Sunday, April 24, 2011


I'm waiting for my daughter to pick me up as we are heading to the airport for the monthly trip to Memphis.
For those of you who don't know, my daughter is being treated for MGD which stands for Mybomian Gland Dysfunction.  This is difficult to treat and the most common way of treating it is really only effective if you have a mild case.  Hers is not.  They don't really know the cause but believe it to be associated with roseca, a redness in the skin on the face.  She's been after some kind of relief going on 14 months and the treatment in Memphis is one that statistics have shown to be effective in keeping the symptoms at bay.  It's a horrible thing to live with as it involves the eyes and feels like the eyes are dry, scratchy, and oft times feels like the tears that wash over the eye every time one blinks is acid-like in its intense burning.  She's gotten some relief but not as much as we'd hoped for by this time (6 months-6 treatments).  Hopefully, once the glands are shut down by this dr's technique, she should be able to maintain and only need 2-3 times a year.  She's been so brave and strong through all of this, stronger than I would be, but she's had just about enough.

The reason I have told you about all of this is that I would like to ask you all to pray for her success with this treatment.  The power of prayer is a wonderful thing and one can not have too many prayers sent on their behalf.  So on this Easter Sunday, the celebration of our Savior's resurrection, please take a moment and remember my daughter in your prayers.  It would mean so much.  Thank you in advance for your kindness.

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