With my eye medical problems, the university postponed my internship. That was the right thing to do. I had been missing whole days because of doctor visits, was having trouble seeing, and couldn’t focus on learning because of my worries.
Yesterday I went to an eye doctor, Dr. Michel Jumper in Walnut Creek. They took a really close look at my eye (from my vantage point, all the eye scans looked like awesome 1970’s science fiction movie trailers) and got a treatment for the macular edema associated with my CRVO (central retinal vein occlusion). Dr. Jumper injected Avastin in the vitreous humor of my right eye. It hurt a bit afterward. My eye was scratchy later in the evening. But forget all that. The pain and scratchiness is gone and I can see a little better in my right eye today! The doctor said it might take a few days for the best result. I am so relieved.
I’ve been in contact with my fieldwork adviser and I hope to have a spring semester internship to finish my occupational therapy master’s degree.
Glad to hear you’re doing better Lee. I hope it clears up.
I got a lot of support from friends on Facebook about this.
Thank you all so much for the good wishes! Taking time off school is a very emotional decision. Megan and I have been pushing very very hard to get school done in a timely fashion so we can get on with our lives. But then, apparently, life got in the way!
I’m sorry for the bump in the road, but hope that these obstacles will soon be behind you. Happy to hear that there is a workable solution going forward.