The verdict?

So the eye doctor told me she’s not exactly sure what was going on with my eye in San Diego, since she didn’t actually see it all red and inflamed.  But that she is convinced the underlying problem is Dry Eye.  That it was irritated before I left and the plane ride, change in climate, windy days, etc further aggrivated it.  The steroid eye drops helped with the redness and inflamation, but that my vision was still a mess because my cornea has yet to heal from the trauma.

She told me to take 2 different OTC eye drops (artificial tears basically) and prescribed me a full steroid eye drop to use.  I have to use the first OTC and steroid drops 4 times a day and the second (thicker and gooier) drop immediately before bed.  The good news being, she believes my vision will be completely back to normal within 2 weeks or less.  I have to go back in 2 weeks to have things checked out and to find out the result of some test they did that basically measures the level of dryness so they can determine what treatment I’ll need.  I’m hoping for just the eye drops because those plugs look awful.

I’ve been working from home the past 2 days because I’m a little scared to drive right now.  I’m not totally blind in one eye or anything, but it certainly does screw up my depth perception.

In the category of not-so-good news, I took the NuvaRing out last Saturday night for my week off time….when I’m supposed to get my period.  It’s now Thursday and I still haven’t started yet.  I know it’s my first month on it, so hard to predict the schedule, but when I was on pills regularly, I took the last one Saturday nights and, by Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest, I’d have started. 

I have had a headache the past 2 days, but don’t know if that’s really PMS related or not.  Traditionally it’s always started off with cramps for me.  So yeah, I’m kind of freaking out now.

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