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Blurred Vision and Headaches

Wednesday even on the drive to work my vision was blurry
Times before went away so I trusted God trying not to worry
Morning headache and two extra strength Tylenol not relieved
Finally second dose helped but blurred vision still remained

Thought came to me maybe jarring Tuesday of staples pulled out
Somehow jostled optic nerve with pressure on my head all about
Lord, whatever caused increased headache pain and blurry vision
Safely protect me within the healing hands of the Great Physician

Mid-afternoon Wednesday I knew I had to take action next day
Sent email to supervisor saying why I would not be in Thursday
Needed to have blurry vision and headaches evaluated further
CT-scan and/or ophthalmologist to resolve this serious matter

Thursday 7:00 called Occupational Health but doctor not in yet
At 7:30 after asking him, she called back appt scheduled at eight
Told him symptoms and after exam wanted CT-scan of brain done
Requested I stay off work until Monday at 8:00 for the results then

Once it was approved by workers compensation insurance carrier
They would check facility availability that day for time slot there
Two hours later scheduled at 1:00 since I did not feel safe to drive
After several attempts, found someone who could give me a ride

They wanted me there 15 minutes ahead for paperwork and to check in
Ate lunch early so plenty of time to get ready and not be in a hurry then
Actual scan did not take very long kept my eyes closed the whole time
Reflected on the 23rd Psalm and God’s faithful watch care over me divine

I tried over the extended weekend to take it easy and get some extra rest
But sometimes it was hard because I would think about results of the test
Yet when I did fall asleep I awoke to find my blurred vision had improved
It gave me renewed hope of God’s healing and for prayers being answered

Sunday I wanted to go to church but pain in right rib cage still prevailed
Then right calf pain started to flare up again even into my knee extended
Lord, You know my heart and understand all about my physical condition
Wherever I am, You alone deserve all of my worship, praise and adoration
© Carol S. for 7/24 thru 7/28/13 (written in segments)

2 Corinthians 4:7-9; 16 (ESV)
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

NOTE:  Stay tuned for next poem about scan results from doctor visit Monday and work recommendations, all coming soon

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