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.
The eye pain and puffiness is gone, as is most of the sensitivity to light. My vision, however, is still horribly bad in my left eye. So I’ve got an appointment with a new opthamalogist (sp?) tomorrow morning. I don’t know why, but I keep having these horrible ideas of her having to cut my eye open or something. Ewww.
I’m really worried that this might be permanent. That my vision in that eye isn’t going to return to “normal.” I have glasses that I wear for distance, but I typically only wear them at night when driving or when sitting in my (nosebleed) hockey seats. The prescription is pretty weak actually. I had to put them on to be able to see well enough out of my left eye today to drive home from work. And putting my glasses on actually caused a sharp flash of pain in that eye.
Something definitely not right. Hopefully this lady can tell me more than the genius in California who told me my eye was “irritated” when it was all red and puffy.
Dr H is flying back to San Diego tomorrow for part 2 of his training. I feel like I haven’t gotten to talk to him as much lately, between vacation and him being out of town and work and all. That’s probably a good thing though because now I’m thinking I miss him. And who wants to do that?! I think he has finally stopped trying to analyze everything atleast. Last week, he was convinced that my true “feelings” come out when I’m drinking. I say no, I’m just a lush.
But I did have a great time with him in San Diego. No denying that. I really think the circumstances of seeing him there vs the first meeting in Dallas were so much more relaxed, which made it more enjoyable. And anyway, his comment earlier tonight pretty much summed things up: The only hope of us (maybe) ever becoming something more than friends would be if we lived in the same city. And even then it wouldn’t be guaranteed. So we’re still friends and grateful for that.