Monday, January 21, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Every heart has it's secret sorrows, which the world knows not,
Oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Today I am starting with my gratitude list.
Today I am Grateful for:
My higher power
My sobriety
Dolly, My Schnauzer
Daave for taking me to the emergency room at Park Plaza Hosp at 2 AM today.
That I only need to see an eye Doctor ASAP
That for a 66 year old that abused this body for so many years, I am in pretty good health.
Not having had a stroke last night.
I had a wonderful day yesterday. I spent it with my two good friends Joe and Karl. We stopped by Scott W.'s last day of show. My friends were impressed with his work. I also picked up the two pieces I had purchased, which Scott gave
them to me early. Went abck to my friends house where I proceeded to make a big pot of Texas Chili. Had to really cut back on the cayenne pepper bacause they don't like that much HOT. But it was very good. I came home about 10.

Around 11:30 as I was finishing up in the bathroom, my left eye seemed like it had something in it. The I had these huge floater in it. Looked liked ink blots or a mix of scrambled notes. If I looked down at the white tile floor as it turned my head it looked like something was scurrying across the floor. A rather large something. Thn I realized it was the eye. I got very concerned and all aflutter. So I called my United HealthCare Nurssing Assistance Line. I gave her my symptoms and she said I needed to get to an Emergency Room and not to drive in case it intensifies. So then I called Dr. Gathe and his nurse called back and I told him the sysmptons and he said I will call Park Plaza Hosp ER and tell them you are coming. DO NOT DRIVE. It is a little after 1 at this point. So I called Daave. This dear friend came out to my house 26.5 miles and took me to PPHER.
It was about 2:30 by this time. And they took me right in. I was their only patient. I told the ER nurse and Dr. what my symptons were about seeing the large floaters, and they looked like yeah the guys probably drinking. Or at least that's what I thought they were thinking so I quickly interjected that I was sober and did not drink or do drugs. They laughed. They did an eye exam, and with my history of stroke (TIA) they did a CAT scan, (one of those hairless ones). Daave offered to get get a Labrador so I could also have a LAB test. HARDEE HAR HAR. The CT cam e back with nothing goin on. So they sent me home with instructions to see my Dr. asap, and to see an Opthomologist ASAP. Today, being MLK day Drs. offices are closed. So I have an appt with the eye Dr. at 1:30 tomorrow. Still advised not to drive til they settle on what is wrong. My friend Joe will take me.
So I cannot thank Daave enough for getting out of his warm bed and helping me.
He got me home at 6:45 and then he went home. He missed his 6:30 AM meeting.
It is a blessing to have friends like this.


So I'm just laying around the house today. Dolly is staying close. It is amazing how pet's know when something is wrong and just give that little extra tlc. I love that.

This just strengthens my Faith that God has provided me with the type of friends that are there for me and that that is also a very big part of my sobriety.
It adds a special meaning since it happened on my 16th Birthday.
Now y'all be pretty, ya heah.

See y'all around the Blogdom.


dAAve said...

It's been more than 8 years since I've used aflutter in a sentence.

Mary Christine said...

Happy belated Birthday Zane. I am glad for friends like Daave... including the one and only Daave - who drove me around Houston for 2 days. He is amazing.

One Drunk to Another said...

Happy sobriety date!

Pam said...

Oh dear...I hope you find out what is going on soon and get it fixed.
Maybe I'll try calling Dave at 2:00 AM just to see if I can get him out of bed ;)

Todd HellsKitchen said...

DAAve's a good guy!

Todd Hellskitchen

Scott W said...

Dave who?

I had something similar, except it was the letter G, made of inverted triangles and inside each triangle were flashing bars of light. It happened only twice, once in Sedona and the other in Phoenix. Both in Arizona. Never had it again.

I hope you get to the bottom of this, that would make you on top of things.

It was nice meeting your friends.