Monday, July 16, 2007

Prayer Request / Dowtown Melbourne, FL

I would appreciate your prayers today.

I have a myelogram scheduled this morning (Monday) at 9am (US Eastern).

The procedure is similar to a spinal tap, but instead of withdrawing spinal fluid to check for viruses and whatnot, and while they have the spinal cavity tapped, they inject dye into it and as the dye spreads, they look at the area on a fluoroscope. The fluoroscope is like an x-ray, but shows things real time on a monitor instead of having to develop film.

Once the radiologist does the tap, and looks to see what damage he can see on the fluoroscope, they then will put me on a CAT scan for the best imaging they can get.

Then I have to stay there under their observation for four hours to ensure the spinal tap area stops bleeding.

Both of today's photos were taken in the old downtown section of Melbourne, Florida.

In the top one, the flower pots seemed to jump out at me, so I desaturated the colors from everything else. I kinda like the way it turned out.

In the bottom one, well I liked the old buildings that have become specialty shops, but to me, the star of the photo is the golden sun of the late evening.


CG said...

Oh, my friend, OF COURSE I'll be praying for you. Wonderful photos as those window boxes. HUGS

John Roberts said...

The bottom one is great because of the warm, golden lighting you caught. I'll bet it didn't last but a very few minutes. You caught it just right!

Hammer said...

Hope all goes well. Keep us posted bud.

JoAnn-NL said...

Hi John, I am sorry but I red this post too late( it already monday by now) but I will think of you now and later, in my prayers, how did it all work out with the myelogram?

When I am not returning fast on your blog after today,... I am on holiday or a few weeks but I wish you all the best!!

Take care and my best wishes.
I like your blog and your photography, so plese visit mine also You're very welcome,

JoAnn from Holland

Ben said...

Wish you luck, John. (Well, already Tuesday here, but still... Take care )

photowannabe said...

Yes John, as I said on your other blog I read this too late but you are still in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that the Drs. will be able to find and take care of the source of your pain.
Keep us posted.