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A MARTa update

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A MARTa update
On Monday May 10th I had an appointment at the Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA for a consult on controlling my persistent battle with congenital glaucoma. I was there from 10am to 6pm for this first visit. When all was done the specialist said, "We will be doing emergency surgery on Wednesday." So on Tuesday I spent the day getting all the pre-op exams and tests done. Along with all this I had a previously scheduled appointment with a gynecologist because of the persistent uterine bleeding I've been experiencing for a few months now, despite the use of hormones. Well, that didn't go so well as she decided to do a biopsy then and there and send me next week for a trans pelvic ultrasound. Back up, one step at a time, just breath.

On Wednesday I had my eye surgery and despite the anesthesiologist not being able to get me completely sedated, I was calm enough to stay awake through the surgery. When I was done I was in pain and tiered. Rudy checked us into the UCLA guest house where I spent the night. Yesterday morning the doctor checked me again and said I had done really well with the surgery. The implant was doing its job and my pressure was way down. Very good news!
Yesterday evening was the opening reception for the student honors show at the college where I take my art classes. One of my paintings, La Cinta Roja no. 2 was chosen for the show so I really wanted to go. With Rudy on my arm, a pair of dark glasses and a codeine tablet on board; I went to the show. I didn't stay long, but long enough to see my picture on the wall and chat with some friends.
Today I thought I might go to art class but I'm still sore and the light outside a bit too bright just yet. So, for now, no new art work to show. I wanted to share all this with you because I realize not all of you follow me on Facebook or Twitter (find me as marta gonzales or martasart). Maybe you were wondering where I'd gone to?

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