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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.

NuvaRing Update

Forgot to update on this, and since I’m facing sleeplessness, might as well do it now.

So, I put the ring in last week.  It’s not quite as flexible/bendy as they lead you to believe, but it was easy enough to do.  I guess I wasn’t thinking, but didn’t realize I’d have to use my finger to push it up further.

The first couple of days I was nauseous.  I accepted that as my body becoming reaccustomed to the hormones and stuff.  I felt fine after that though.  For the next week, I was obsessed with checking it out.  Making sure it was still there.  Making sure it was in far enough.  I sit on the couch with my legs pulled up in front of me a lot and I can’t tell you how many times I wondered if it would somehow expel itself in that position.  But it didn’t.

My only real complaint so far is this uncomfortable pressure on my….I don’t know what.  Front wall??  I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m typically sitting all day, bad posture, or what.  It just seems like it pushes down on me.  It’s not painful, but it’s not exactly pleasant either.

Gak has me paranoid now after that comment she left about it popping out during sex.  So then I’m all paranoid wondering if it would be all icky if it came out.  Of course, I remove it just to find out.  It’s fine, but I did notice it is permanently creased in the form that it was bent to insert.  Yeah, so not as flexible as I thought.  Plus, I keep thinking, if someone were to use their hand, it wouldn’t be hard to miss.  Makes me think of a ripcord or something.

I’ve been googling about it and came across some message boards where people talked about their experiences with it.  Lots of mixed reviews.  Some love it, some hated it.  Most that hated it seemed to have had problems on birth control pills, too, though. 

Lots of people said they gained a full cup size!  I don’t think I’d like that.  I’ve learned to be happy with my smallish boobs.  Now if it would shrink my stomach and thighs, I’m all for that!

Others said they had absolutely zero sex drive and/or no lubrication.  I don’t think I’d like that either.

Most said their partner couldn’t feel it and if he did, it was only in certain positions and not really a big deal.  Personally, I’m more worried about what I will feel.

And yes, several mentioned the inadvertant cock ring.  How awful!  Or incredibly funny.  I can’t decide which.

I don’t know if I’ll find out any answers to my concerns during Dr Honeydew’s visit.  But atleast if it was to happen with him, he already knows about it and could give me an honest opinion.  Since we talk about all that stuff anyway.  😛