Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Gift

Daily Draw: Shaman's Oracle ~ Hunter of Gifts

I had an amazing gift yesterday. Dedicated research, and even recognition of my eye disease has only be ongoing very recently. Frank Lowy has funded a number of institutes around the world because a family member is afflicted. John Moran has come onboard and financed the University of Utah Moran Eye Center. Dr. Paul Bernstein, one of the premier eye specialists in the world. Who said twice he will be hand carrying my chart to next week's world summit.

As part of the clinical trials my eyes were examined in the test for eyeglasses, only much more thoroughly. From there they were dilated and numbed, tapped, blasted with light, injected with dye, scanned from side to side, up and down, and behind. If I discover any other family members have the disease they will fly them in. They took blood looking for the first genetic strand that will lead to the common factors, and from there to treatment. It was nice to be treated like royalty, but the real gift is being part of the infant stages of exciting research. And maybe down the road a recipient of the outcome. And of course my eyes will go into to the pool of research when I don't need them anymore.

"Light tomorrow with today." ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-1861

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your journey. Where there is hope and understanding there is a way. They and there are lots of they's, are always discovering something new. Here's to you. Long may you wave and keep your eyes. I will continue to hold you in my good thoughts.

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    1. I'm figuring on 30 years at the minimum ..

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  2. Hopefully some help for your vision can be found through this study.

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  3. That is wonderful and amazing; I hope you can benefit sooner rather than later from their research.

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  4. What a blessing. And I can hold you in my thoughts for 30 years. Starting yesterday.
    --Debra

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