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Greetings Everyone,

Phil is no longer totally one-eyed (was he ever? typist). He decide to get a second opinion on his eye from our own optometrist when we returned to the Central Coast. He sent him to an eye surgeon who subsequently sent him to a retina specialist. The final outcome was that he had two small tears in his retina which the specialist “welded up” with laser treatment.

Phil said it felt like a tiny electric shock on his eye but not painful. He has probably never been so thoroughly examined before and is pleased to have had this issue resolved. Much of the “dirty windscreen” effect has gone but the cob-web “floaters” remain and the specialist said these may slowly dissolve and the brain will gradually get used to them and ignore them. He goes back next Thursday for a check up.

We are still booked to fly to Turkey on the 1st March. Meanwhile we are grandparenting and waiting for Tim and Ang’s baby to arrive in February.

God bless,

Pam and Phil

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Greetings Everyone,

On Wednesday we booked our tickets back to Turkey to leave Australia on March 1st. The next day Phil started having trouble with his left eye. This grew worse with blurred vision “like looking through a dirty windscreen” and “having a hair dangling in front of you”. He was concerned it might have a detached retina and booked a visit to the optometrist. The results were good and bad — the retina is fine but the jelly between it and the back of the lens has become partially detached and is floating causing the blockage to his vision. There is no remedy. It may detach further and move out of his main vision or it may remain and he will have to put up with it. He’s not impressed!! Please pray for Phil’s eye not to be a handicap to him.

I’ve had two small basal cells cut off my arm but otherwise fine with no further problems from my melanoma. The site has healed up well.

I am busy making the necessary courtesy flags for each country we will visit — something like thirty all up — anything from three simple stripes to the Gibraltar flag — a red tower with three turrets and a gold key on a white background and a red stripe at the bottom. It can be quite a tricky and creative task.

We will be in Sydney for the end of January and the Central Coast in February. We have not been able to catch up with everyone but do appreciate your ongoing friendship, prayers and support.

God bless,

Pam and Phil

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