Yesterday morning I awoke to discover that I had somehow gouged my right eyeball in the middle of the night. The most likely explanation is that my contact lens tore as I removed it, and a small piece got stuck in my eye. It was painful, yet not overbearingly so... a handful of ibuprofen managed to get me through the day.
Then this morning I awoke at 1:00am in searing pain. I'm assuming that I was rubbing my irritated eye in the middle of the night, worsening the injury. This time I took no chancres. I flushed it continuously with saline then looked in every nook and cranny with a flashlight. There was nothing there, but the damage had already been done. I was in agony as I stared at a computer screen while my eye was weeping all day long. It was uncomfortable to the extreme, and seemed to last an eternity.
But eventually I made my way home and took a break from computers for a while. That plus another handful of ibuprofen got the pain under control and I found my desire to live again.
UNTIL I WAS PULLING A STACK OF DVDs OFF THE SHELF JUST NOW AND HAD ONE SLIDE OFF AND STAB ME IN THE FACE... SCRATCHING THAT SAME EYEBALL... AGAIN!
And I thought I was in pain before.
I am fully of the opinion that any time you hurt a part of your body it becomes a frickin' magnet for further injury. Sprain your wrist, and you'll be bumping it all day long. Cut your finger, and you'll be smashing it in the door soon after. Get kicked in the balls and... well... you get the idea. I should have known better and worn my pirate eyepatch today, but I just wasn't that smart.
And so here I am, squinting through the tears trying to write today's blog entry.
Apparently I am in desperate need of dumbass warnings to protect me from myself...
I hate to be a whiner, BUT IT BURNS! IT BURNS SO BAD!
The only thing that could make this any worse would be if my headache came back...
SON - OF - A - BITCH!
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Ouch! Hope you get better very, very soon.
You could have a detached retina
you ought to see a doctor
Ouch. I once scratched my retina somehow (maybe taking out my contacts the night before) and my eye was so light sensitive I couldn’t sit in a room with a window. It was horrid.
I hope it feels better soon. Find that patch.
Good lord man, are you ok? Go to the Dr forthwith.
I’m thinking you may want to wear some goggles to bed tonight, just in case 🙂
this reminds me a lot of my trip to tijuana, mexico.
I’m for the safety goggles, but not if you’ve got a date (they might think that’s a little creepy!)…
Yeah, ouch! Hope it’s better soon!
I’m with the scratched cornea comments (I think they mean cornea, not retina) – I scratched mine once playing with my daughter… shoot, she was about 3 at the time, and I went to bed later that night, lah-dee-dah.. and woke up the next morning in about the same pain you’re describing.
Went in, and they rubbed some goop in my eye, then looked at it with some ultraviolet-looking lamp. It showed up very clearly that I had scratched it up – it’s amazing what the right tools can do for you.
Anyway, they gave me a prescription for some more goop (better goop I think), and an eyepatch. Took about a week, and it was right as rain. Er, Wayne.
I will also comment that even with the eyepatch and the goop, even looking out of the OTHER eye hurt, because as my left eye saw things fine, as it contracted/expanded due to light, so did my injured right eye, and sunlight hurt so… bad….. I still remember driving to work that week and my eye starts twitching all over again.