I Hate Wearing Glasses
The other day I went to sleep and all was fine.
Then around 5:30/6 am I woke up. Not spontaneously. Rather my eye was really bothering me. It was painful and runny (sorry for the lovely details!).
So I went to the bathroom and saw that my eye was really red. I washed it and tried going back to sleep. No going.
So naturally I logged onto the internet to see what the possible causes of a red, runny, painful eye could be. First possibility? Pink eye. Now I’ve never had pink eye before, I know it is highly contagious. So when I took a shower I was super careful and used a separate towel to dry my face.
Now I’m not a huge fan of doctors (most people aren’t I suppose) but I knew something was wrong and I figured it was probably something I should have checked out. I wear contact lenses and have quite the visual impairment without them. (No .. literally … I just went for a recent eye exam and all I could see was a black blur for the top letter. You know the huge E at the top of the chart? Just a blur for me!)
So I figured I’d go to Patient First. But then the redness went down because I’d stopped itching (something else you aren’t supposed to do with pink eye!). So I started wondering if I should even go to the doctor. Maybe I’m being a hypochondriac? Maybe nothing is really wrong and the doctor will think I’m wasting his time?
D was the voice of reason and asked if it still hurt. Well it did … so off to the doctor we went. And it turns out it’s a good thing I did … because I have an abrasion (tear?) on my cornea.
Very small … but very painful! Doctor said take eye drops 3x per day and come back tomorrow because it should be 50% better. No problem.
To give my eyes a rest I took the day off and was finally able to fall back asleep.
The next day before work I went in for a check. Only it was a different doctor so she couldn’t tell me if my eye was better or not. Great.
My mom suggested I call her opthomalogist practice and see if I could get an appointment. Again, I felt like I was making a mountain out of a molehill. It was feeling better so why should I go in. Couldn’t I just wait? Well … eventually she talked me into at least calling to try to make an appointment and explain what was wrong with my eye. So I did. And all their doctors were at a symposium. I.e. no doctors available for appointments! That made the decision simple.
So then it is Saturday. And I really wasn’t in the mood to go in for a THIRD day in a row. But then they called me and said the doctor really wanted to see me.
So back I went. And according to him it’s much better.
But I still can’t wear my contacts until my drops are gone. Remember that eye exam I referenced above? Well I received new contact and glasses prescriptions. And the doctor gave me a trial pair of contacts. But my glasses? Well I haven’t been able to get them changed yet. So that means I’m still using an older version of glasses. Which means headaches.
Thursday can’t come soon enough!