Eye Opening

It may have been noticed that I’ve been MIA for about a month. So, for those wondering, I learned on St. Patrick’s Day that when an eyeball (my left one, in this case) collides with a soccer ball traveling 80+ mph, the soccer ball will win. Thankfully, there was no damage to my retinal nerve, but the orb got a good squishing (no rupture, thankfully) and hyphema (blood in the eye) occurred.
I’ve spent the last month doing nothing (and I mean nothing) but sitting (relatively) still and watching TV, doing minimal email and some very short reading using the cyclops method (ie; with one eye). The key is keeping head (and my eye) as “still” as possible so it can heal. I’ve been taken more eye drops than I thought possible and was on more glaucoma medicine than an 80 year old because my eye pressure was pretty high. I’m not very good at the “keeping still” part, but got better (once surgery was mentioned!) and, eventually, so has my eye.
I’ve now progressed from “couch potato” to “tortoise” mode. I’m also finding that extended time on the computer (now with two eyes!) is still a little taxing, but as it gets better, I hope to get back to regular blogging.

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Patrick
Patrick
10 years ago

Welcome back, Marc!!

Dan McGowan
Dan McGowan
10 years ago

Welcome back!

seirra1
seirra1
10 years ago

Welcome back Marc and here’s hoping your recovery continues to go well!!!

OldTimeLefty
10 years ago

Sorry for your accident, but you could never see very much from your left eye. It may be a cosmic warning.
OldTimeLefty

helen
helen
10 years ago

Marc,take it easy,get better. What an awful accident! Please take it slow,recover,praying for your full recovery.
St.Pats Day,huh? Are you part Irish and getting a bit too lively? I’m part Irish. hehehehe! Were you really trying to do a jig Marc? There’s no shame in it.

joe bernstein
joe bernstein
10 years ago

Do what they tell you-you’re a young guy and don’t need complications-I needed cataract surgery years after having an eye injury-fortunately,that surgery is almost always free of problems.

Marc
10 years ago

Thanks All! FYI, I really was playing soccer on St. Paddy’s day, but I did get to witness a few Brown U students who had over-imbibed (including one in a kilt!) at the RI Hospital ER!

Marc
10 years ago

Thanks All (and good one OTL!). FYI, I really was playing soccer on St. Paddy’s day, but I did get to witness a few Brown U students who had over-imbibed (including one in a kilt!) at the RI Hospital ER!

Russ
Russ
10 years ago

Welcome back, Marc. You a Premier League fan?

Bob
Bob
10 years ago

Good thing eyeballs are very durable. Seen pictures of pretty horrendous motorcycle crashes and it’s not uncommon for the eyeballs to survive quite intact while the rest..well, not so good!

Marc
10 years ago

Thanks Russ, yes, I’m an EPL fan. I follow Everton/Fulham because of US Players but also appreciate ManU.

Russ
Russ
10 years ago

See? We don’t have disagree on everything after all. I was worreid you’d say Chelsea.
There’s only one team Fulham!

Russ
Russ
10 years ago

Er, there’s only one team in Fulham. (can’t type today)

Marc
10 years ago

Russ, I think we may have indeed hit on some common ground. I’ve come to dislike Chelsea. Don’t like their style of play.

Russ
Russ
10 years ago

Yes, there’s no shortage of reasons to hate Chelsea! (gonna be thinking this one all day now)
fanchants.co.uk/football-songs/fulham-chants/one-team-in-fulham/

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