I have an eyepatch.
I was mowing my lawn last night, and for some reason, I forgot to take my contact lenses out, like I usually do. Of course there was wind. After all it is always windy here. There was a gust of wind while I was cornering, and bam…in my eye it went. Now at the time, it seemed minor, I carried on like the grass mowing trooper that I am.
I came in and took my lenses out and it was like fire in my eye. Like I was in agony. WHAT. THE. HELL.
Of course it feels like there is something in my eye, embedded into my eyelid and torturing me every single time I blink.
I have renewing eye drops..awesome. I use about half a bottle thinking I can wash whatever has taken over my eye socket OUT.
Well I might have, but the aftermath of whatever went on in there was insane.
I went to bed early, just so I could close my eyes.
I went to bed fairly optimistic that I would wake up in the morning and it will have all been a big old nightmare.
It didn’t hurt nearly as much this morning as it did last night, but it still felt like there was a foreign object embedded into my face.
I worked all day. I sucked it up. I only whined a little bit.
I hate being a whiner. And THEN I got a freaking bark mulch sliver in my damn finger. That took my mind off of my eye for a while.
I got off work and went straight to the walk in clinic. Thank goodness there was one open today, as it is a holiday here.
BC Day!! We have our own holiday for being awesome, cool huh?
So I go to the doc and get in right away, no waiting at all. Nice. There wasn’t even anyone else there!!
He looks in my eye and says he doesn’t see anything, so he freezes it and then puts some crazy ass dye in it. He says there is a scratch on my cornea but it is not very deep. Thank god.
He the tells me that he is going to put a patch on my eye, and I should keep it on for a couple of days. Well I work tomorrow, and there is not a chance in hell I can or will do it with this on my face:
I have zero depth perception.
I drove home.
I said to the doc before I left (who by the way is a regular customer at the garden centre) that I was driving home, good thing I lived close huh? He said I would need to be very careful. Ha. That is an understatement. It is hard to gauge anything with half of your vision gone. He was probably just glad he was off the streets safe in his clinic.
So here I blog with one eye. Luckily I don’t have to look at the keys when I type.
I would be screwed.
But I think this is enough computer for me for the night, I have to go rest. I might watch a movie with my eyes closed.
At least the lawn is mowed and the yard is beautiful. I made french onion soup
hooptickle soup if you are a redneck for dinner, it is a good thing I didn’t try for anything more complicated. It was touch and go.
So here is to a less annoying Tuesday…later pirates.