Thursday, October 1, 2009

Back in the saddle

Tampa General

That was me a year ago at Tampa General. Today is my first day of cataract surgery since I moved to Kansas. I've been doing only LASIK at the Durrie Vision office until now. I don't know exactly how to get to the hospital, where the OR is once I get there, where my first patient is, or how to log in to the computer system once I find my first patient. I have worn the same "Durrie Vision outfit" every day to work for the last three months, which is a striped shirt that says Durrie Vision with black pants and shoes, so it is my first time wearing a tie in three months as well. Somehow, my neck grew since I started working out up here, so I can't even approximate buttoning my collar. For the first time since I was 14, my neck is bigger than 12 inches. Or maybe this shirt shrunk.

But it will all be alright once I get into the operating room. I know that place. It makes me happy. It is peaceful and calm there. I feel God's pleasure in the OR. Pray for the cataract surgery patients today if you think of it, I'll be doing the same thing.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Joel, I don't know if you remember me. But I'm one of Aaron's good buddies up in Indiana. Shoot the last time I saw you was at Camp Adventure years and years ago. Anyway, I stumbled onto your blog through Amber's. Anyway, I see you are in Kansas now, where at? I'm originally from Kansas. I still go back every year because my whole extended family (both sides) live there. I love Kansas and can I say I'm extremely jealous that you got to go to a Royals game. They are my favorite team, even though they are pretty bad. I'm a huge royals, chiefs and K-State fan. Anyway hope all is well.