Well, my eyes have had a pretty good day today. But, Tuesday and Wednesday... not so much! After feeling great on Monday once the bandage lens was removed (I suppose the numbing drops they put in probably gave me a false sense of "everything's great"), the pain and sensitivity returned with a vengeance on Tuesday. Yesterday (Wednesday) was not much better, but today has been a pretty good day. I kept a diary with the first surgery, so I should have realized that I was not quite out of the woods with the pain on Monday. I also probably overdid it reading everything I could on the computer. Ups and downs with this kind of thing are to be expected. I am still very thankful it is done and am sure that once the healing is complete, I'll be seeing much better.
I have a blogging friend, Cheryl, who is also going through some real challenges with her eyes. She had surgery on them today. If you think of her, would you please say a prayer for her healing. It is amazing how we can take something for granted (eyes, teeth, etc.) until they begin to fail us. Then we know JUST how valuable they are. When it hurts just to blink, well ... just think of how many times you blink!
Along with the surgery, I have found that I am quite allergic to the cleansing wipes they use before various procedures. After having broken out at the dentist after oral surgery, the eye doctor after eye surgery, and even a very bad rash down my forearm after having blood drawn at my yearly endocrinologist visit (photo at right from that), I finally narrowed it down to the brand of wipes they were using to cleanse my arm before drawing the blood. The eye doctor and the oral surgeon all used the same ones. Now, trying to convince your doctor not to wipe down a machine with that wipe before you stick your forehead and chin on it, well that is another thing, not to mention not wiping down your face with it before surgery. Today I have this same rash on my forehead, chin, eyebrows, undereye area, and even my eyelids! Hopefully it won't last long, but boy is it uncomfortable!
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Hope all is well in your corner of the world. I have enjoyed catching up with a number of you this week! And if you're having a holiday over the coming week, I hope you have a wonderful and safe one!