Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Who needs two eyes?

As a few of you know, I've been having some vision problems with my left eye. Well, today was my second trip over to see the retina specialist in CStation. yay. Don't get me wrong, I really like him! But, driving an hour to see a doctor is rather annoying- hopefully he can fix me up soon!

For those of you who don't know, I've had a pretty significant blurry spot basically covering the entire left side of my field of vision, in my left eye. Which is all kinds of an annoying hinderance in itself, then add to it the super sensitivity to the bright, shining Texas sun and you basically have a bundle of joy. The blind/blurry spot(s) are caused by a bunch of little inflammation spots in the very back of my eyeball. These spots are putting severe pressure on my retina and therefore causing the spots in the front of my eye. So, I've been taking some super potent meds and apparently the swelling has gone down some, but it will take a lot more time for my vision to return to normal. There are obviously no guarantees that this will fix the problem or that it wont come back, but Dr. K seems pretty positive about this treatment and healing process. We shall see in another three weeks when I head back over to see him again!

I'm sure some of you have your own vision problems, I wear glasses at night for driving (or on lazy days at work!). But, this experience has been just crazy for me. I mean, not being able to basically see out of 1/3 - 1/2 of my eye?! That's just ridiculous! I've been trying to stay positive and not dwell on things like, not being able to go to the pool since the sun is too bright, or having to stop running for fear of tripping and falling (again!). I'm trying to get back to the gym Every. Day. again, but I'm having to stick to the elliptical, which makes me nauseous with the up/down movement and the blurriness. So, hopefully soon I will be able to get back on track! When the fall semester classes start at the HKC, I'm going to start doing yoga a few times a week, and I'm really looking forward to that.

My eyes are still dilated, so I better end this now before my eye and head start hurting. I hope you are all having a great start to the week!


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