Aww Maz, I am so sorry you have to go through this. Are you using just OTC meds or do you have prescription pain meds.
I am sure you probably have, but lay a warm moist wash cloth on the eye. Are you on steroids?
I will say a pray and send it your way. The big carpet is heading down under today to pick up you and Meg. Remember there is not pain or anxiety on the carpet.
Hugs to you sweetie,
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Hi all- went to local doctor first thing this morning who referred me straight to an eye specialist to confirm what he suspected- i have an ulcer on my cornea that is causing the nerves in the back of the eye to spasm and impairing my vision. he injected dye and dilated my pupil. im off work for a few days- using a antibiotic cream for the eye and taking anti-inflammatory meds. the pain is killing me- i have prescription painkillers but they are barely taking the edge off it. so much pain.
Thankyou so much for sympathy and kind words- the doctor has me off work for at least 3 days, my eye has not improved at all. the pain is distorting my ability to see, the topical ointment in my eye is blurring my vision. with everything i have been through over the years medically, i am used to pain. however, this has taken pain to a whole new level. the entire top left side of my head is pounding, aching, hurting, from my eye down to my ear, teeth/jaw and behind my eye, all on the left. i cant sleep on my left side, it just increases the pressure in my face which in turn increases the pain. and because of the severity of the pain, i cant sleep. my nose started running the moment my eye flared up- apparently when tear ducts are blocked, the overflow goes out your nose. ive been through half a box of tissues and have a rudolph the red nosed reindeer nose. the whole eye flare has given me a 'behind the eye' migraine, like someone is hammering away with a chisel.
as you can imagine, the whole level of pain and discomfort is agitating and distressing me, especially as i have never experienced anything like this. im sensitive to light, im edgy, unable to sleep. i just finished my lesson plans for the next 2 days and emailed them to the school so my kids will have appropriate work to go on with.
Im so very sorry for whining, i realise in the scheme of things in this world that a gammy eye isnt epic- but right now its stopping me from being even remotely comfortable or calm and restful. im sick and tired of being sick and tired. i try so hard to do the right thing and i keep getting knocked on my butt. sorry for any typos- am still typing with one eye only.
thankyou, awesome HW family. love, peace and blessings
Thanks, Betsy- i was hoping to wake up today with some improvement- the specialist said it should repair quickly, but ive woken up worse. my eyelid is swollen shut now, so getting the ointment onto the actual ulcer in the eye, on the cornea itself is diificult. again, excuse my one eyed typing, its messy and filled with errors. so back to the specialist tommorow who will no doubt further bankrupt me. its all very disheartening and its a major inconvenience with work- its such a busy time of year at school, marking, writing reports etc and im struggling to do that. and the pain is outta this world.