Internship Postponed

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.

 

3 Comments

  1. Michael says:

    Glad to hear you’re doing better Lee. I hope it clears up.

  2. lee says:

    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!

  3. Jonathan Moore says:

    Hi Lee,

    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.

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