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   Posted 12/21/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
It seems like a lot of us have been having bad days lately, and now I'm joining the club. cry The pain in my eye has been horrible since yesterday evening, it's at a steady 9. I'm sure part of it is from the weather (another snow storm today), but I have been taking it easy the last few days, so I didn't expect this. I was up almost the entire night with my eye & I could barely open it for several hours this morning. I hate to ask for support, but I really need it today! Any hugs welcome! :-) Thanks everyone!

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   Posted 12/21/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Skeye - how about a mutual hug???



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   Posted 12/21/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
one big hug comming your way! im so sorry your feeling so bad! maybe a hot bath might help ease some of the pain??? (at least temporally). I know, the weather hurts me alot to.....hope your snow storm passes quickly.
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   Posted 12/21/2008 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow. so sorry that eye of yours is acting up again, of
course you can have all the soft hugz you need. Get a
warm compress on that eye and hope it helps....
Take Care, hun and lots more soft hugz....
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   Posted 12/21/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry to hear your eye is hurting. I have glacoma and have eye pain, as well. Take care and I send a bit hug your way as well.

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   Posted 12/21/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much everyone for all the hugs & support! I really appreciate it. I can feel the warmth of all of your love from across cyberspace & thousands of miles away, and it's wonderful!

Well, I'm off to collapse in bed with a movie & put a hot compress on my eye. Hopefully the eye will let me sleep for a least a couple hours tonight. Only 3 more weeks till I see another neuroopthalmologist. I sure hope he has something to say.

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/22/2008 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   
A neuroopthamologist ... that's a new one to me. You must live in a large town.
I know the pain of Abrasions ~ anything like that?
Hope you're better now.

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   Posted 12/22/2008 2:56 AM (GMT -6)   
It's FOUR DEGREES outside right now! And that's without the windchill factor. Blowing snow. And I ache all over.

No wonder I'm up at 3am! Time for a muscle relaxant. sad


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   Posted 12/22/2008 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sorry to hear of your bad night.

I played football and one day at practice a teammate somehow got his finger into my facemask and scratched my cornea-Owwww! That was almost as bad as a kidney stone. Such pain! I was luckt to go to the ER where one drop of something with a cocaine like property was dropped into my eye and.. Instant relief until later when it acted up again then, another eye drop. This went on for two days. I'd hate to have it all the time.

Best wishs


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   Posted 12/22/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pamela,

Actually, I live in a TINY rural town. It is one of the smallest towns in my state, and about half our population is made up of rich (and many famous) people from nyc that have their "country home" in our town, so I always have to travel quite a ways to see my docs.

A neuroopthalmologist is an ophthalmologist that specializes in the nerves/neurology of the eye, kind of like a neurologist for eyes. My pain is from an injury deep within my orbit two years ago. I did a lot of damage, but it was fixed surgically/has healed, however I still have severe pain behind my eye, as well as swelling, decreased vision, and neurologic changes, but no one can figure out why. I've already seen 2 of these docs in the past & they didn't have much to say (although at least one of them didn't take me seriously), but I want it checked again since it has been a year & it has actually gotten worse. I'm hoping something has changed to make whatever process is going on behind my eye visible. Maybe then we'll have a better idea how to approach treating it. It's tough not to have a firm diagnosis.

I was doing a little better this morning, thanks for asking! But tonight I'm not doing so well again. I spoke to my doc today & he changed my meds slightly, so hopefully that will help. My eye is just so stubborn, we've yet to find a good combination of medications which consistently provides me with some relief. I guess it takes time in the beginning, but it's quite frustrating, especially on those really bad days like yesterday.


Ugh, I know what you mean! It was awful outside today! The wind was howling loudly here all night long & it was 9 degrees when I checked at 6 am. I was up practically all night too -- should have come on here & kept everyone company, it seems like a lot of us were up! I hope that muscle relaxer helped & you are feeling a little better. Sometimes I think aching pain is the worst kind! It is so hard to get rid of (not that any pain is easy to get rid of, it it was, there'd be no such thing as CP!).


Nice name! Ouch! That cornea scratch must have hurt! That was actually one of the few things that I didn't do when I injured my eye (its quite miraculous that I didn't lose my entire eye, one more millimeter & it would have been gone). But I do know what drops you are talking about. It's kind of like ocular tylenol. I popped a suture in my eye after my surgery 2 years ago & rubbed the surface of my eye & my eye lid and burned like mad. Those drops helped a lot. I sure wish I could put stuff like that in my eye. We looked into getting numbing drops, but it wouldn't help, as my pain comes from behind my eye & there is just no way to get to it shakehead.


Post Edited (skeye) : 12/22/2008 6:18:45 PM (GMT-7)

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