Thursday, August 23, 2012

They're Gone and Jim's Appointment

Rantoul, IL.

59 deg. clear, SE wind @ 3 mph.

Forecast = Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

They're Gone!!!! : (  Yep, the "Illinois Bunch" packed up and left yesterday morning. : (

Denny came over and talked to Jim for awhile yesterday morning. Then, went back over to his site and started packing up for the return trip home. Dave was also packing up and before long, was ready to head back to his house.

Jim and Linda went over there and talked to Denny and Bev and Dave and Dee Dee for awhile, but soon it was time for h and h. (hugs and handshakes) 

It sure was good to see them again, but this visit seemed  way too short!! I sure hope I'll get to see them again when we're down in Florida this winter.

By the time they left, it was about lunch time, so Jim and Linda came back here and ate a little. After eating, Jim laid down and tried to take a nap, but couldn't go to sleep. (He was probably thinking about his eye doctor appointment that he had for later in the afternoon).

So, after getting ready, he and Linda took CLT and headed down to Savoy, (which is just a little South of Champaign), and to his eye doctor.

Jim has Glaucoma and this was his first visit back to the eye doctor since it was discovered last year. He's been putting drops in his eyes every day, but really didn't know if they were helping or not, so he was kind of nervous about going back.

Well, everything seems to be OK. ; )  He needs to have one more test done before we leave here, but his doctor said that the pressure in the eyes is down and the medication seems to be working.  In fact unless this retina scan thing that he still needs to have done shows some abnormality, he's good to go for another year!!! : )

Of course he'll still need to continue to use the drops every day.

By the time he was done at the eye doctor, it was dinner time, so CLT took them to an Applebee's Restaurant which is near the doctors office.

After they returned here to the park, Jim took a little nap and then he and Linda watched TV until bedtime.

Did you know that Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization? And also, did you know that It is estimated that over 2.2 million Americans have glaucoma but only half of those know they have it?


  1. i was stationed at the AFB there in Rantoul many years ago... not real sure I would want to go back there but I did enjoy by time over at Champaign/Urbana, glad the eyes are okay.

  2. Glad to hear that both Jim and Linda had good reports on their eyes. Here's hoping they continue to see the US clearly.


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