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The Eyes Have It.......

May 17th, 2008 at 02:06 pm

I can't believe that I haven't been on the blogs for so long. I haven't even read anything lately. Had a few medical positives and misadventures. A couple of weeks ago, I mistakenly put contact cleaner in my eyes instead of my eye drops. No, the bottles are totally different, but the same size and in the same spot. That smarts. Big time. I ended up in the emergency room (was a Sunday) so they could completely flush the remaining crud out of my eyes. I think they said something like chemical burn. Next day, I went in the pouring rain to the eye doc/surgeon guy who is really awesome and he pronounced me fine. I used the opportunity to upgrade my glasses (since I obviously need them for stupid times like these). I had enough in my eye fund to buy them, but I am still awaiting the emergency room fees. Ouch again.

At the end of that week, Hubby went to the doc in the Big City and was pronounced free from restrictions. Now, he can drive and mow and all that fun stuff. He just has to be careful lifting much and things like that. They are going to continue to monitor him every six months which relieves my mind on the future. During this doc visit, we met up with DD and went to a major league baseball game for Hubby's part of the Father's Day/Mother's Day weekend jaunt. I haven't been to a major league game since I was oh...about twelve. Of course, this was the only game they lost in about seven or so in a row. Oh well, the whole experience was pretty neat. At least, the other team did so much that we had plenty to watch. DD gave us gift baskets she'd made and then announced that DD, DD's BF, and Hubby had gone together and ordered me a laptop. I think my brain fritzed when I heard that. I have received it, but I need to get those kids to put all the rest of the programs that I need on it, including the security software. They have some fancy stuff they get from college. I will be getting that done in a week or so. So, for now, I don't connect up to anything, and I'm just playing around learning it. First time I haven't had the last hand-me-down. This is going to be SO FUN. DS and DIL sent me an Edible Arrangement for Mother's Day which is composed of fruit that looks like flowers and bushes. Included some chocolate covered strawberries. Yummy present! And SO cool looking.

After DD left to return to her town to meet up with BF to go camping with his parents, he called and asked our permission to ask her to marry him. We had to sit on the information for several days and it about killed us. He's a great kid that we all wanted to contrive to introduce to DD. Awesome that it took so well!

DD was also tested and found to be ADD. So, the docs and stuff wanted to see if I was too. It sure would explain stuff. So, off to my med team to find out. And I am. Piggybacks onto bipolar. So, I've been trying new meds for the last couple of days. So far, so good. Among us all, we've been to all kinds of docs. So glad most of it has been for good stuff.

I learned several things from the eye episode:

1. Keep eye wash around. Tap water HURTS. I didn't know eye wash existed. It is in the hurricane supplies now.
2. I like the new hospital. They were really fast. Nice to know in an emergency.
3. I love my insurance.
4. Keep my bottles in separate places.
5. The doc's office told me to take the antibiotics I got from the hospital that I didn't need after all and keep them for awhile for a future mishap. I think I must have a "K" for Klutz stamped on my forehead....

6 Responses to “The Eyes Have It.......”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Glad you are ok now!!

  2. Amber Says:

    Sorry to hear about your ER visit, I guess I should stop using my contact cleaner as an eye drop, I never knew it could be so painful but I'm glad you are feeling better
    That was nice of BF to ask your permission

  3. JanH Says:

    Amber, the contact wetting solution is probably okay for an eye drop. I've used it for that in a pinch. But, I used cleaner--silica gel and assorted cleaner chemicals that will burn your eye. Fortunately, I didn't damage the cornea! Or hurt my eye enough that I needed the antibiotics for infection. If yours is a combo product, it might be okay to use as an eye drop because it goes in the eye. Mine was just a cleanser product. Nasty stuff!

  4. Amber Says:

    I see, I have the combo never used the other...glad you are ok

  5. Carolina Bound Says:

    So glad you are okay! You might want to think lasik for the future -- it is SO wonderful not to deal with contacts! I know it's pricey, but it has been worth it for me.

  6. JanH Says:

    Carolina, that sounds like a dream come true. My last doc said that the surgery wouldn't work for me. Something about my eyes being too long in the back. I never quite understood it. He has retired and the new doc he sent me to is one of the best. I hope to ask and find out more in the future. Maybe there are surgeries available for me now. I should start saving up! The other issue we have is that both my parents have had cataracts and I heard that the cataract surgery is harder if you've had lasik. I need to see if that is just an old wives tale, also. I should start making a list of my questions.....

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