May 31, 2008 at 4:42 pm 1 comment

TheraTears is a GREAT product for dry eye. There is a one dollar coupon right now if you Google for it.  I’ve about used my three box supply  with fix mini bottles each.  I want the eye drop size bottle instead…when you tear off the cap, it causes an uneven point and sometimes I touch my eye slightly.  I’d rather have the smooth top, though it’s not as good for fighting infection post surgery.

The guy I saw post surgery said that by about saturday I’d want to hunt all them down and kill them…but to hang in there, the worst would probably be over.

I laughed, appreciating his humor.  I really thought he figured I was a wimp.

Today, indeed letters underscoring my cause are going through my mind to spill my guts on a couple matters–namely, warnings about how to pull off these darkening shades.

The self injury an hour after the surgery makes this right contact feel like sand paper with one fleck of sand –enough to drive a person batty and slow sweeling, thus, my vision.

I am prone to tell the same stories over and over to my family, apparently, like most people post surgery.

Son:  “So you scratched your eye or something?
Mom:  “Yes, they said my eye is swollen now…”

Son:  “I know, I know, one eye the tissue has a lightening bolt pattern on my cornea, the other a star-burst.”

Mom:  “I suppose I’ve said that a few times.”

Son:  “Uh, yeah, a few.”

No sympathy.

Awaiting tomorrow.

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  • 1. Misty  |  June 1, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Bryan said you asked him twice about where I was this morning at church–before and after the service. I told him you were probably on pain meds. He said, “Oh, the eye thing–I couldn’t figure out why she had asked me twice.” 🙂

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