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.