Friday, April 25, 2008

Ouch!!

So, I have had a very interesting week. I have had to go to the doctor three times this week!!

It started on Wednesday when I woke up (forgot to take my contacts out the night before so my eyes were really dry) I went to take out my contacts and put in a new pair, with the new pair in the vision in my left eye was significantly blurry. Far more than normal so I was a little concerned. I went to work and figured it would correct itself as the day went on but it didn't. So after work I made an appointment with the doctor and went an hour later. The doc didn't know what was wrong, my eye looked fine so he prescribed me some eye drops. I went and got those and put them in my eye and, oh my word did it ever STING!! When I got home I took out my contacts and wore my glasses the rest of the day.

Then on Thursday I woke up and my left eye was super red and crusty. Gross! I figured pink eye and made another appointment later that day to get some pink eye drops. When I went in the doc didn't think it was pink eye, but maybe a bacterial infection or something. So more eye drops were prescribed, with the instructions that if my eye didn't feel better the next day to give him a call and he would send me to a specialist. These eye drops stung as well.

So today I woke up and my eye is still red, really watery, sensitive to light, itchy, and painful. So I called the doc and he set me up with the specialist. I went to the eye doctor today and he put a numbing drop in my eye (oh, it felt so good not to have my eye stinging for a bit) and he flashed a light in my eye (which hurt and I could barely keep my eye open) Anywho, he started looking in my eye and said, "Oh, there is an ulcer! A really big one!" So apparently I have an ulcer in my eye. (Had no idea you could get one in your eye) And the ulcer has a pretty bad infection in it. So, I have more eye drops (which are the strongest antibiotic you can get) and so far it stings for about ten minutes after I put them in and then it feels good. :) And I have to put the drops in every two hours. I am glad that we got down to the bottom of it, and my vision is getting a little better too. :) But boy does my eye ever HURT. Probably nothing like Kelsey (all I can say is OUCH!!!) but still hurts. And I have a very low tolerance for pain so I am acting like a big baby. lol Anywho, that has been my week.

Oh, to make this post Guide Dog related Sherman was a trooper being dragged to the doctors office over and over and also to the pharmacy. He was way interested in the blood pressure machine and would tilt his head from side to side as it would puff up and squish my arm and then release in little puffs. He liked that part.

8 comments:

Kelsey and Spike said...

Ahh Megan, I'm sorry. I feel your pain. ;) I didn't know you could get ulcers in your eyeball! That's gotta hurt. Hope it heals quickly and you feel better soon. :)

Emily, Maggie, and Angel said...

Ouch! I hope it feels better soon! And good boy Sherman... your girlfriend Angel has seen her share of doctors and pharmacies in the last month with her sick mom too :(

Anna and Lawrence said...

Maybe you're going blind. :P Just kidding.

I feel for ya though. :(

Elizabeth and Alana said...

You sound almost as bad as me. :-) I have SO many weird diseases and ailments that I can't even remember them all. Of course, I also have to be the clumsiest and most uncoordinated person who ever lived, so I'm always at the doctor/ER.

Give Sherm a big pat for being such a good boy! When my grandmother was in the hospital, Holly was there with me the whole time which was almost a day. She was amazing! Hope your eye gets better soon! Sorry for the long post. ;D

Sarah and the Pack. said...

That sucks! Glad it turned out ok, and that Sherman was such a good boy!

Lisa & Runza said...

An ulcer in your EYE? Weird - never heard of that! Hope you get better soon. Sounds like it isn't much fun. Although thinking of Sherman tilting his head at the blood pressure machine IS fun!

Brittany said...

Wholy cow that sounds sooo painful!! I hope that your eye gets better soon.

The Puppy Raising Roller Coaster said...

Owie!! That sounds painful! Hopefully that gets better soon. Good boy Sherman for being such a good boy.