Thursday, October 9, 2008

eye matters

one's eye is the window into his very being so we really need to take care of it. i was stupid enough not to remember that simple task and now i'm paying my price. it all started about two weeks ago when i suddenly felt a sharp pain in my right eye. i looked into the mirror and i noticed that it was really swollen and the whites have turned blood red. i quickly put some ice on it to help subside the swelling and i applied some eye drops that i have for that case (i have an inborn eye condition but that's another story...) and it subsided a little. as the days went by, i tried to self medicate with the usual arsenal of medications that i have that were prescribed to me for such cases. but i noticed that the swelling and pain did not go away and it even got worse...

i visited the doctor after almost a week to have my eye examined and he told me that i have 2 ulcerations in my cornea that is already severely infected and prescribed a barrage of antibiotics to fight those infections. he told me that the ulcerations may come from dust and other things that may have gotten into my eye a while back...

a while back, this could mean a couple of days, weeks or months ago. i should've paid more attention to what's happening to my body.

it has been two weeks since the start of the treatment and the vision in my right eye is severely impaired and is down to only 30 percent or less. the doctors are still agressively treating the infection with the usual antibiotics but the progress of healing is very slow as my condition is also complicated by my history of allergies and if there will be no changes or improvements that will be seen by next week, the doctors will start a whole new battery of medications that would include steriod therapy in order to fight of that nasty infection and save my eye...

all i can do now is hope and pray that a miracle will happen. the doctors told me that my eye can be saved but they're not sure for how long the treatment will last and what will be the extent of damage that the infection will have for that eye. but still at least i am not totally blind. somehow, i see that as a challenge for me to become stronger in dealing with pain. it might be a way for me to realize just how blessed i truly am... i know that GOD is with me and HE will help me through this. it's just a question of when...

6 comments:

LoCTY said...

As promised see below prayer request sent out for the healing of your eye.

Precious Saints!!!



Please lift up a blogger friend in prayer. His name is Binoe from the Philippines and he is battling with an eye infection in his right eye. The doctors are struggling to save his eye and they have now started a second round of treatment.



You can go read his blog at http://sanctuarionibinoe.blogspot.com/



Thank you.



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LisaG said...

Just have faith binoe. As long as you keep a positive attitude your healing will come about faster, and you will heal. God is with you.

Lisa

valerie lynn said...

Binoe, a fellow Christian blogger LoCTY emailed me with a request for prayer for you.

Heavenly Father I lift up your child Binoe to you. Lord Jesus you are the greatest physician of all! You are the healer of all healers! You hold all power in your hands. Lord Jesus release your healing power upon my friend Binoe and heal his eye in Jesus name!

Your word which is truth and power says: "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed". Isaiah 53:3-5

Father God we are declaring healing right now in Jesus name. We thank you right now for the healing which is taking place within him from the top of his head to the sole of his feet He is healed! Praise you Jesus. Thank-you Jesus! It is in the mighty and powerful name of Jesus I pray AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

Stay strong in faith my friend.

Jeff said...

May the Lord's will be done in your life, and concerning your eye. May He heal you, according as He wills.

Here are some web pages that have information on corneal ulcers on them. Maybe you will find something helpful here:

Health A to Z

The Merck Manuals

EMedicine

Eye Conditions

EMedicine Health

Wikipedia

Lori said...

Binoe, you are in my prayers. Nothing is impossible with God.

valrandle said...

My Brother,
You must have "great" faith, and let God take it from there. Lay at the altar of confession, and let God know your heart, and come before Him in the fullness of your heart. He knows what's going on in all our lives, but He wants us to come to him in faith, and call those things that be, as though they were not. Thank Him now for your healing, and tell Him that by His stripes you ARE HEALED!!!!
Love,
Val R.