Update on Karen
My niece had surgery to remove her right eye last Wednesday. Oh yeah. Really. Of course I wrote about it here. Pray for Karen Please.
Karen came through the operation well. No question such radical surgery was necessary, there were two malignant tumors on her optic nerve.
Next steps: recuperation, then--in 6 weeks--the artificial eye implant, then occupational therapy to learn to see and live a normal life with only one eye. If anybody can do that, it's Karen.
There are more next steps: MRI, scans, maybe biopsies to check for metastasis. Friday we see the oncologist. Karen, her husband Bob, my sister Judy and me. Together. United. En masse.
The goal now is quality of life and prolonging life.
And she's already cracking jokes, telling her husband, "I had my eye on you from the beginning. Let's hope it was the good eye."
On a more poignant note, telling me, "Life is so precious. I had to lose an eye to see the truth."
My current challenge is finding colorful eye patches to match her outfits. Basic black (see above) is always in fashion, but we want to push the envelope and go for more gusto. If you have any info, let me know.
And keep praying for Karen please.
Update on the update: New eye patches!