So, slowly but surely, my left eye is healing. I’m still doing eyedrops four times a day. At times, the band they left around the eyeball irritates enough that I have to take some Tylenol (use only as directed) and the gas bubble they put inside the eyeball to help press against the retina is slowly dissipating. Right now, I’m down to just a little bit of gas left and if you ask my wife, any time I’m down to just a little bit of gas, it’s a good day.
I actually have a bubble floating around in the left eye now, which I keep covered with a patch in public, The surface of the eyelid is still a bit bruised, but the eye itself is still very red. I tell people it looks as though I lost my soul. Anyway, for that reason, I’ve worn the eye patch….which has resulted in a flood of non-stop pirate jokes around the office. Being a comedian at heart, I get pouncing on a subject that’s just too easy to pass up. That helps me tolerate the lamest of pirate references that I’m hearing for the 43rd time. It makes sense. They see the patch and say what first comes to mind. From the other side, this whole thing really has been a tons of laughs and frankly, I’m concerned where the vision in the left eye is going to end up. It’s only been two weeks since the surgery, but I was hoping for more than just bright blurs when all is said and done.
I know, patience.
I’ll keep you posted on developments right here. No need to drag everyone though it on WackyWeek or the other pages.
And, if you have questions, ask. I’d love to help you avoid this kind of thing.
Especially the jokes.