One: Aren’t my parents cute? Is it strange that I’m ridiculously excited to spend TWO WEEKS in the wilds of Washington State with them? We leave in one week!
Two: Isn’t this picture disorienting? This is similar to the way I see things. No, this isn’t a metaphor. I don’t talk about it often, because I try to think about it as little as possible (stubborn + optimistic) but I’ve had double vision since last October.
Yes, all the time. No, it doesn’t go away when I close one eye or when I take off my glasses or…ever. Yes, it IS really weird. No, I have no idea how I have been functioning – I’m just incredibly thankful that I HAVE been.
Every single person I’ve spoken with who has any opinion at all has told me to see one specific doctor. This guy is apparently a genius, and we’re lucky to have him in our city. But, because he’s such a big deal, I have been waiting SIX MONTHS to see him.
So I have my appointment with The Guy tomorrow morning, which is exciting on one hand because everyone thinks he’ll be the one to figure out what is going on with my eyes and in my brain. But it’s also a little terrifying, because if he doesn’t know what’s wrong…where do I go next?
Friends, if you’re the praying type, please pray for me. Pray that I can be calm and patient, and that I will sleep tonight instead of coming up with terrifying worst-case scenarios. Pray that I can gather all the proper paperwork and answer all of their questions with some level of accuracy. Please pray for this man, that his experience and intelligence will be as useful and helpful as everyone has come to expect. Even more than that, pray that he will understand why I have double vision and how to get rid of it. Because, as beautiful as the world is, I’m really sick of seeing it in multiples!