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less red eye, part 3

I woke this morning with a much less red eye. YIPPEE!

Here’s a photo I took about 5 minutes ago. In my kitchen. With the overhead light shining in my eyes. Obviously, it’s not a great photo, but you get the idea. Less red, a little puffy, and still quite green. The important thing is that there’s less.

Less red, less itching, less burning, less pain.

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red eye, part 2

When I woke up this morning, my eye was still red. I called one of the doctors I work for and went in to his office at 11am. After staining my eye and peering at it with a black light, he said there’s no scratch on it. He then said it must be a bacterial infection and gave me a prescription for drops that are contain both antibiotic and steroid. He said if it’s not better in a week, I need to see an opthamologist.

Here’s my eye at 2:30pm this afternoon…

I guess after all these red eyed pictures, I’ll have to post a clear eyed picture after this has healed.

For the past few days, each time I think about needing eyedrops, I keep hearing that eye drop commercial guy in my head saying, “Do you have DRY eyes?” in his dry-nasal voice.

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red eye

I woke up today with my red eye almost solid red, very puffy, and with lots of sinus pressure behind the eye. By afternoon it had cleared up a bit (with the help of antihistamines and eye drops). Here’s what it looked like about 3 hours ago.

If it’s still bad tomorrow morning, I’ll probably have to go to the doctor.

Looking on the bright side, having the red eye makes my hazel eyes look VERY green. 🙂

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Co-worker: Hey, Natalie, they have Far Bowls upstairs.
Me: What?
Co-worker: Far Bowls.
Me: What are Far Bowls?

[Co-worker shows a little box of candy to me]

Me: Aah… Fire Balls! (candy)

This goes to show that it’s hard to talk with a mouth full of candy!

(I cannot find a photo of a box of the candy right now,
so this bag will have to do…)

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red lights

Captain Jack believes that one of Dante’s cirles of Hell is reserved for betrayers and mutineers.

I happen to believe that those betrayers and mutineers will be driving down an unending road with redlights at every other block/intersection and having to stop at each and every light.

And at each of those lights, having to wait for 3 complete minutes.
Behind the slowest driver in America.
Who will not turn off his blinker.


That, my friends, is a good definition of HELL today.

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sometimes it’s not about you (or her, as it were)

Sometimes, I have things going on and don’t get around to calling friends to visit. Especially when I’m upset or worried. I am not one to call and talk for hours about it.

During my divorce, I talked about it. I think it was part of the healing.
But now, I really don’t do that so much.

A text message today implied that I’ve not called because I’m upset with a friend. I’m not upset. It’s not about her. I’ve just had things going on that I don’t feel like discussing. And I get tired of listening to personal details that are really none of my business.

It makes me tired to think about it. I guess it can’t just be that I’ve had a lot to think (and worry) about these past couple of weeks. Instead, it seems that it must be about her, how I’ve hurt her feelings and how I don’t call to check on her or want to talk. Nevermind that it’s right in the middle of the chaotic hour, that special time when the kids are to be getting ready for the next day and settling down for bedtime. I mean, that’s the perfect time to talk on the phone, right?


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better and better

I’m not sure if it’s that I’ve only had two caffeinated drinks since before the surgery (and couldn’t sleep on those nights – not doing that again anytime soon!),

or that I’ve not had aspartame (I think this could have been the cause of my headaches & constant tummy upsets.. either the aspartame or the cola coloring that I’m allergic to),

or that I’ve not had carbonation since before the surgery (except for 1/2 a can of diet dr. pepper last Sunday that made me feel icky),

or simply that I don’t have a huge grapefruit shaped uterus hanging around causing problems,

but I feel a million times better than I thought I would.

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template change

Yes, again! That’s one thing you can count on, eh?

I didn’t like that the words were obscured on the left side of the page with that huge border. It’s been bugging me since I set up that template and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it.

So… now the words are not covered up by border! 🙂

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I’m amazed by how much better I feel. Each day I can see a marked difference in the level of energy I have. I think I feel better today than I have in years!

Each day, I have a bit more energy and a bit less pain (hardly any now at incision sites & stitches). I’m looking forward to being able to go on walks again, to being able to do more things around the house & in the yard.

I’m even looking forward to being able to drive again! It has been a nice break, though, I must admit, after all that driving I did in June/July.

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Hear Your Music

I know that you spent really good money on your CD, and that you want to be able to listen to it while you’re working out, but sometimes the machines at the gym are louder than a construction zone.

Thankfully, Quiet Headphones has a great selection of noise cancelling headphones and earbuds.

With these you can hear the music that keeps you motivated to go that extra mile and not the guy on the treadmill next to you getting ready to have a coronary.

Once you try these headphones or earbuds, let me know what you think.

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new siggie

Thought I’d try out this new signature with the little pixie waving fairy dust on my name. What do you think?

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visit to the doctor

I went to the doctor today & saw the nurse practitioner. She checked everything out & said I’m healing nicely. She said that the pain & the feeling that everything is falling out is normal for the procedures & repair work that I had done. The stitches are all healing nicely. I have them in a bunch of places – more than I knew about before she told me!

She discovered a bacterial infection, though, and now I am taking a round of antibiotics to get rid of it. I feel better knowing that everything is alright and relieved that the infection was caught early on.

I’m amazed by how exhausting it was to get out with Mom to go to the doctor, to the pharmacy and to the ice cream/dairy store for milk, lunch meat & bread.

Thankfully, soon after I got home, a lovely woman brought dinner by for us. It was so nice to not have to think about what to do for dinner. What a blessing for her to think of us & to reach out like that. Thank you so much, Ann!

appointment tomorrow

When I was talking with Mom this afternoon, I told her that my insides feel like they’re going to fall out if I’m standing up, walking or sitting up for a few minutes. She remembers feeling like this after childbirth, like I do, but said she thought I should call the doctor just to make sure it’s ok after 5 days to still feel like this.

So I did. I asked the nurse. She called back & said that the doctor wants me to see the nurse practitioner tomorrow afternoon.


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