Monday, March 28

Personal.

I mentioned last week that a lot has happened this month, and I decided that I would share the personal side of what has been going on.

My husband Johnny has had the same UGLY glasses for like, 10 years now.  With much persuasion (read: I forced him to spend the money.  Ahem... tight...), he agreed to go to the eye doc and finally get some new glasses.  During what was supposed to be a routine dilation test, the doctor found a mass in the back of his eye.   He was told that it could just be a birth mark, but the doctor didn't want to risk it, so he needed to come back in a month and have it monitored and then go from there.

Tick.  Tock.  Tick.  Tock.

You know that thing where you're panicking, but you're telling yourself you're not panicking, but you're panicking while reminding yourself that there's no reason to panic?  Yeah.  That.

After a month of "not panicking" I drove J back to the eye doctor to have his eye dilated and checked again.  The "mass" hadn't grown, but doc still wasn't comfortable with just sending him on his way, so we went to get photographs taken and a second opinion.

 (here's a cute snuggle time picture to break up all of these words)

The next doctor (same day) had to dilate the eye again.  Poor Johnny.  This was a day of sensitive eyes and a sea sick tummy.  As the doctor checked the eye, he was much more optimistic.  He took A LOT of photographs and finally came to a conclusion.  It was no big deal.  He said that J needed to come back in 3 months to have it looked at again, but he really thought it was just a birth mark on the inside of his eye and it's no big deal.  *Here go the eyes welling up from the happy.*

We've been lucky... er... blessed.  Not just in this, but in our whole 10 years.  We haven't had to face illness or death in our years together so far, and for that I am so thankful.

Thanks for reading. Sometimes a girl just needs to get a little personal.  
xoxo Katie

47 comments:

  1. Who knew you could get a birth mark INSIDE YOUR EYE!!! WTF!

    So happy for your good news. I can't imagine the relief. And that is the most precious photo of the two of them!

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  2. What a sigh of relief! I've known that feeling, and it's so stomach churning.

    Thanks for sharing. You are in lots of people's good thoughts!

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  3. So relieved for you- a birth mark on his eye...what?! Well I hope that there's no worry left for you :)

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  4. wow...what a relief! i can't imagine having to be in limbo like that for a month.

    what i can relate to is a husband having the same glasses for 10 years because he's too cheap to go by more. :) i also had to force my hubby to by new ones. he was 25 and had the same ones from the 7th grade!

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  5. So happy for your good news! Time drags on while you are waiting for a vote of no big deal!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  6. yikes! thanks for sharing. what a relief!

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  7. Yikes, that is scary! I'm glad everything turned out to be fine. I hate that trying-not-to-panic panicking!

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  8. Oh that would be so scary! I'm glad it worked out OK in the end end :)

    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. So scary but it's great to hear that it's not big deal. My hubby has a birthmark on his eye too. I call it his poo stain ;)

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  10. ohmigoodness!! How scary! I a so glad that it is nothing! Stay healthy!! xoxo

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  11. That is scary. I am happy it is NO BIG DEAL!!! Whew...panic, but not panic. That is such a great description...glad I am not alone.

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  12. Any health stuff is scary, big or small. So happy that things worked out ok:))

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  13. Wow - I can understand what it's like to wait and try not to worry. So happy that the doc is happy - and wonderful that you can now relax. All my love!!

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  14. phew! I'm pretty waiting for answers from medical tests is the worst thing ever!

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  15. Hell yeah!

    I'm so, so, so happy for you four!!

    :D

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  16. Congrats!! Not having to face illness or death in 10 years is best thing ever!!

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  17. so glad they don't think it's anything to worry about!!

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  18. i'm so glad he's alright! I'm sorry you guys had to go through a scare though, that's really no fun. <3
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jaco

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  19. Oh Katie I am so glad everything is okay. Sending love.

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  20. Whew! So happy to hear this! I'm a new reader, but I'm all about personal posts. xo.

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  21. I emailed you, sweetheart.

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  22. You totally had me freaking out for you both! My hubby shot himself in the eye with a bee bee gun (just like the Christmas Story Movie) and he has lost most of the vision in one eye..but did not lose the eye. He's had to have a surgery to adjust pressure, so I know how scary it all can be. To help him out I come running at him with arms flailing to make sure he can kinda see out of that eye. He loves me anyways..ha ha! I am so glad that your hubs is okay! Very scary..but you have a strong beautiful family that can face anything and come out on top....I'm very happy you didn't have to this time. Hearts, janna lynn

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  23. Oy, it's the waiting that will kill you! I have a little "spot" that showed up on my eye photos/scans the last two times I've been in, but luckily it hasn't grown. Makes you even more thankful for eyesight, huh? So glad everything is fine!

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  24. I just found out my father has a brain tumor last night, really makes you think about what's important & what's not. Thanks for sharing, glad everything is OK ♥

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  25. SO happy to hear this! That not-panicking-panicky feeling is the worst, and I'm so glad it was nothing serious... I hope you and your family stay healthy for a long, long, long time. xo.

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  26. Katie I'm so happy to hear that everything is okay! What a scary situation though. Seriously, who knew about eye area birthmarks?!
    How wonderful is it that you can just enjoy your beautiful family without that underlying worry! <3

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  27. Glad to hear the good news! It's funny reading this made my eyes hurt which is crazy because I just put my glasses back on, lol!

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  28. Whewww, so happy that he is ok (never heard of an eye birth mark)!! did he get new glasses to celebrate? u should check zenni online, glasses for like $15 and they're awesome and I know that for a fact! :)
    xoxo
    cm

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  29. I'm so happy that it was just a birth mark. That is indeed a blessing! Phew!! :)

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  30. That would be so scary! I am so glad that everything turned out alright! That sucks that you had to be anxious for a whole month about it! I didn't even know you could get a birth mark in your eye! Crazy. I'm glad that he is ok! <3

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  31. That must have been so scary to just wonder and worry! I'm glad he is A-OK!!

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  32. Oh Katie, I'm so glad to hear everything is ok. A new baby with that stress on top of it, you poor girl!

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  33. Oh, I'm so glad for you skunkboy family! :D

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  34. Hi Katie,

    I've been a blog reader of yours for a while & found myself tearing up at your story. Last summer I had a *giant* cancer scare (the reason I started blogging myself) which also turned out to be NOT cancer! I felt all of those emotions all over again & am so thrilled for you & your family. There is NOTHING like a happy ending! Congrats. :)

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  35. Aww *hugs*! Such a relief!! I just had to battle it out with the eye doctors. They thought I had glaucoma (at 25!?). After months and months of exams and pictures, turns out, I just had to get my wisdom teeth out. Crazy. So glad the news was good!!

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  36. Katie I am SO glad for you guys that all turned out fine. I'm sure both of you were scared to death about it! My dad has had so many problem with his eyes, I get mine checked all the time. but a birthmark! wow, that is amazing!!
    xo

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  37. Glad your hubby is fine! I have a freckle in the back of my left eye. It took a while with lots of tests and back and forth to different drs for them to figure out it was just a freckle. I still have to have it checked every year but it's been almost 11 yrs since =)

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  38. I had no idea you could have a birth mark there!
    Definite sigh of relief!!
    And I am very glad you guys have been so blessed! I hope it stays that way!
    oh.... new follower here! :)
    came across your blog today and fell in bloggy <3

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    http://solayrian.blogspot.com/

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  41. yay that everything is ok. :) i also happen to have a birthmark on my eye that doctors were at first suspicious of... when all was said and done, my doc told me to think of it like the opening line of the song "such great heights" (by the postal service) -- just a freckle on my eye. :)

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  42. Glad his eye balls are alright! That's some scary stuff.

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  43. oh wow!! Glad everything turned out ok! What a stress - who would have thought a birthmark inside your eye?!

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  44. That is SO great that everything turned out okay! I have been with my husband for 10 years total as well and we haven't experienced any death/sickness either! Serious sigh of relief!

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  45. so so so happy to hear this news!!!

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