Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I Have Four Ulcers...

...in my right eye!  Last Wednesday my eye was red and irritated.  Thursday it was worse.  Friday I decided to change my contacts and put a brand new pair in.  I was hoping that my eyes would feel better but they didn't.  I should've changed them on New Year's but I didn't.  I would've cleaned them more frequently if I knew what was coming.  I could've done without the drama over the last couple days.  Should've, would've, could've, right?  

Anyway, I called my ophthamologist and they said that they could see me...in 45 mins.  Sigh.  I had to cut my visit short with Sophia and off I went.  I'm in the chair at the dr.'s office and she asked me to read the BIG letters on the first line.  I couldn't.  She examined my eye and told me that my vision was diminishing in my right eye AND that I had four ulcers AND I had to wear glasses for a week.  I literally laughed out loud!  I don't trust myself in the house with glasses let alone behind the wheel!  My depth perception is WAY off in my glasses.  Jeremiah graciously drove me around all weekend while I wore my glasses.

The ulcers were uncomfortable but the eye drops were unbearable.  I had/have to use some eye drops, that sting really bad mind you, for about a week.  I went for a follow up appt yesterday and I'm down to one ulcer AND I could read the big letters on the first line.  My vision has been restored!  By the end of the week I should be back to normal.  

The truth is that I am too tired and exhausted to deal with my contacts.  So I just leave them in and change the pair once a month.  At least I change them out.  I'll try to be more diligent in cleaning my contacts in a more timely manner.  

1 comment:

Romy said...

Ouch! Take care of yourself.