

However it’s not really being ill, college or rubbish exams I wanted to blog about today it’s the happenings of Tuesday.

Tuesday morning I had the hospital for an eye check up which I was kind of worried about because of all the stuff the contact lens people.

Well the cornea mystery has been somewhat solved, I have another eye problem to add to the list cornea oedema. In English they a basically tiny little fluid filled cysts on the surface of my cornea that are microscopic, they make my cornea a little bit more cloudy than it should be. Right now they are not really causing a problem apart from I will never be able to wear contact lenses which isn't the end of the world.

Unfortunately my glaucoma was rather sky high in my left eye, it was 28 (18 is the highest it should be) but my right eye was not quite as high. The plan of action is to change my eye drops and luckily it hasn't affected my vision so here's hoping the drops sort it all out! I have to go back in 3 months for a check up; it’s a bit frustrating because my glaucoma has been well under control for about 4 years but meh these things happen.

Then in the afternoon I met Gus he is a black Labrador retriever who is going to be 2 years old this Saturday we went for a walk and it was decided jointly between all three of us, me Gus and the guide dog trainer T that we were a successful mach!

So I will be disappearing off to train on the 23rd of June and I'm counting down the days!

Gus is absolutely beautiful we walk at the same pace and he is lovely and tall I feel like we instantly bonded!

Here is a picture of us at the centre yesterday



7 comments:

L^2 said...

Sorry to hear about the cornea/contact issues, but congratulations on finding a match with Gus. He's a cutie!

Kim said...

Wow! Congratulations on being matched with Gus! I know it took awhile, but I bet you will be happy you waited when you really start working together!

Dark Angel said...

Congratulations on finding a match. I don't use a guide dog myself, but I've heard from people who do that it really makes a big difference in terms of independence/mobility.
Glaucoma can be a real bugger at times. I also had a lot of problems with this about five years ago. I'm glad to hear it hasn't effected your vision though.

Katrin said...

Gus looks very handsome! Best of luck with team training!

seahorse said...

Oh fabulous news! Have been wondering what's happening on the guide dog front. Great stuff :-)

lilwatchergirl said...

That's brilliant about Gus! I hope you two can work really well together.

Jemma Brown said...

Thanks for all the comments things are going really well with me and Gus will try and keep you posted!

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